TINA: Song

Ask Me How I Feel

is a rock song from the album Foreign Affair. Tina performed it also live at her Foreign Affair Tour, available on the Do You Want Some Action? home video.

Writer: Albert Hammond, Holly Knight
Producer: Dan Hartman, Tina Turner
Album: Foreign Affair (1989)
Video: Live In Barcelona (1990)

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair - Album
  1. Ask Me How I Feel 4:47
  2. James Ralston: Rhythm Guitar / Gene Black: Rhythm Guitar / Dan Hartman: Acoustic Guitar / Pat Thrall: Chugg and Slide Guitar / Phil Ashley: Acoustic Piano, Flute and Strings / Elliot Lewis: Theme Keyboard Notes and Tag Strings / Phillipe Saisse: Theme Harmony Keyboards / Timmy Cappello: Sax Solo / T.M. Stevens: Bass / Art Wood: Drums / Tessa Niles, Lance Ellington and Tina Turner: Backing Vocals

Q: Tell me about this song and what you heard in this.

A: „You know I think I might have said to you earlier I feel this album is old fashioned music, I find that in England they play still a lot of old fashioned music in the dance halls and all, and I feel that once again now like 'Let's Stay Together' was very successful there, finally the British will pick me up again and say 'Alright here it is we’ll play it‘, it's old fashioned music it's music from way back in the 60s that R&B people song, it's the kind of music that was a hit in the 60s, carly 60s we're talking about even some of the late 50s.

This young girl Holly Knight and Hammond reached back some kind of way and
came up with this music, and I asked them and of course they can't say how, it just sort of comes when you get in there and you start playing and writing you can't analyse it almost, it just comes, but it's what they love and they sat there very confidently and played it because they know that even if I didn't take it, I mean hopefully I would take it because I identify with what they wrote and to give it to someone else who couldn’t identify with it they could possibly not exactly get what they hoped for. They were thrilled when I said 'yes, yes absolutely!‘ even the demos felt like the record to me."

From the 'Foreign Affair' promotional interview

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