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Pleasure Seekers are the all-girl garage rock band Suzi Quatro formed with her sister Patti in the mid-'60s. Another pair of sisters, Nancy and Mary Lou Ball, played drums and guitar, respectively. Arlene Quatro eventually joined on piano. The band's first single, "Never Thought You'd Leave Me," came out in 1964, when Suzi and Patti were 15 and 17. But it's the incredible B-side, "What a Way to Die," in which the female singer describes the various types of beer she prefers over her boyfriend, that's a joy to discover on the obscure comps where it occasionally turns up. For the most part, the Pleasure Seekers played a broad range of covers around the burgeoning Detroit scene, sharing stages with Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent and Bob Seger. They were signed to Mercury in 1968, and a second single followed, "Light of Love" backed with "Good Kind of Hurt." From 1969 to 1971, when Suzi moved to the U.K., the band became known as Cradle, writing more original material and frequently touring the U.S.

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