88) Armond White Concert Review of Tina Turner concert at Radio City Music Hall -1993-
“Tina Turner highlighted her recent Radio City Music Hall opening night concert with a version of
‘Proud Mary’ that, from the first tick-tock guitar notes, summoned the ghost of Ike Turner. The celebratory, sold-out audience didn’t mind–Tina Turner doesn’t attract a thinking crowd. She has become a specious pop martyr, beloved by white gays and Black women for survival after victimhood. But the Radio City concert was a bizarre ceremony as hollow as the practiced screeches Tina lets out while scurrying across the stage…This tour commemorates Tina Turner’s further deification via Hollywood in the current popular bio-pic What’s Love Got To Do With It? But none of this signifies a triumph of human spirit over sexism; it is, instead, a triumph of sexism over racism. Perhaps the most egregious moment out of many was Tina Turner’s performance of…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Tina Turner’s concert/performance at Radio City Music Hall in 1993, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years Of Pop Culture That Shook The World.
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