Suzi Quatro - Rock Hard (7T's)
"Rock Hard" was a long-lost gem from Suzi Quatro. The album was originally released back in 1980. It was Quatro's first album for the newly formed label Dreamland Records. The label was operated by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, the writer-producer team responsible for Quatro's golden classics. The label was short-lived, and that's probably why this album went missing in action.
Just one look on the cover, and you know Suzi means business here. She's standing there all in leather, armed with a BC Rich bass, and ready to rock. The album itself is a heavy hitter. Dominated by heavier sounds, and Quatro's raw energy. Plenty of great tracks here such as the title cut, reggaeish "Woman Cry," or "Lipstick." Even the cover of The Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" rocks hard, and is ideally suited for Quatro's range and style.
"Rock Hard" is a great record, and 32 years down the line, it still has a certain freshness about it. The album was re-mastered, and packaged with photos and very detailed liner notes. A fantastic reissue.