2014 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
180 Gram Vinyl! Re-mastering by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Feel Good, not Superfly, is the sound of early-'70s pimping -- even when the
tempo slows down, which happens rarely, it's for a slow blues grind, not a
ballad, and songs like Tina's "Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)" make no apologies
for mythologizing pimps. This results in a supremely sleazy, utterly addictive
record, one that's relentless in its rhythms and fearless in its funk as Ike
lays down nasty rock & roll guitar -- check his solos on "Feel Good," where he's
as elastic as rubber -- and Tina tears it up with pure, unbridled passion. Feel
Good is quintessentially '70s -- the fuzztoned funk practically conjures up
platform shoes and mile-wide collars -- but it doesn't belong to any one sound,
it casually draws from Southern soul, James Brown funk, black pride, Superfly
style and juke joint R&B, a sound that is uniquely identified with Ike & Tina.
And while this contains no flat-out classics like "Nutbush City Limits" or
"Proud Mary," as an album Feel Good undoubtedly ranks among their very best:
it's a non-stop party.
The duo was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Recorded at Bolic Sound, March 1972
"Pure Pleasure has captured the vibrant raw energy of Ike & Tina Turner. The overall sound is edgy and has a live "feel". There is no attempt to smooth out Turner's vocals. The dense, brawny mix fits the instrumentation. This is the kind of music that comes alive on vinyl!" - Robbie Gerson, www.audaud.com, 4/5 Stars!
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Limited Edition
• Audiophile Re-Mastering
• Re-mastering by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
2. Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)
3. Feel Good
4. I Like It
5. If You Can Hully Gully (I Can Hully Gully Too)
1. Black Coffee
2. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
3. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
4. You Better Think Of Something