36 years ago , Tina performed at the Carré theater in Amsterdam, The Netherlands as part of her second European solo-tour. Below some songs from this concert, that was broadcast on the radio, photos as well as a review from a Dutch music magazine, plus translation!
Crazy Cajun Cakewalk Band (3:26)
The Woman I Am Supposed To Be (3:42)
Night Time Is The Right Time (3:58)
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (2:49)
Translation of this, not very flattering and often incorrect, review. Published in Dutch music magazine Oor, May 1979
Viva La Money
Especially in the 1960’s, The Ike And Tina Turner revue, with their Ikettes, were one of the most dynamic and visually atractive shows that ruled the international concert halls. The vulgar shows were a clever combination of stimulating singing, boiling music and attractive show elements. A mix, that brought audiences into ecstasy. Since some time, due to their seperation, Tina has to do it on her own, without the help of Ike and is trying to establish a solo carreer. The concert, that she gave for a frenzied audience in sold-out Carré theater in Amsterdam, gave the impression that she will succeed in that. The reason is not the sensational music, but the new found fervour with which she performs.
Show-wise, Tina left no stone unturned this evening. For a woman of over forty, she moved accross the stage very flexibly, singing, screaming and shrieking, with a wonderful effort and an inexhaustable stamina. She was assisted by two boys in tightly fitting spandex and two very yummy looking girls. That was the first mistake Tina made. The two girls, the female show element, looked much ‘hotter’ than Tina, and often distracted from the ‘Acid Queen’, who apparently had to cancel some of her weight watchers meetings due to her divorce from Ike. As a result, Tina gained quite some pounds. As a true exhibitionist, she wasn’t ashamed to show this off. All three of her outfits, left little to the imagination. The most eye-catching was a gold-colored, tight-fitting and sweat-soaked pair of pants combined with a small tiger-print blouse. An outfit that triggered a cheerful concert-goer to shout: ‘Mama, I love you and I’m here!’. After the intermission, Tina slipped from one glitter outfit into the other. All of these costume changes, and Tina’s tight band, however, couldn’t hide Tina’s main problem at the moment: her urgent need for original material. Because of that, Tina browsed through the current Rock and Soul hits, like on her last LP Rough, with covers of The Bitch Is Back, Everyone’s A Winner, Giving Up, Giving In, etc. Despite their dynamic and adequate performances, the covers were redundant. The same goes for Tina’s crusade through Vegas, with sugar-coated covers of You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Fever and I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. With renditions of River Deep Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits (twice!), Tina also brought her succesful period with Ike into memory. Despite the strong show, Tina couldn’t hide from the fact, that without Ike, there’s something missing. Although her concert, that was closed with two encores due to the audience’s reception, was much better than her last ‘Las Vegas’ appearance that she gave last year in The Netherlands with Ike, it was nothing more than a dynamic fashion show, in which music played just a minor role, while repeating visual highpoints from the past (like her fellatio-performance with the microphone). And all of that with the motto of Tina’s latest single: Viva La Money, because alimony is not everything, even for the queen of rock & soul.