Album Review: Suzi Quatro – The Devil In Me

Suzi Quatro

Album Review: Suzi Quatro - The Devil In Me
Reviewed by The Papist

The bass icon Suzi Quatro has a new album out called 'The Devil In Me', when I was in nappies she was treading the boards and kicking musical butt! She has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album since then. Now we have this new release and this album shows her diversity musically, and ability to put together some great songs.

This is a 12 track album and as previously stated has a mix of styles from hard rockin' blues, to smooth jazz that would (in my opinion) also suit the smooth voice of Sade, a Christmas song, and a really soulful one too! Her voice suits them all and shows just how good she is at what she does. She can Can The Can and sound silky smooth too, every track delivers. Her fans will not be disappointed as it gives what I know her for and also how she has developed her style.

The title track 'The Devil In Me' opens up with a nice hard rock blues number and it, like many of the songs are catchy and you cant help but tap your foot to it. 'Hey Queenie' is more bluesy with a rock edge, some great bluesy bass lines thumping through. The next two tracks 'Betty Who' and 'You Can’t Dream It' are what I would call lighter blues rock, but they have choruses that you can imagine a crowd singing back at full tilt. 'My Heart And Soul' is the Christmas song, and is a cracking soulful number and shows her vocal diversity as does 'Loves’s Gone Bad' which is smooth jazz.

My favourite track is 'I Sold My Soul' and is a great rolling rock song with a Hammond organ cracking chorus, full on rock and roll and kicks good and proper. The final track is a storming Quatro classic, 'Motor City Riders' is a great end to a good album.

This album shows she continues to produce strong material, the rasp she delivers on rock and blues tracks is perfect and is classic Suzi. The smoother songs she has on here show she is no one trick pony and having not heard any of her later material really enjoyed this.

If you like some good bluesy rock this album will not disappoint.

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