“People come and say ‘I have to get your autograph because my son is always trying to get me to go back to work and I say ‘no I am too old’ and they say ‘well, Tina Turner did it’! It seems that I have broken all the rules!”
Back in 1986, Tina Turner was heavily promoting the follow up album to the masterpiece Private Dancer, her second solo album, Break Every Rule. To support the release, Tina recorded a long interview as promo material for the radio. Here is today!
The interview is 55 minutes long and a lot of subjects are reviewed:
Of course, Tina talks about the recording and the songs of her album BER but also about her autobiography I, Tina, her relationship with Ike, David Bowie and much more. A very candid and fun Tina who sometimes reveals more that you would expect! And that’s what we like!
2016 is already two months old and so far, we did not hear anything from Tina Turner, her record company or anybody else about a mandatory ‘de luxe edition’ and commemorative box set of her “Break Every Rule” album which turns 30 this year. What we heard, however, were literally a dozen requests from our readers for such a release so that we feel compelled to cry out for help in this matter: We want “Break Every Rule” released in a spectacular 30th anniversary edition! (By the way, Thanks for ‘Private Dancer 30th Anniversary’ last year Mr Bach!)
Tina Turner – Break Every Rule – 12 and 7 Inch Releases
Just to be clear about this: this is not really a mere suggestion or a hint that such a release is absolutely essentially necessary and highly awaited but rather a demand. Just think of it as an online petition. But we safe you the burden of reading through our Excel sheets with all the names and email addys and simply call a spade, a spade here.
2016 will be a Tina Turner Super Year. There are so many anniversaries it will be difficult to find any space left in the calendar which is not filled with albums or singles which were released so many years ago that they already pile up to decades. This introduction into 2016 will prepare you and your nerves for the Tina Turner rollercoaster ride you can expect but for which you might not be ready without seeing the big picture.
Merry Christmas everybody! We hope you’re all having a wonderful time for the end of this year celebrations!
And since Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a gift here is a new upload from the blog’s vault: Tina performing the song Paradise Is Here as closing song of her show in Stockholm during her Break Every Rule Tour back in 1987.
Tina Turner poses for the press in Stockholm, Sweden, February 16th 1996, (AP Photo/Eric Roxfelt)
After our recent trip to Sweden and a wonderful party with our good friend and fellow Tina fan Martina, we thought we would share some footages from the vault with a few tv appearances from Sweden. Starting with an interview from 1985’s Private Dancer Tour, then a live performance from Break Every Rule Tour and finally a video of Simply The Best as the opening number of the Foreign Affair Tour!
When we were told that we could interview a former Tina Turner band member, we were thrilled. Deric Dyer was a saxophone player on Tina’s Break Every Rule World Tour and also toured with Joe Cocker. Continue reading to watch our interview with him and to learn more about this great man and musician.
26 years ago today, Tina Turner performed three songs on Dutch television. She appeared on a TV-show for the promotion of album sales in the Netherlands, called the ‘Platen 10 Daagse’. She presented two songs from her new record Break Every Rule: Typical Male and Two People, as well as the classic Private Dancer. Tina is introduced by television presenter Ron Brandsteder, and she also appears in the finale of the show. Above you can see the performance of Typical Male, continue reading for the videos of Two People and Private Dancer.
In 1986, Tina Turner recorded her version of the Al Green classic Take Me To The River, also famous in the version by Talking Heads. The song was only released as a b-side to her 1987 single What You Get Is What You See from her Break Every Rule album. The song was never released in any other form. Below, you can listen to this song!
A classic from the Break Every Rule tour: Tina Turner performing Two People, live at Rockódromo de la Casa de Campo in Madrid, Spain. The show was broadcast in parts live on the radio, on May 17, 1987. Unfortunately, the radio DJ’s finds it necessary to talk in between, but also during the songs, as if reporting on a football match. Therefore, the beginning of this audio track is slightly ruined, but what is left is still a very nice version of ‘Dos Personas’, the second European single of Tina’s 1986 Break Every Rule album. Enjoy!
Check out this collection of advertisements from Billboard magazine to promote Tina Turner’s 1986 album Break Every Rule, and the first single of that album: Typical Male. Billboard is a magazine for the music industry, and record companies use the magazine to promote their new releases to music journalists and music trade insiders. Continue reading for some more of these beautiful ads – scans thanks to Lars and Marco!