August 1975 – 10 years before Private Dancer would bombast Tina Turner back to the spotlight, her last album (and probably her more rock and roll one) under Ike Turner’s supervision came out. The very much forgotten and underrated Acid Queen. To celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, here is 15 things to know about the Acid Queen!
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With the release this year of the movies What’s Love Got To Do With It and Mad Max III on Blu-Ray disc, let’s not forget another big screen appearance for Tina Turner: the part of the Acid Queen in the Who’s rock opera “Tommy”. Tommy’s odyssey through life is punctuated by encounters with all sorts of weird folks, of whom the most seductive is certainly Tina as the Acid Queen. The scene begins with Tina as the hooker upstairs from the strip parlor operated by Tommy’s wicked stepfather, and ends with a psychedelic stainless steel mummy with acid in its veins. This scene is the occasion for Tommy’s first smile, as well it might be. Enjoy it in HD!
After many troubles and months of wait, here is finally our new Tina fan of month: Hank! A long time Tina fan from New York who witnessed Tina’s new success as a solo artist and who has great stories to share with us about Tina! Thanks again Hank for the interview and for your patience!
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
Tina fan since: 1973
Favourite Tina song: Nutbush City Limits
Favourite Tina album: “I have two, Acid Queen and Private Dancer. I can’t choose just one!”
Number of Tina concerts: “I’ve lost count but not nearly as many as some of the other fans I’ve known.”
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