Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tina Turner: "Rock 'n Roll Widow" & "Steel Claw"

The amazing Tina Turner from the Johnny Carson show in 1982. This was not long before she'd be back on the charts again with "Let's Stay Together" and then the sensation "Private Dancer" album. She performs 2 tracks here: "Rock 'n' Roll Widow", which would end up as the b-side to "What's Love Got To Do With It", and "Steel Claw", which would later appear as an album track on "Private Dancer". Interesting that she performs these 2 songs - I wonder if "Rock 'n Roll Widow" was at one time considered for a single? Strange that it eventually didn't even make the album.

Great performance of both songs, and a very cool snapshot of a time when Tina Turner was just about to re-emerge in one of the great career rebirths in rock and roll history.

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