Can The Can was Suzi Quatro's second solo single and spent one week at No.1 in the UK during June 1973. However, in the U.S. the song wasn't released until 1976, where it reached #53 in February of the same year.
Can The Can also topped many charts across the globe and was lifted from Suzi's self-titled debut album. The B-side included the track Ain't Ya Something Honey.
As well as being a vocalist and songwriter, Suzi is also a mean bass player. She is still releasing material and has so far released fifteen studio albums.
This is a really good quality video clip of a performance by Suzi Quatro on Top Of The Pops on 27th December 1974, and she is introduced by Radio One DJ's Dave Lee Travis and Noel Edmonds.
Now this is a personal favourite of mine, and to say "this rocks!" would be an understatement. "I'm a blue-eyed bitch and I wanna get rich" Damn, why don't they make rock music like this anymore?
The video clip has the best audio quality I could find on Youtube, and although it's far from perfect, it's better than all of the other uploads which were truly terrible!
The single reached #7 in the UK and was lifted from Suzi's second album Quatro. My Mum bought The Wild One on 7" vinyl which I remember listening to quite a lot as a kid, and seeing that RAK label with the tall sailing ship (further down this page) again makes me realise how old I am! The B-side featured a track entitled Shake My Sugar which I also played many times during the seventies.
By the way, does anyone else think that Suzi looks like a sexy version of Linda Hamilton from the Terminator films?
Rock chick Suzi Quatro was at her peak in the 70's, but still managed a #34 hit (UK) with Mama's Boy in January 1980. This was the rock singer's last single to break into the British Top 40.
Overall, she had eleven Top 40 singles in the UK, but just one top 40 hit in the U.S. with Stumblin' In (with Chris Norman) which peaked at #4 in 1979. Her two biggest hits were Can the Can and Devil Gate Drive which reached #1 in both the UK and Australia.