The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.

— Suzi Quatro

The most delighting Suzi Quatro quotes that will inspire your inner self

Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin

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I am flattered to have been the woman to have opened the door for female rockers to be accepted into the mainly male industry.

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After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.

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I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.

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A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.

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Nothing heals like love and time

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Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.

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My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book -- and probably will.

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I feel that whatever you put out is what you'll get back.

I always put out, 'hey, hi, I'm a bass player, no bullshit,' and that's what I got back. I got the respect.

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Anyone who has had their heart broken learns to keep a little safety area.

Even now in my relationship, I have something I can call my own in case something goes wrong. You need a place to retreat to.

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When you are famous, you never can be sure why somebody's being nice.

You just have to develop a very good sixth sense. I call it my bullshit detector.

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The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.

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About Suzi Quatro

Quotes 31 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday June 3, 1950

I was raised in a musical family - 5 girls and 1 boy - so all of us girls don't do gender. We were all made to believe that we could do anything we wanted and so we did. One of my early bands was with my sisters. I didn't really come across a lot of problems because I just didn't see it. I took myself seriously and so everyone else did too - this is my mantra.

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I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.

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The hardest instruments for women to play are bass and drums.

Drums because of the physicality needed and bass just because its heavy and it's not an easy instrument to play.

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I've always maintained that you can be sexy with your clothes on. Sexier maybe.

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I don't know, I don't pay attention to critics anyway.

They either like me or they don't, you know what I mean? I am too long in the tooth to worry about that.

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I have recorded nine tracks for a new album which I financed myself and am looking for a home for.

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I've seen it [Australia] go from a lot of small towns to big towns, but I think it has found its identity in all this time... it's a very special country, I could easily live here.

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I do think fame can distort reality. I've always felt that.

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Love is the best part of life

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As far as more recognition goes, I am happy with the amount of love and respect I have received from other artists and the public. Of course, I would love more, and think I deserve it.

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The bass and drums are the engine, and the key to good bass playing is it's not what you play, it's what you DON'T play that counts. You leave the spaces, they're more important than anything.

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Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.

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What stood me in good stead was my upbringing.

I had a musician father, a very religious mother who totally supported us. My mom gave me my moral code which, even if I was bad, I wasn't bad for very long. If you're born and raised Catholic, it stays with you a lifetime. It's a good thing to have. My dad gave me a very professional attitude to the music business, and for that I thank them 100%.

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Shame on those artists who aren't proud of their achievements.

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I do love acting. It's my second love and I would love to do more.

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Down in devil gate drive. I led the angel pack on the road to sin. Knock down the gates, let me in.

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I made up my mind that I was going to be just like Elvis.

It never occurred to me that Elvis was a man. I just wanted to be him. He had a huge impact on me, right down to that black leather jumpsuit he wore on the 68 Comeback Special.

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I've always done a bass and drum solo that lasts about 10 minutes.

The main thing is to use it only when you need to.

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