"This album (Tina's second solo, after Tina Turns The Country On) is stunning. The album was, for the most part, made because of Tina's appearance in The Who's "Tommy", and the great recording in that film of Acid Queen by Tina. The version heard here is not the one from the film, but a recording made just by Tina (as opposed to under the direction of The Who). So in true "cash in album" tradition this should be crap...but its not.
Under My Thumb and Lets Spend The Night Together, both Rolling Stones songs penned by rocker songsmiths Jaggar/Richards are made completely new by Tina, in her own style. As are I Can See For Miles, a song originally by The Who released previously to their Tommy work. Whole Lotta Love, a Led Zeppelin track (the original of which, goes without saying, is a classic) is turned into a sensual...almost "porn groove", but never-the-less, rocks in Tina's hands. Some Ike Turner compositions appear here also: Baby Get It On, the last Ike & Tina hit, Bootsy Whitelaw, Rockin' & Rollin' Pick Me Tonight are as good as any of the duos work. Also features Tina's stellar performance of Otis Reddings brilliant I've Been Loving You Too Long.
Over all, this album did cash in...big time, proving Tina to be rocker, as well as a soul/funk belter, and paved the way to her later albums (Rough and Love Explosion, which should also be reissued for us die hard Tina fans) and the monster solo pieces Private Dancer and Break Every Rule. A Must have for Tina fans, and classic rock fans alike."
Solo album #2
Matt E. Stevens (email@example.com | Cleveland, OH, USA | 07/02/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is Tina's second solo attempt, recorded in 1975 when she was still under the violent hand of her ex-husband Ike Turner. The album has some chunks of rock, but as the CD inches toward the duet with Ike on "Baby, Get It On" we see a drastic change in the material of the CD. Tracks 6-9 were written and mostly produced by Ike. Instead of the classic rock songs, Tina begins to sing about men, love, and delves back into her Black R&B roots, which isn't a really bad thing. It just doesn't fit in with the mold of this album. Although tracks 10-12 are just thrown on the album to fill space, we receive some good, original chunks of the down home soul of the Tina Turner when she was still sweatin' it out on the Chitlin' Circuit with Ike, the long wigs, the Ikettes, and the Revue. Good solo try Tina!!"
TINA ROCKS ON THIS ALBUM!!
Shane | 08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good rock album that displays Tina at one of her BEST! The best tracks that are on the album are "Baby Get It On", "Let's Spend the Night Together", and "Whole Lotta Love". Tina also just doesn't imitate cover songs, she makes them her own. This truly is a definitive album of the 70's and is full of energy and beat!"
The Queen of Rock N Roll Rocks!
Shane | 05/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Tina's second solo album (her first was "Tina Turns the Country On"), which needs to be reissued, and she delivers such an amazing performance! The best song on the album has definitely got to be "Whole Lotta Love". Tina makes the song sound so fantastic and sensual. This is a wonderful album! Now if only EMI would reissue "Tina Turns the Country On", "Rough" and "Love Explosion"!:)"