Let us now praise Tina Turner's 80's comeback 'Grandma in Heat' phase, cf. 'Private Dancer' et al.

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'What's Love Got to Do With it' - great, 'Private Dancer,' almost as great, various concert appearances with Mick Jagger where they maul each other and then make faces at the audience like they're surprised - less great.

57 7th (calstars), Friday, 19 August 2005 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

if this includes "Simply the Best" consider yrself someone i believe less than that guy who yelled "judas" was believed.

bb (bbrz), Friday, 19 August 2005 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

the song private dancer is flawless. a classic! yay tina! yay thunderdome!

simply the best rules if only for the episode of the office where david brent is a motivational speaker.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 19 August 2005 21:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Private Dancer is flawless, an example of unsurprising craftmanship at its best. I don't think anyone sees her as anything other than a great screamer; you don't go to Tina Turner for subtle interpretations, you go for Vegas showmanship. Which is why she's still underrated.

The next album's "Typical Male" is near-great.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Friday, 19 August 2005 21:30 (seventeen years ago) link

"Two People" is underrated, too.

Joe McCombs, Friday, 19 August 2005 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Private Dancer is grat, and I agree hat Typical male is also good

The Private Dancer Tour when i was abt 11? 12? was my first stadium show, Tina was amazing live, opening act Glenn Frey was not

H (Heruy), Saturday, 20 August 2005 10:48 (seventeen years ago) link

"Steamy Windows" too. A little of this stuff goes a long ways, but TT's "Grandma in Heat" phase is as good as airbrushed 80s AOR gets.

m coleman (lovebug starski), Saturday, 20 August 2005 11:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I'll listen to Ike with Tina...and I'll listen to Ike alone...but Tina alone? I doubt it. Kinda liked it as a teenager, but these days the big drums and synth washes sound mighty dated (even with an 80's revival around the corner). I'll give 1980's Tina props for being a black woman doing rock music (not soul), at a time when that wasn't the standard (still isn't). So..."Private Dancer," huh? No thanks, I'll stick with "It's Gonna Work Out Fine."

Rev. Hoodoo (Rev. Hoodoo), Saturday, 20 August 2005 13:32 (seventeen years ago) link

ten years pass...

Then Play Long reaches Tina Turner's Foreign Affair, Janet Jackson and all that: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/tina-turner-foreign-affair.html

agincourtgirl, Friday, 28 August 2015 12:57 (seven years ago) link

six years pass...

Private Dancer is heartbreaking.

Simply the Best sucks but...


I Met Mr. Mathis (I M Losted), Friday, 5 August 2022 09:28 (four months ago) link

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