Sunset Blvd.’s Trawl Through Ike & Tina Turner's Deep Catalog Shows Just How Stunningly Potent They Were In The Studio.
Had it not been for Ike Turner's offstage excesses, the duo might have permanently conquered the universe together instead of Tina needing desperately to escape in 1976 to do her own thing. But Sunset Blvd.’s trawl through the duo’s ‘70s deep catalog underscores just how stunningly potent they were in the studio. Ike produced masters at a prodigious pace, peddling the finished product to any and all interested labels, believing anything resembling an exclusive contract was a trifle to be ignored. His wild hair philosophy toward the recording industry adds up to a discographical nightmare today but leads to mighty fun listening all the same.