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It's A Silk Sash Bash: Suzi Quatro's 13 Favourite Albums
Ben Graham , October 25th, 2017 09:42

The one-time Leather Tuscadero talks to Ben Graham about the records that changed her life, plus breaking down barriers, seeking new challenges and being snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


Dory Previn - Mythical Kings And Iguanas
Oh my God, I'm so glad somebody knows about this besides me! Mickie Most had a copy of it and he gave it to me to play in my room, in my bedroom, and I'll never forget it, he said now, Suzi, this album will change your life. Oh - that's an intoxicating thought, isn't it? I said, okay. He said there's not a syllable wasted. So I went home, played it and promptly fell in love with it. The anecdote to that is that I saw Dory Previn in about 1986, '87, she played the Donmar Warehouse and I went backstage and met her. I said your album saved my life. When I heard that album and I realised what you had survived I realised that what I was going through was nothing. My life was easy. She gave me a big hug. So I got to make it full circle. But what an album! Wow! How she turned that around! She took her pain and she turned it round into a positive exercise. There's a lot about her marriage on that album and boy, what a fractured life she had, but she made great music from it.