Suzi Quatro - Your Mamma Won't Like Me album cover, 1975

Suzi Quatro

Your Mamma Won’t Like Me

Suzi's third album sees Suzi and the band adding a brass section for a funk-oriented rock sound

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Suzi Quatro’s third studio album, “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me,” released in May 1975, showcases a pivotal moment in her career. It was recorded at Audio International in London.

Suzi Quatro - Your Mamma Won't Like Me album cover, 1975

Track Listing

1“I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew”3:44
2“Strip Me”3:10
4“Prisoner of Your Imagination”4:51
5“Your Mamma Won’t Like Me”3:59
6“Can’t Trust Love”3:42
7“New Day Woman”3:37
9“You Can Make Me Want You”3:43

Known for her hard rock style, this album sees Suzi and her band embracing a funk-oriented rock sound, a notable shift from her previous albums “Suzi Quatro” and “Quatro.” The genres explored on the album include hard rock, pop rock, and funk rock.

The album has a total length of 34 minutes. Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn were the producers of the album​​.

Label and Release:

The album was released by Rak Records in most countries and by Arista Records in the United States, which had recently succeeded Bell Records, the distributor of Quatro’s first two albums in the U.S.​​.

In 2012, the album was re-issued and digitally remastered by 7T’s Records in the UK, including bonus tracks and some rare pictures​​.

Musical Direction:

This album marked a shift from the hard rock sound of her previous albums, “Suzi Quatro” and “Quatro,” displaying a more funk-oriented rock sound​​.

Promotion and Tour:

Suzi promoted the lead single “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me” during her first UK headline tour, “RAK Rocks Britain.” This was a nine-date tour featuring the Arrows and Cozy Powell’s Hammer​​. The tour ran from 23rd February until 8th March.

RAK Rocks Britain Tour 1975 Suzi Quatro

Following the release of the album in May, Suzi embarked on a tour across the U.S., serving as an opening act for Alice Cooper. Later in the year, she expanded her tour to include performances in Europe, Australia, and Japan, showcasing her new album to a global audience.

Chart Performance:

The album had significant chart success in several territories. It reached No. 11 on the Australian Albums Chart, No. 42 on the German Albums Chart, No. 16 on the New Zealand Albums Chart, No. 21 on the Norwegian Albums Chart, and No. 146 on the US Billboard 200​​.

Your Mamma Won’t Like Me | Highlights

The “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me” album achieved noteworthy success across various music charts. The title track of the album made a significant impact, reaching No. 31 on the UK singles chart. This achievement highlighted the album’s appeal in Quatro’s adopted home country.

Another single from the album, “I Bit off More Than I Could Chew,” also enjoyed chart success, peaking at No. 54 in the UK charts.

The song “Michael” saw a more targeted release strategy. It was released as a single in selected territories, including Australia, where it reached the top 100. This strategic release helped expand Quatro’s international reach and showcase her versatility as an artist.

The album itself achieved international acclaim, charting in several countries and making an appearance on the US charts, peaking at No. 146. This global chart performance underscores the international appeal of Quatro’s music.

The album features a distinctive cover of Little Willie John’s “Fever,” a song previously recorded by Elvis Presley, aligning with Suzi Quatro’s practice of including a track in each of her albums that Presley had covered. Quatro’s version of this classic brings her unique flair and interpretation to the song, adding a fresh and personal touch to a well-known piece.

Finally, “Your Mamma Won’t Like Me” holds a special place as the last album to feature Alistair Mackenzie as the keyboard player.

Album Credits


  • Suzi Quatro: Lead vocals, bass guitar, writer
  • Len Tuckey: Lead guitar, backing vocals, writer
  • Dave Neal: Drums, backing vocals
  • Alistair Mackenzie: Keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bud Beadle: Saxophone
  • Chris Mercer: Saxophone
  • Mick Eve: Saxophone
  • Steve Gregory: Saxophone
  • Ron Carthy: Trumpet
ProducersMike Chapman: Producer, writer
Nicky Chinn: Producer, writer​​.
Engineered byPete Coleman
StudioAudio International, London
LabelRak Records (most countries), Arista Records (US)