SUZI QUATRO - NO CONTROL (Steamhammer/SPV, 2019)

The queen is back, hard as a nail!

Genere: Rock, Rock Blues

Voto: 8,5/10

54 years in show business, the first female bass player to become a major rock star, over 50 million records sold, Suzi Quatro needs no introduction. From her first hit “Can the Can”, number 1 in the UK in 1973, to her widely acclaimed comeback “In the Spotlight” (2011), Suzi never ceased to follow the wild, uncompromising path of rock ‘n’ roll. She did it her way, of course: it was clear since the days she was a support act for Slade that this leather wearing, blond haired tiger was an animal of her own, similar to noone. Capable of dueting with Chris Norman in the sweet and mellow “Stumblin' In” (number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979) without losing a single ounce of grit. Well, buckle up folks, because her long awaited new record “No Control” (to be released on March 29th 2019 by Steamhammer/SPV) is a state-of-the-art rock blues album that really packs a punch. You’ve got the whole works here: heavy blues numbers with great guitar licks and harp riffs, hot and hard as a desert road (Going Home and the hammering hit Don't Do Me Wrong); shuffle tracks with soulful backing choruses, honky tonk piano and Chicago-style horns (Strings, Easy Pickings); even a blast from the past, featuring a distinct sixties Motown-like flavour (I Can Teach You To Fly). What else could we ask for? A catchy anthem, the kind you sing out loud while you bang your head? Listen to “Heavy Duty Work” and try to resist the urge to dance around the room raising a fist up in the air, if you can. I dare you. Want a great album opener? “No Soul/No Control” is a thunderous statement, a fine piece of work for Suzi to display her roaring presence. A fine record must have a fine closing too. “Going Down Blues” marks the end of the journey , spicy and buttery just like a good southern meal.  
Brace yourselves people: the queen is back, and she’s coming your way. 


1) No Soul/No Control

2) Going Home

3) Strings

4) Love Isn’t Fair

5) Macho Man

6) Easy Pickings

7) Bass Line

8) Don't Do Me Wrong

9) Heavy Duty

10) I Can Teach You To Fly

11) Going Down Blues


Articolo di Karl Eisenmann

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