Much Much Before Thunderdome
:: It Ain't Right (Lovin' To Be Lovin') ::
:: Contact High ::
:: Keep On Walkin' (Don't Look Back) ::
:: Evil Man ::
There was once a time when you could not escape Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” It was everywhere, and I’d often think that if I heard it one more time I might just rip my hair out and run naked and screaming through the streets. And up until a short while ago it wasn’t safe to turn on the television without hearing her screeching that some car was SIMPLY THE BEST, BETTER THAN ALLLLL THE REST. But you could lock me up in a room with all the music that she and Ike and the Ikettes put out back in the day and I’d never go crazy. I’d revel and luxuriate in it because there’s just nothing better than the burst of soul-power rhythm and blues that they brought forth together. They were shit hot – and the selections off of this 1970 Liberty label record are just a few examples. Three are Ike penned originals, and “Evil Man” is a reworking of Crow’s “Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games with Me),” to which they go beyond doing justice.