Acid Queen is the second solo album while Tina was still married with Ike Turner. Most of the songs from the a-side are covers of famous rock songs from The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin, while all songs from the b-side were written by Ike and Tina. The title track is a re-recorded version from the Tommy soundtrack. Baby, Get It On, the first from four singles, is an Ike Turner production and their very last chart success before they separated. Beside other artists, Kim Carnes did the backing vocals on some tracks. Tina performed Acid Queen live in the late concerts from Ike & Tina in 1975 as well as at most of her solo concerts. Live versions are available on the home video Nice ’N' Rough from 1982 and One Last Time from 2000.

Released in August 1975 from United Artists Records on vinyl and 8-track cartridge, Acid Queen reached #39 on the R&B charts in America. It was reissued on compact disc from EMI with some bonus tracks in 1991.

Billboard Magazine - August 30, 1975: Ms. Turner's much talked about British LP turns out to be one side material from the Rolling Stones, Who and Led Zeppelin and one side lke Turner originals. The first side, featuring the artist's distinctive interpretation of some of the more standard British rock bands should bring in the pop and soul crowds, while the flip should hold the attention of long time Ike & Tina fans. Strong production from Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer (and Ike on side two) with top Los Angeles session men Ed Greene and Tom Scott among the guests. Ms. Turner's gruff vocals are perfect for the raucous British material she has chosen, while side two, though soul oriented, should also reach the pop fans with its strong Sid Sharp string arrangements.

CashBox Magazine - August 30, 1975: Tina Turner's very musical being mirrors the sensual and erotic aspects of the rock and roll genre, Her vocal stance (likened to a shrieking purveyor of uptempo blues) is the probe that hits on the very essence and soul of pop music. On “Acid Queen" the literal sweat of the music is ours for the taking, as Tina does right by original and professional covers. Top cuts include "Pick Me Tonight," "Whole Lotta Love" and a raucous "Let's Spend The Night Together." Tina Turner's "Acid Queen" is a rock primordial and wonderful.

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Vinyl - Front Cover

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Vinyl - Back Cover

A1. Under My Thumb 3:19

Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Single release in 1977

A2. Let’s Spend The Night Together 2:50

Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

A3. Acid Queen 3:01

Written by Pete Townshend
Single release in 1976

A4. I Can See For Miles 2:52

Written by Pete Townshend

A5. Whole Lotta Love 5:23

Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Single release in 1975

B1. Baby, Get It On 5:33

Written by Ike Turner
Single release in 1975

B2. Bootsey Whitelaw 5:05

Written by Ike Turner

B3. Pick Me Tonight 3:13

Written by Ike Turner

B4. Rockin’ And Rollin’ 3:58

Written by Ike Turner

Produced by Denny Diante & Spencer Proffer
Arranged by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer, Jeffrey Marmelzat & Jimmie Haskell
Strings and Horns arranged by Jimmie Haskell

Produced by Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer & lke Turner
Aranged by Ike Turner, Denny Diante, Spencer Proffer & Jeffrey Marmelzat
Orchestration by Jimmie Haskell

Recording and Mixing Engineer Ron Malo
Executive Producer Ike Turner / A Bolic Sound

Drums Ed Greene
Bass Henry Davis
Guitars Ray Parker, Jr. & Spencer Proffer
Keyboards Jerry Peters, Clarence McDonald & Jeffrey Marmelzat
Congas Joe Clayton
Arp. Moog & String Ensemble Allen Lindgren & Jimmie Haskell
Strings The Sid Sharp Strings
Horns Tom Scott sax-electric fIute-piccoIo
Plas Johnson sax Bill Perkins sax
Lew McCreary bone
Tony Terran & Charles Finley trumpet
Percussion Denny Diante

Lotsa thanks to Ric Wilson M.D. and Coffee Cave of Mandrill
for their percussion work on "Whole Lotta Love"
Backing vocals — Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman and Kim Carnes
except on Baby-Get It On — backing vocals by the Ikettes

Thanks to Ted Neely for his help with the backing vocal arrangement on
"Under My Thumb" plus thanks to Rod Taylor for singing along on "Whole Lotta Love."

Mastered Artisan Sound, Hollywood, Ca.
Engineer Bob McLeod

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