Acid Queen

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For the song from The Who's rock opera "Tommy", see The Acid Queen.
Acid Queen
Studio album by Tina Turner
Released August 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop, R&B, rock, soul
Label United Artists, EMI
Producer Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Ike Turner
Tina Turner chronology
Tina Turns the Country On!
(1974)
Acid Queen
(1975)
Rough
(1978)
Alternative covers
2005 re-release cover art
Singles from Acid Queen
  1. "Baby Get It On"
    Released: 1975
  2. "Whole Lotta Love"
    Released: 1976
  3. "Acid Queen"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Acid Queen is Tina Turner's second solo album, released in 1975 on the EMI label in the UK, and on United Artists in the US. Although it is a Tina Turner solo album, the very first single, "Baby Get It On", was a duet with Ike Turner, Tina Turner's musical partner and husband at the time. As it turned out, it was her last solo album to be released before she left Ike Turner and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

Overview[edit]

Acid Queen takes its title from Tina Turner's role in Ken Russell's film version of The Who's classic rock opera Tommy, which had also featured Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, and starred Roger Daltrey.

Side A of the original vinyl album consists of rock covers. Besides a re-recorded version of the title track, it also contained the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb" and "Let's Spend the Night Together", The Who's "I Can See For Miles" and Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". Side B was written and produced mainly by Ike and Tina Turner and includes what was to be the last moderately successful R&B single for Ike & Tina Turner, the disco-influenced "Baby Get It On" (US #88, R&B #31). Other single releases include "Whole Lotta Love" (#61 R&B) and "Acid Queen", released in early 1976.

The Acid Queen album has been re-issued on both vinyl and CD with a series of different cover pictures by both EMI Music and its Dutch midprice subsidiary Disky Communications. The first release of the album on CD included three "bonus" tracks taken from the 1969 Ike & Tina Turner albums The Hunter and Outta Season.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Under My Thumb"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:22
2. "Let's Spend the Night Together"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 2:54
3. "Acid Queen"   Pete Townshend 3:01
4. "I Can See for Miles"   Pete Townshend 2:53
5. "Whole Lotta Love"   John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant 5:24
6. "Baby Get It On" (Ike & Tina Turner) Ike Turner 5:34
7. "Bootsy Whitelaw"   Ike Turner 5:06
8. "Pick Me Tonight"   Ike Turner 3:13
9. "Rockin' and Rollin'"   Ike Turner 4:02
1991 CD release bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "I Know" (Ike & Tina Turner) Barbara George 3:22
11. "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" (Ike & Tina Turner) Sonny Boy Williamson II 3:26
12. "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Ike & Tina Turner) Otis Redding, Jerry Butler 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Tracks A1-A5 produced by Denny Diante & Spencer Proffer
  • Recording and mixing engineer: Ron Malo
  • Arranged by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat & Jimmie Haskell
  • Strings and horns arranged by Jimmie Haskell
  • Track B1 produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer & Ike Turner
  • Arranged by Ike Turner, Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat & Jimmie Haskell
  • Orchestration by Jimmie Haskell
  • Track B2-B4 produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer & Ike Turner
  • Arranged by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat & Ike Turner
  • Recording and mixing engineer: Ron Malo
  • Orchestration by Jimmie Haskell

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1975). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 2012-04-27.