Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I Wanna Be An Ikette

If you could travel back in time to any era, who would you want to be just for a day?

I wanna be one of the Ikettes.

The Ikettes were the all-female backup singers/dancers for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue in the 1960s.

But just one day as an Ikette would be enough. Ike didn’t pay them much, the Ikettes didn’t receive royalties, and I’ve heard you had to sleep with Ike Turner to keep your job. (Check out the video below. Ike’s the one in the red jump suit. Enough said.)

Ike & Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High

And it gets stronger in every way.
And it gets deeper, let me say.
And it gets higher day by day.


  1. Ohhhhh-kayyyyyy.

    I think its time we seek some thereapy for you.

    Come on, anything but one of the Ikettes. At least a back up singer for Connie Francias...or Frank Sinatra. Not for Ike!

  2. And yeah..I'm first dammit.

  3. Awaiting: Dammit, yes you are first. Yay! Good on ya for beating that Yorkshire poof Piggy.

    Now hold on... this is my fantasy day in the life so I'm doing it because I wanna put on some twist fringe and shake my money maker to some hot Tina Turner tunes. NOT to be near that fucking monster Ike! On my "Day As An Ikette" Ike would have the day off. Without pay. Bastard.

  4. Top post MJ. What a babe Tina is. And as for Ike, every dog has his day - I guess he thought he had a nice day for a minute there.

  5. actually, i like celine dion's version better. i know, the dreaded celine. i never really cared for tina.

    oh, and as for the slap? i learned to ignore her, and i told her off. she apologized and i pretend that this job is only temporary.

  6. I can Tina Turner
    Tina Turner
    Tina Turner too.

    I know he was a bastard to her but she was shit without him.

    Then again that was the 80s.

  7. Tom: Ta for that. Tina could shake it like nobody else.

    Pink: Celine Dion?
    *hits the mute button*

    Geoff: I'd like to see you in twist fringe. Please arrange it and post pics on your blog. Along with your impersonation of Amy Winehouse.

  8. And would you be wearing miniskirts as short as theirs?

  9. hell yeah, shake that ass! twist fringe false eyelashes out the HERE and a flip do? oh my yes!
    makes me want to ride around in a red convertible wearing sunglasses and a polkadot scarf, drinking gin out the neck of the bottle and smoking camel cigarettes with the radio turned up loud!

  10. Who wouldn't want to shake their money maker while wearing such groovey fashions?

  11. Tilde: :) back atcha.

    WW: You wouldn’t want me to trip over my hemline, would you?

    FN: I’m in the passenger seat with a bottle of Irish whiskey, singing along off-key to the radio, and waving my panties in the air. Shameless, really.

    Pru: I have a sudden urge to wear gogo boots.

  12. i wanna be the blonde chick in ABBA...

  13. JJ: Being Agnetha Faltskog means wearing tight white satin bodysuits, sequined boob tubes and platform boots. Fun choice.

  14. i wanna be the blonde chick in ABBA...

  15. Tickers: I'm sorry but the role of Agnetha is already taken. Instead, you can be Anni-Frid Lyngstad "Frida" with an equally stunning wardrobe and the opportunity to perm your hair. Voulez-vous? Uh-huh.

  16. I want to be Paul McCartney at the height of Beatlemania...Yeah Baby!
    Past the Hamburg days of course because I read that he was jacked to the 9s with Penicillin thanks to all of the Deutsch 'marks' on his bedpost.

  17. HE: I'll throw in a post-Beatlemania Heather Mills for you for free.

  18. Hmm,I would have to say Elvis back in the height of his career.All the money and women the sky is the limit.

  19. Geo: And all the fried peanut butter banana sandwiches you could eat.

  20. You'd make a great Ikette MJ. Looks like fun.

  21. happy not thanksgiving, canookian! pass that bottle. mines bled.

  22. Tina and the Ikettes appeared on Frank Zappa's Montana, singing about growing dental floss on the plains of Montana. Ike thought it was a bit silly, and refused to let them be credited.


  23. Chelly: Ta. Shake your tassels!

    FN: I think we’re too liquored up to drive now.

    Billy: Right you are. And Tina and the Ikettes also played on some of Zappa’s other tracks. “Dirty Love” etc.
    Ike wasn’t good enough to lick Frank Zappa’s boots.
    Movin' to Montana soon
    Gonna be a Dental Floss tycoon (yes I am)

  24. wow they are hot! enough said.

  25. Maybe you would Likette to update to my new link?

    Stupid Irish Daddy

  26. Fuck you were quick....for a Canadian.

  27. Charles: They're sizzlin!

    SID: I'm on top of it.