Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ike and Tina Turner

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

Band: Ike and Tina Turner
Genre: Soul
Website: http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/ike-and-tina-turner (Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame Page)

Voting ends on: Monday, September 22th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Ike - 10 votes
Tina - 1 vote

I don't know how much love had to do with it, but Ike is clearly in charge here.


Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

this one will be challenging to separate out what's going on *only* in the photo, without being influenced by what we know of the history of ike & tina.

this photo makes it look like ike is staring down someone offscreen, while tina is frozen in terror (of ike or his opponent, we may never know). so i'd vote that ike is in charge here.

(is choosing 'ike' for a photo just a coincidence after this weekend's storm?)

Sampada said...

Ike. He looks more focussed than her in this snap. She looks super-awed by something - he is completely in charge of the situation.

McGone said...

It's Ike. Appropriately enough, Tina looks like a puppet on his lap.

Splotchy said...

(is choosing 'ike' for a photo just a coincidence after this weekend's storm?)

no coincidence.

Jillian said...

Yeah, it's gotta be Ike. He's so confident in those glasses.

TheOtherJennifer said...

hatless is absolutely correct, in trying to separate what we now know (Ike was a wife beating sonofabitch) and Tina is going strong. In this photo, I have to agree that Ike is in charge - what item is he sticking in her back - a knife? Or is just the threat of his nasty ass breath upon her cheek enough to give her that look of terror?

TheOtherJennifer said...

oh and welcome back, Splotchy.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Based purely on this photo, I'm going to have to go for Ike. His expression says it all.

Snave said...

I have to go with Ike on this one. He has a determined look, like he is planning on what's going to happen next. Tina looks more like someone who is enjoying the celebrity thing, maybe looking for people she knows, or smiling for the cameras.

Jared X said...

George Orwell famously wrote: "He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past."

Tina wrote the definitive memoir on their collaboration and is still respected and adored to this day. Ike died as a joke. She controls the present, and therefore the past (when this photo was taken) and the future.

In a time-warping, mind-blowing, cosmic way, Tina is in charge.

A Jaded Girl said...

I vote for the velvet thing to the left of them.

Hope all is well with you Splotchy

Family Fielding Brown. said...

His face is impassive and he's leaning down to her, that smile is fixed on her face, she's braced.
He holds the power in this picture.
Is that the same as being in charge? Generally I guess it is.

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Anna M-W said...

It is definitely Ike in this picture. Tina looks oh so very scared!