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5.0 out of 5 stars The roughest, hardest, rarest and best of Ike and Tina!, January 28, 2004
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Mr. K. Sinclair (leeds, w yorks United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter (Audio CD)
This stuff is the perfect compliment to any best of Ike and Tina album. There are no other albums, apart from the album 'Working Together' that are currently available, that give you such a good impression of Ike and Tina.
What we have on here is the wild and funky hard soul stuff, albeit with a touch of psychedelic funk-rock. For me this is what I had hoped that they had recorded. Most tracks I'd heard by them sounded a bit dull, or uninspired compared to Bold Soul Sister and a handful of the tracks on the best ofs.
These tracks sound pretty rough, even for the time, and would dfinitely benefit from remastering, to bring out the brightness of the drums and tighten the bass. But then again that garage band sound is part of the charm. I mean, Tinas voice is at least as rough as the recordings!
Best track on here is, for me, The Game Of Love. I wish that heavy soul sound had been pursued a bit more. Theres shades of Ann Peebles or Ann Sexton on it.
Quite a bit of over eager 'fozzie bear' style guitar (Wacka Wacka!) but Ike's playing is great, punctuated with some firey R and B/Blues style licks.
All in all, my favourite recordings by the band and in some ways the most cohesive re-release yet by Ike and Tina.
Dont be put off by the fact that Tina's 80's to recent output is so sterile, or the fact that Tina is so famous. This is the absolute antithesis of that sound. If you want hard soul, raw funk and rocking tunes then this is where to start!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Forgotten Classics, October 22, 2002
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KonLi (Denver, Colorado United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter (Audio CD)
This compilation has been a long time coming. Many of these Ike and Tina Turner songs have never seen the light of day on CD. It's about time. Gems like "The Chopper", "Up on the Roof" and "Doin It" should not be relegated to sitting in the bins of used LP stores. These songs deserve to be heard. Ike and Tina Turner have created a number of classic records and these songs sit comfortably among their best.
The disc opens with the ever funky "Funkier Than a Mosquitas Tweeter" which was penned by Tina's sister Alline. Was she talking about Ike? :) Tina's wildly uplifting reading of the track blows Nina Simone's bastardized rendition out of the water. The disc continues on with funk and soul drenched songs such as "What You Don't See" and "Baby, What You Want Me To Do" which would make Sly Stone proud. Soul, always a component of every Turner record turns up more predominately on cuts such as "Game of Love", "Up On the Roof (from the 'Let Me Touch Your Mind' LP) and "Whole Lotta Love" which was an R&B hit for Tina alone in 1975. And though many think Ike to be the sole svengali and mastermind behind the revue, Tina also made her writing attempts. You would be remiss to neglect to mention "Nutbush City Limits" (not on the disc), but she had other fine moments. "The Chopper" sits right alongside 'Nutbush' and other Tina tunes such as 'Sexy Ida' and 'Help Him'. The showstopper of this disc, however, is the addition of a sexy, soulful song from the Turner's 1969 LP 'Come Together' entitled, "Doin' It". Tina's raunchiness is restrained, but her sexual energy explodes over the track as Ike and company pander to her every desire to "change the groove". This is Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat" 32 years earlier.
In all, this disc has been over 26 years in the making. It's a pleasure to know that these classics are now available to hear without the cracks, pops and hisses of vinyl. The original 'Bold Soul Sister' and her erstwhile husband were indeed as funky as the title of this album suggests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars whole lotta tina, February 15, 2008
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God,what a voice. There was nobody better than Tina in her prime.
There is a great cover of "Whole Lotta Love" on this CD which alone makes it worth the price.
The Ike and Tina Revue was one of the greatest bands in the world,bar none,as this CD will testify to.
Tina is in a class by herself.
Her work w/ Ike is far and away above her solo work that she is better known for.
If I had my own radio show,this CD and others by the Revue would be aired every day,until people out in Radioland GET IT!
Absolutely without peer,was Tina.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter, June 25, 2009
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This is a great cd to own especially if you are a huge fan of Ike and Tina Turner like I am. This album will not disappoint you at all. I have this album and it is great to listen to. Tina is giving it all in this album. It is a great album. Check it out and buy it if you like it. Sandy McClaflin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' Good Funk, November 15, 2007
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Elizabeth (New York, USA) - See all my reviews
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This album rocks the house! It is a great party starter and I could listen to it over and over. If you like a little funk in your trunk, I highly suggest checking out this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Compilation, Hands Down, June 23, 2014
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If you like the funky side of Ike and Tina, the kind of stuff that has that Sly and the Family Stone feel, this is a monster collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Ike & Tina, April 7, 2014
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Pete "Music Lover" (Rotterdam, NY, USA) - See all my reviews
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Good delivery time considering this came in from Europe. This CD is vintage Ike & Tina likely best suited to their devotees. The best thing on this is thei reworking of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love!" It's great!!! Almost worth the price of the CD by itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter, March 20, 2014
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Had this music when I was a kid and finally found it again. Glad they brought it back out so I could listen to it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!, October 1, 2013
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Just like the title says it's "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter"!!! And that's no lie brother! Contains the CCR remake of "Proud Mary"...and we're rolling...(rolling)...rolling yeah...(rolling)...rolling on a river...ROLLING ON A RIVER...HIT IT!!! I LOVE THIS CD!!! It has it all...Ike's guitar work & Tina's powerful vocals...there are a number of stand out tracks on this cd...
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