Suzi Quatro’s Gnarly Bass Solo In Prague Will Make You Drool

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The Golden Girl of The Bass

Suzi Quatro can simultaneously stun you visually and audibly with her talented bass solos. Quatro gained much of her success in the 1970s. She ultimately inspired Joan Jett and The Runaways with her uninhibited and unapologetic onstage shows. Being part of the music atmosphere was second nature to her. The bass player had been learning to play music starting at the age of 8, playing bongos for her father’s jazz band.  One of the best showcases was in Prague while she was performing in the Czech Republic during 1979. The stadium was filled to the brim with thousands of fans watching in awe as the golden girl rocks the stage.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 2: Suzi Quatro performs on stage at Hammersmith Odeon on November 2nd, 1978 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Still/Redferns)

The Bass Becomes a Part of Her Body

Suzi moves her body along with the sound and thumps of her bass until she somehow morphs into the bass itself. It’s almost snake like how the curves of her body follow the bends of her instrument. Her hands magically produce the most gloriously flowing bass lines. Even if you were to mute the audio on the video, you could almost hear her notes simply by how coordinated her body is to the music. She headbangs to the beats of the solo like a living metronome. Quatro’s legendary performance is one of the best shows she’s ever put on. Suzi Quatro became an instant icon with her technical bass playing.