Can the Can – Suzi Quatro

Australian Charts:
Can the Can hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 13 October 1973 and stayed there for 5 weeks.

This, Quatro’s second solo single, was released after she moved from the United States to Britain. For Can the Can, Quatro organised her own band, which had toured the United Kingdom as the warm-up act for Slade and Thin Lizzy, and had new songwriters/producers Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

When asked what “Can The Can” means, Nicky Chinn replied: “It means something that is pretty impossible, you can’t get one can inside another if they are the same size, so we’re saying you can’t put your man in the can if he is out there and not willing to commit. The phrase sounded good and we didn’t mind if the public didn’t get the meaning of it.”


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