Wednesday, December 30, 2009
ROCK Sex: "I Like the Way You Walk!"
ROCK Sex likes 'the way you walk and the way you talk'.
Creativity compounds itself in unexpected directions. Here's another example. The original version of "Susie Q" was by unsung swampabilly guitarist DALE HAWKINS. (That slamming guitar break shows how Rock'n'Roll was the Punk of the times):
DALE HAWKINS -"Susie Q" (1957)
In the early to mid 60's, it was subsequently covered by luminaries like Lonnie Mack, Gene Vincent, The Rolling Stones, The Everly Brothers, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and even the early Velvet Underground.
But it was CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL on their debut album who had such a hit with it that most folks think it's their song:
CCR- "Suzie Q" (1968)
Glam queen SUZI QUATRO built her style out of 50's boogie-woogie and leather, and it was an easy association to make likening her to a real-life "Suzie Q" :
SUZI QUATRO -"Can the Can" (1973)
Suzi's image clearly inspired JOAN JETT and GAYE ADVERT, and her name may have inspired the Punk "Suzie Q", SIOUXSIE SIOUX; on their first gig, they were called 'Suzie and The Banshees' before the spelling change.