Monday, January 07, 2008

Tina Turner - "One of the Living" (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Motion Picture Soundtrack, Capitol 1985)

Quite possibly - yeah, I'm gonna go there - my favorite Tina Turner single ever. Tough and aggressive (as befitting her character in the film, Aunty Entity) in a way she really hasn't revisited, this is Tina in full-on ROCK GODDESS mode - hell, check the way she stalks around with that Strat, yes Mama! Lyrically this slice of apocalyptica could damned near be a Trent Reznor composition (but it's actually Holly Knight!). Musically it thrusts and leers. This is perfect throwaway trash, and as an added bonus, here's the very hard to find 12" version (which Soto rightly points out cribs its "echoey" synth drums from Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream About You"). You're welcome.

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