Bad Dreams is one of some solo side projects, which Ike recorded during Ike & Tina’s peak commercial years. It is pretty weird, full of spoken word monologues and other little oddities, but it also has some marvelous tracks, including a stunning version of Elmore James' Dust My Broom, a joyous romp with swampy rhythms and girl group backup vocals that builds to a tremendous gospel-like crescendo. Then there's "Rats," an odd spoken word rant about rats that is both irritating and musically fascinating. Ike definitely wasn't aiming for the commercial charts with this album, but it showcases Turner as a bandleader, arranger, and producer, and that sharp funk tone of his guitar is always in there somewhere. Bad Dreams was released in July 1973 from United Artists Records on vinyl and was reissued from BGO Records on compact disc on the double CD Blues Roots / Bad Dreams in 2012.

Ike Turner - Bad Dreams - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Front Cover

Ike Turner - Bad Dreams - Album

Vinyl (USA) - Back Cover

A1. These Dreams 2:54

Written by Ike Turner

A2. That’s How Much I Love You 2:56

Written by Ike Turner

A3. One Nite Stand 3:29

Written by Ike Turner

A4. Dust My Broom 3:53

Written by Ike Turner
Single release in 1973

A5. Don’t Hold Your Breath 3:47

Written by Ike Turner

A6. (You Can’t Have) The City 3:43

Written by Ike Turner

B1. Flockin’ With You 2:52

Written by Ike Turner

B2. Take A Walk With Me 3:30

Written by Ike Turner

B3. You Won’t Let Me Go 3:44

Written by Ike Turner

B4. Later For You Baby 2:41

Written by Ike Turner

B5. Rats 4:01

Written by Ike Turner

B6. I Love The Way You Love 2:45

Written by Ike Turner

Recorded At Bolic Sound, Inglewood, California. March 1973

All tracks produced by Ike Turner, Warren Dawson & Soko Richardson
Arranged by Ike Turner
Engineers: Ike Turner, Barry Keene & John Mills
Cover Illustration & Abum Design by Mike Salisbury

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