What’s The Rockbrat Viewing Today ?BABY GET IT ON – Bad Touch with Mollie Marriot (2017) & also – IKE & TINA TURNER (1975) original version

As I’ve penned elsewhere, I am a regular listener to ‘From The underworld’, an engaging and informative weekly radio show which broadcasts out of Phoenix FM in Essex every Saturday night. The host of the show, Brian Ager, has his ear to the ground when it comes to all the latest (and best) bands worth hearing, and you can do a hell of lot worse than to tune in and check out his show. You can also download or stream it at a later time, meaning you don’t have to get up at 3 am and sit by the wireless like we would have in days gone by. On a recent show, he aired a single by Bad Touch called “Baby Get It On”, a rippin’ rock tune that features the vocals of Steve Marriot’s daughter, Mollie Marriot. Whilst this is a great take that is pretty true to the original – hearing it did send me back to the original, in my opinion, one of, if not the best tune penned by Ike and Tina Turner. Ike Turner is in many ways the father of rock n roll, and a total bad ass who oozes attitude. Check out the video below. People forget what a great voice he had. The Ikettes, (whatever version he had), radiated sex appeal –and they could sing and dance their asses off. Beyonce has made a career off of Tina Turner – in both style, song and dance – and unlike today’s clinical world of entertainment –back then it was all live, no recorded backing track, EVERYTHING live. From 1960-75 Ike and Tina Turner cut a swathe through established rock n roll and broke the mould like few others have done before or since. So here they are, both versions, Bad Touch up against Ike and Tina. Check em both out, and kudos to Bad Touch for bringing a great rock tune into contemporary times.

 

 

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