Acid Queen

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Acid Queen
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Studio album by Tina Turner
Released August 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop, R&B, rock, soul
Length 35:29
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
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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]

Acid Queen is Tina Turner's second solo studio 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.[3]

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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Under My Thumb"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards3:22
2."Let's Spend the Night Together"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards2:54
3."Acid Queen"Pete Townshend3:01
4."I Can See for Miles"Pete Townshend2:53
5."Whole Lotta Love"John Bonham, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant5:24
6."Baby Get It On" (Ike & Tina Turner)Ike Turner[4]5:34
7."Bootsy Whitelaw"Ike Turner5:06
8."Pick Me Tonight"Ike Turner3:13
9."Rockin' and Rollin'"Ike Turner4:02
1991 CD release bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."I Know" (Ike & Tina Turner)Barbara George3:22
11."Crazy 'Bout You Baby" (Ike & Tina Turner)Sonny Boy Williamson II3:26
12."I've Been Loving You Too Long" (Ike & Tina Turner)Otis Redding, Jerry Butler3:55

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