Archives for April 2011

Jeanette Leach, “Shindig Magazine”, Review, 10/2010:

“When The Pleasure Seekers compared blokes to beer on the girl-garage classic ‘What A Way To Die’ (and found blokes coming up short) it was obvious these were not dames to be messed with. After finding their ambitions increasingly frustrated as the 1960s wore on, The Pleasure Seekers mutated into Cradle.

It was more than just a name change. Featuring the Quatro sisters (Patti, Nancy and Suzi) along with Nancy Rogers, Cradle was progressive and loud, the songs full of electric complexity, featuring Nancy Quatro’s impassioned howl over the top. ‘Living Machine’ is a hard-rock hallelujah, while the closer, ‘Dream’ is a deconstruction of ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ saturated in feedback and power.

Very rarely did girl groups or bands of the ’60s change their sound in this way. Thus these recordings, released for the first time, show Cradle to be ahead of the game in terms of 1970s rock and even prefiguring metal in places.”

 

Johnno Thompson, 7/11/2010:

“WOW!! This CD Totally ROCKS!!

So many diverse Tracks–all VERY Powerful!!!
Well–what would you expect from the QUATRO Sisters with Nancy Rogers on Drums!!!
Morphing from the very 1st ALL CHICK ROCK Band–The Pleasure Seekers–these Gals were pioneers!! ALL other ALL GIRL ROCK Bands came Later!!
take a Trip back to the Great Heady Days of the Detroit Rock & Roll days!!!
You won’t regret it!!!
My Fav at the moment is Living Machine
but thats today LOL TOO many Great Tracks to pick a FAV!!! ROCK the CRADLE!!!!!”

 

Steve Newport “Doc Rock”, 8/15/2010:

“Remember the days when music was fresh and powerful…beating on the door…the sky was the limit? Those days have returned!!! If you missed them then, now is your chance. A group of powerhouse musicians have released their long awaited music for us to enjoy today. The music of CRADLE (ten years before the Runaways) will take you back to the glory days of Rock-n-Roll!!!

Cradle lived, played, partied and rocked the music scene when female musicians were very few and looked upon as “novelty acts”. Cradle and the music they delivered gained the attention and respect of Detroit “male” Rockers because of the drive and determination to fulfill their dreams. Cradle was a forerunner in changing the myth of female musicians…. and even to this day they are known as the ones who paved the way for other female musicians to follow. When it comes to the music of Cradle, there is neither male nor female, only great musicians playing great music.”

“To all those who are still infants of Rock-n-Roll and to those who are mature to the roots of Rock…
To all those in search of the meaning of Rock and to those sitting on their porch with memories of Detroit Rock…
The day has come and the time has arrived…
CRADLE Rock-n-Roll is once again upon us…
Classic Detroit Rock at its best is now at our fingertips…
The long awaited music of CRADLE is available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Cradle1”

 

Harri Asikanien, 6/12/2010:

“I am the very happy owner of this great Cradle cd and I also downloaded it from Itunes to my Ipod. I have always wanted to hear Quatro sisters 60′s music and felt very happy when I heard this project to release it as cd. I am the happy owner of their next band The Pleasures Seekers original vinyl singles so this brilliant cd is a beautiful extra to fill my Quatro collection. What a great cd this is. You can feel the 60′s athmosphere in that sound and this will be my summer music on the beach in Spain. I recommend this cd to everybody who are interested in 60′s girl rock. They were the forerunner for 70′s girlband like The Runaways. This cd is a piece of music history like its title clever ways tells itself. This is a must cd for music collectors. Lets rock! Five stars cd! I already look forward buying that follow up EP/cd “The Pleasure Seekers” to my collection! Great job Quatro girls and I am so happy about this great cd.”

 

Connie Garmany, 6/12/2010:

“I got my Cradle CD…wow! It is intense, ‘out of sight,’ nostalgic, powerful! My husband came in & turned it up full blast. We love it & I swear I can smell incense. It brought a tear to my eye and we are rockin. What an exciting rush you must have felt. You Quatro’s are talented & blessed. Life is good!… I plan to wear it out…lol. Thank you and a well deserved congratulations!

 

Donna-Marie Gurr, 6/11/2010:

“Ever since getting this CD, I have been continually amazed by the variety and excellence in the music and lyrics of this album! The lead vocals of Nancy, the awesome guitar of Patti, Suzi on bass and the wonderful harmonies, are some of my favorite things.

From the Bop Shoo Wa of Peter Porno, the rockin’ Living Machine, to Man is a Man, See the Two And Funny Man, I love the diversity of styles and the subject matter.”

 

Steve Newport, 5/30/2010:

“Whoever Said That Flashbacks Were Bad For You Has Never Tripped Out On The Music of CRADLE”….

Remember the days when music was fresh and powerful…beating on the door…the sky was the limit? Those days have returned!!! If you missed them then, now is your chance. A group of powerhouse musicians are about to released their long awaited music for us to enjoy today. The music of CRADLE (ten years before the Runaways) will take you back to the glory days of Rock-n-Roll!!! Join the Fan Page…Your Never To Old To Climb Back In The Cradle!!!”

 

“The Girls Are…”, 2/16/2010

“She  (Suzi Soul) growls in her lower register and spits out the lyrics with such punk arrogance that very few garage vocalists from the era were able to do the same – eat your heart out boys!”

 

Mike Dugo, 60’s Garage Bands.Com:

“Anybody with a slight interest in garage rock is assuredly familiar with  ‘What A Way To Die’,  a song that  elevated the  “all-girl” group  The Pleasure Seekers  to a platform  usually reserved  for their all-male competition.”

 

Doc Lehman, “Bangagong”,“Pleasure Seeking in the 60’s”, 9/12/2008:

“Don’t you just love those mini-skirts and go-go boots? The all girl band featured above isn’t the Runaways, the Go-Gos or the Bangles, the band pictured above is The Pleasure Seekers, formed in 1964 in Detroit, Michigan by 17-year-old Patti Quatro and her 15-year-old sister Suzi Quatro. They gained a reputation during the 1960’s as perhaps the best all-female garage rock band….

“They were also the first (and youngest) all-girl rock band to sign to a national label.”

But while they never achieved national superstardom, they rocked the house, with attitude, throughout the Midwest and the east coast during the freewheelin’ sixties and helped pave the road for other all-female bands to come along and be taken seriously as hard rockers.”