Devil Gate Drive – Suzi Quatro

Australian Charts:
Devil Gate Drive peaked at no 3 on the Kent Music Report on 15 July 1974.

Susan Kay Quatro is an American rock singer-songwriter and bass guitarist. In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland. She reached no 1 in the UK and other European countries and Australia with her singles ‘Can the Can’ (1973) and ‘Devil Gate Drive’ (1974).

This song describes a trip to Devil Gate Drive, a fictional place where all the kids get their kicks. In a Songfacts interview with Suzi Quatro, she said: “It’s the place where you go when you’re a teenager, and your parents say, ‘Where are you going?’ ‘I’m going out.’ ‘Don’t you dare go to such-and-such.’
That’s ‘Devil Gate Drive,’ and that’s where you go. Of course, as soon as your parents say, ‘Don’t go,’ that’s where you go.”


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