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Afternoon Aural: Tina Turner


In honor of Tina Turner’s new tour – and her Bob Mackey designs! – here are two of our favorite Ms. T tracks: “Typical Male” and “Simply The Best.”

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Oct 1, 2008
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  • 4 Comments
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      There is no ‘bad’ Tina performance. None.

      “Let’s Stay Together,” in the opening months of 1984, was the hearlding of the post-Ike, ‘new’-Tina emergence. I remember reading at the time that they were tinkering, trying to find the right formula for presentation, and the decision was made to get rid of the dancing girls -pseudo Ikettes- alongside Tina in “Together’s” video, less reliance on frantic dancing, and make it about Tina alone.

      With that new visual approach, and a superb song, the following single was Tina’s rocket to the moon, and a touchstone hit of the summer of ’84.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 3:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Moo
      Moo

      I believe the song is called simply “The Best” not “Simply the Best”.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nitesurf
      Nitesurf

      I think Tina’s great, but I really hate it when people make a huge deal out of “retiring” only to return a few years later. I was convinced she was done with performing the way she was talking.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake
      Jake

      FYI… it’s Bob Mackie.

      Oct 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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