1976 - Acid Queen 7 Inch Single

"Acid Queen" is the third single released from the Tina Turner album Acid Queen, following "Baby Get It On" and "Whole Lotta Love". It was released in early 1976. A different recording of the song is also included on the soundtrack album to the 1975 film Tommy in which Turner stars as the Acid Queen.
It is a cover version. Originally this song is from The Who from the album "Tommy" from 1969.
"Acid Queen" is about a woman (the Acid Queen), that says she can change Tommy (her husband). She can make him a man. She does this through giving him LSD.

The song was the last Tina Turner song to be produced by Ike Turner before her split from him and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in 1976.

The original soundtrack version of the song has been featured in the Tina Turner compilation albums "The Collected Recordings - Sixties to Nineties" (1994), "Tina!" (2008) and "The Platinum Collection" (2009). It has also been included in some of Ike & Tina Turner compilations including "Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner" (1991), even though it is officially a solo Tina Turner song.

The song was also featured on Turner's "50th Anniversary Tour" in 2008 with added elements of "Won't Get Fooled Again" and was included on the DVD of the live album Tina Live.

 

 

The B-side is "Let's Spend The Night Together" (Germany) and "Rockin And Rollin" (UK)..
"Let's Spend The Night Together" is a song originally from the Rolling Stones. The title says it all.
Tina's version is less rough than the original. More polished, More a pop/ disco version.
"Rockin' And Rollin" is a nice, catchy uptempo number. About being obsessed with music and been driven by it.

 

 

Track listing
Germany
"Acid Queen"
Acid Queen

LP: Acid Queen (originally from Pete Townshend of the Who)- 1975

If your child ain't all he should be now
This girl will put him right
I'll show him what he could be now
Just give me one night
I'm the Gypsy - The acid Queen
Pay before we start
I'm the Gypsy - The acid queen
I'll tear your soul apart

Give us a room and close the door
Leave us for a while
Your boy won't be a boy no more
Young, but not a child
I'm the Gypsy - The acid queen
Pay before we start
I'm the Gypsy - The acid queen
I'll tear your soul apart

Gather your wits and hold on fast
Your mind must learn to roam
Just as the Gypsy Queen must do
You're gonna hit the road
My work is done now look at him
He's never been more alive
His head it shakes his fingers clutch
Watch his body writhe
I'm the Gypsy - The acid queen
Pay before we start
I'm the Gypsy - I'm guaranteed
To break your little heart

- 3:01 min.
"Let's Spend The Night Together"
Let's spend the night together

LP: Acid Queen (originally from The Rolling Stones) - 1975

My, My, My, My
Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind (Oh my)
I'm in no hurry I can take my time (Oh my)
I'm going red and my tongue's getting tied (tongues's getting tied)
I'm off my head and my mouth's getting dry.
I'm high, But I try, try, try (Oh my)
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now

I feel so strong that I can't disguise (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
But I just can't apologize (oh no)
Let's spend the night together
Don't hang me up just to let me down (don't let me down)
We could have fun just groovin' around around and around
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever

You know I'm smiling baby
You need some guiding baby
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together now

This doesn't happen to me ev'ryday (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
No excuses offered anyway (oh my)
Let's spend the night together
I'll satisfy your every need (every need)
And I now know you will satisfy me
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now

- 2:54 min.
UK

"Acid Queen" – 3:01 min.
"Rockin And Rollin" - 3:58 min.

 

Arquest made some nice Remixes. Here is one of them.

 

 

Released: 1976
Genre: Disco
Length: 3:01 min.
Label: United Artists, EMI
Writers: "Acid Queen" - Pete Townshend
"Let's Spend The Night Together" - Keith Richards and Mich Jagger
"Rockin' And Rollin" - Ike Turner
Producer: Ike Turner

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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