Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ike's Dilemma

Ike Turner spent the last 14 years convincing any one who would listen that he really wasn't the monster that was portrayed in the Tina/Ike biopic. But while music writer's would give him a break, everyone else will remember him as the wife-beating/berating lunatic from the movie. That presents music writer's with a dilemma. While there's no question of Ike's importance in the history of Rock 'n' Roll's birth, he'll always be remembered for one thing more than the other. But if we are willing to give Michael Jackson a pass, can we do the same for Ike Turner?
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