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Saturday, April 23, 2011

P and Q Are For...



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P and Q Are For Pleasure Seekers and Suzi Quatro

The Pleasure Seekers were a rip-roaring, kick ass, all girl garage band from the Motor City in the 1960's. When all the popular acts of the day singing shangri la love stuff, they were talking about hard drinking, getting high and broken relationships like the guys. Formed by sisters Patti and Suzi Quatro in 1964, they came to prominence after an appearance at Dave Leone's popular teen club The Hideout. They shared the stage with the likes of Bob Seger, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent. For a taste of their sound click here Sorry there was no embed code for this.
















Suzi Quatro played bass guitar for The Pleasure Seekers as well as other all girl bands like Cradle and Fanny. She made wearing leather and rockin' out cool for girls and the awesomely ass-kicking Joan Jett considers her an influence. She is perhaps most known here in the US for the 1978 hit song Stumblin In with Chris Norman and her recurring role as Leather Tuscadero on Happy Days. She had greater success in Europe and toured with acts like Thin Lizzy and Slade. Her 1980 song Rock Hard was featured on the soundtrack of the cult film Times Square along with The Ramones, XTC, Talking Heads and The Pretenders. For some fascinating reading, check out her autobiography Unzipped.

16 comments:

  1. I don't know Suzie or the band, but odds are, if I heard their music, I'd probably know at least one of their songs.

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  2. I'm not too familiar with the band, but you've described them as a pretty fierce, and kick-ass group. Worth at least one listen.

    Nice double feature and good luck with your guest hosting!

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  3. Great info about these musicians. Now I'm going to check out your guest post.

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  4. Ooo I have never heard of them but I will definitely be checking them out!! I love that they have shared the stage with the bad ass Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent, you had me right then. : )

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  5. poor Quentin and Prue :(((((
    I'm popping over to watch your show :)

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  6. Thank you for recommending this band! I am a 60's music fanatic, and I'm sure I will love them.

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  7. @J.L. They are a great band and I was surprised when I heard them how familiar they were to me.

    @Melissa Hi and thank you for being a new follower. I'm so glad you liked this post, Suzi and her band were real groundbreakers

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  8. @Matt They were a fierce band. I was amazed at the acts they played with and the fact that they all played instruments rather than being strictly vocal like 99% of the female groups at that time.

    @Kimberly Thank you so much for the support. The Pleasure Seekers really did have a sound like nothing the women of the time were playing.

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  9. @Nicole They really were cutting edge and I love that they played the same stages as those awesome rockers like Alice and Ted.

    @Dez Poor Pru and Quentin indeed. I am so bad having these kids killed off to satisfy my alphabet needs. Thank you so much, my friend. You are the best cheerleader. ;)

    @Rachel I love the 60's sound too. They had some of the best music. I'm so glad I could introduce you to these ladies. They really pushed the envelope for female musicians.

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  10. Well, I loved that link to the The Pleasure Seekers, and then I had to seek out Rock Hard, as well. Enjoyed both!

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  11. @Julia Rock Hard was great wasn't it? I'm happy you liked the post. You gotta love trailblazing rocker chicks. :)

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  12. Ha ha! Leather Tuscadero... Remeber her little hand jive motion. Oh yeah, total coolness.

    Never head of that girl band but how friggin cool is that?? I'll hop over to your guest post.

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  13. @Pk I loved her hand pistol thing, too. She's one of the characters I remember most from Happy Days. I could not believe how edgy these girls sounded and am looking to find some of their music for myself.

    Thank you so much for the support. :)

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  14. Wow! They are real rock and roll history. The clip is classic mid-60s rock and roll.

    Hope you join us in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post on Monday May 2nd.
    Lee

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