Thursday, December 13, 2007

R.I.P. Ike...

The Luigi Nono of R&B has left the goddamned building...

Ike Turner Dies in San Diego at Age 76

Both genius and fiend, Turner blazed a tumultuous trail.

He was an incredible bassist, songwriter, and arranger, and would have been well served by intensive regimens of anger management therapy...

Farewell, mad dog madman!




Bill said...

Ike deserves canonization simply for his role as Otis Rush's foil on OR's Cobra recordings - the weird whammy wheezes on "Double Trouble" ... indeed, and without which - whither Robert Quine? A troubled individual to be certain, but not the dehumanized monster popularly depicted.

i chuckled at your Nono comparison, but i don't get it exactly - can you elaborate?


ommyth said...

Hello Bill,

Sure - just as Maestro Nono wed outre compositional motifs to profoundly evocative themes, so too did Mr. Turner display an often astonishing command of form and a similar commitment to brazen, deeply emotional tableaux.

Thanks for taking the time to write!



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