Thursday, 13 December 2007

I only have Ike's for you

Hopefully most of the obituaries for Ike Turner will focus on his amazing guitar work, funky threads and hip speak rather than the fact he was (allegedly) handy with his fists. He certainly looked better in the 80s than Tina, who was peddling a look that spawned a million Grimsby haircuts. And his song titles like Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter know no equal. It brought to mind the fabulous sketch from The Larry Sanders Show where Hank Kingsley, caught in the act of punching his own cardboard cut-out, says he is rehearsing for the Ike Turner skit in order to secure the Orange Growers contract. I guess you've got to see it. Rest in peace, Ike. I think it's gonna work out fine.

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