Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by mikeratan00, Feb 15, 2009.
Yeah. She rocked my youth.
Jeez, she's aged well!
Detroit girl...and her niece is pretty hot too....
Oh yeah....."Your mama won't like me..."
She was supposed to be my first but it just didn't work out.
That top pic is not current but she still looks pretty good. Supposedly, she lives in England. She was an early B.C. Rich bass endorser.
LOL, My Mom grew up with her in Gross Pointe Mi.
oh my god! i had her all her vinyl... was just starting guitar at about 11 or 12 when she started to get known ih in the us, well before the leather tuscadero days...
who was her elvis looking guitar player?
I have her on my Myspace friends list, and unlike a lot of other such people, she actually interacts with fans on a personal level... it isn't just "my tour is going so and so" or "the new album blah blah" It's "I had a great time playing with the grand kid", having discussions about life, etc... She's a very cool lady.
She lives a couple of kilometers away here on Mallorca, and has indeed aged quite gracefully for being a real hell-raiser in her prime.
She had a couple of US hits in the late 70s-early 80s, like "Stumbling In" and "If You Can't Give Me Love." I remember another one named something like "Someone Else' Lipstick."
But she was never as big in the US as she was in the UK. A couples years later, Joan Jett did Suzi's act (sort of) and became huge. Chalk it up I guess to the US being behind the times in pop music music, as usual!
I liked all her early stuff but my favourite is "Your Mama Won't Like Me". Liked it as a kid still like it now! Never liked her music after that album. She was so hot when she was young - not too bad now! - but her music did become a bit too "nice" for me. But "Your Mama..."is great.
The guitarist was Len Tuckey, who was her husband for a while.
Her My Space page,shows her still looking well for a 58 year old...touring Australia next.
I first saw Suzi in 1973 at MSG, she was an opener for Wet Willie and Grand Funk Railroad. I still play her tune, Devil Gates Drive.
Theres a place I know where the kids all go; down at Devil Gates Drive. Oh yeah I remember her.
Played a gig with her in Calgary sometime in the mid 70s. Her guitar player, Len Tucky (sp?) used to play for the Nashville Teens. It was a good band, but the assholes in the audience didn't appreciate her and pelted her with bottles. Come to think of it, they didn't like my band either! She has a regular radio show on BBC that's quite good.
Damn Calgary rednecks!
Does anyone remember Michael Quattro?
Devil Gate Drive and a Ripper bass: