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The Pleasure Seekers - What A Way to Die - Colored Vinyl!

The Pleasure Seekers - What A Way to Die - Colored Vinyl!

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The Pleasure Seekers  |  Label: Sundazed 5458 |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Rock | LP condition: Mint | Jacket condition: Sealed

The archetype for the ’60s-era girl group was etched indelibly into stone, like a commandment: three pretty girls with matching outfits and bouffant hairdos would sing, with musical backing supplied by a bunch of guys standing in the shadows. The Quatro sisters shattered that archetype forever with the Pleasure Seekers, an all-girl teenage rock & roll group who played all the instruments themselves and were fully capable of wiping the stage with any male band that crossed their path.

The Quatro girls had been brought up in a musically-minded family, nurtured with classical piano and vocal lessons. As Patti recalls, “By 1964, I had been taking guitar lessons, hanging with musicians in the local music scene. We had seen a Beatles concert, and I was quite dazed and focused at the event, watching the audience cry and scream out of control. It was my epiphany moment, and I was determined to start an all-girl band.” The Pleasure Seekers were soon a popular feature at the club, honing their skills alongside the likes of the Rationals, the Amboy Dukes and Bob Seger & the Last Heard. They released a single on the Hideout label. That March 1966 release is now regarded as the greatest “girl garage” single of the era: “Never Thought You’d Leave Me” b/w “What a Way to Die. The Pleasure Seekers were soon in demand in the region, playing teen clubs, parties, colleges and local TV shows. This album compiles those early sides, while the last four songs on the album, “White Pig Blues,” “Brain Confusion,” “Where Have You Gone?” and the atmospheric psychedelic mover “Mr. Power,” all date from this 1968–69 period when the Pleasure Seekers were playing the Grande Ballroom alongside the MC5, Alice Cooper, the Stooges, the Amboy Dukes and SRC. With Suzi’s Joplinesque vocals combined with Nancy’s wailing ‘female Robert Plant’ style, we enjoyed a harder edged, ‘double-punch’ effect.”With this change in musical direction and the departure of Arlene and Pami, the band forged on as Cradle. Suzi Quatro departed for England in 1971, launching a successful solo career. Patti and Nancy continued with Cradle until 1973 when Patti joined another pioneering female rock group, Fanny.

Songs are; 

  • Intro By DJ The Lord
  • Gotta Get Away
  • Never Thought You'd Leave Me
  • Light Of Love
  • Good Kind Of Hurt
  • What A Way To Die
  • Elevator Express
  • Locked In Your Love
  • White Pig Blues
  • Brain Confusion
  • Where Have You Gone
  • Mr. Power

NEW SEALED LP on colored vinyl! 


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