Suzi Quatro Talks with Donita Sparks (L7) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The female rock icons discuss life mantras, astrology, and "pussy premiums."

Suzi Quatro and L7’s Donita Sparks are iconic rockers who have each paved the way for generations of women in music. And on today’s show — for the first time ever — they meet!

To celebrate the theatrical release of the documentary Suzi Q, which Donita appears in, as well as the L7 doc L7: Pretend We’re Dead and new LP Scatter The Rats, the two chop it up in a wide-ranging, rapid fire convo. They talk refusing to “do gender” when it comes to their music, while also knowing when to pull what they call the “female card” and charge a “pussy premium” for their work.

We also hear about Suzi’s astrological studies; Donita’s time-travel crush; Suzi’s life mantra — in lyrics — and what she’s gonna do to get ready when it comes time for her to kick the bucket.

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—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

Today’s show was recorded at Elevate Studios in Hamburg by Jan Strehl, in Los Angeles by Ali Nikou, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark Yoshizumi.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

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