In 1982 the Main Attraction came out and failed to dent the charts anywhere in the world.
Without a label, this album was shelved for 15 years. Had it come out, it wouldn't exactly have set the charts alight, but would have certainly been better recieved than the country/techno fusion of Main Attraction (And I love MA.)
Rock and roll is represented in the tracks 'Strange Encounters', which features a pounding bass intro from Ms Q, complete with dramatic lyrics; 'I'm A Rocker'; Good Girl (Looking for a Bad Time) and others.
Many of these songs were performed live around the time it was recorded, and went down a storm.
The slow songs maintain their depth without being dull. Tracks like 'Comes the Night', 'Just Like Momma' and 'Can I Be Your Girl', a song Suzi still performs at gigs today, show a personal and introspective side to her character which we don't really see again until 2006's album 'Back to the Drive.'
The two bonus singles are a little shaky; I Go Wild being a bouncy little keyboard ditty comprised mostly of synths and bass- it's no real surprise this didn't make a dent in the charts. Tonight I Could Fall In Love is a better track, and a good example of 80's rock-ballad.
From a Suzi fanatic, this has to be one of my favourite albums; partially for the excellent bass lines she delivers, but mostly because there is only one cover song on the whole album; a problem that we are faced with many Quatro releases is the shameless amount of songs written by other people. Like M.A. we are getting Q to the core.
Admittedly, the album cover is a little dull, and the title suggests that the songs will be a lot slower than they actually are, but this CD is a real smorgasbord of music, which contains a very detailed booklet with information you can't just 'google'. It's a must-have for any Suzi fan who can take the soft stuff with the hard.