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Album cover of the week: Ike and Tina Turner — Outta Season

Album cover of the week: Ike and Tina Turner — Outta Season

Album Cover of the Week, Music
As provocative album covers go, Ike and Tina Turner's Outta Season LP has to be one of the greats. The image of the couple eating watermelon while wearing whiteface -- a brilliant mockery of blackface minstrelsy -- would be controversial now, so the fact that this was released in 1968 is even more amazing. Not surprisingly, the foreign versions of Outta Season featured much more unimaginative album art. I don't know if they featured the super sexy gatefold picture the original U.S. edition (on Blue Thumb Records) had.
Football Friday — The Bills and Raiders resume a long series

Football Friday — The Bills and Raiders resume a long series

Football Friday, Sports
Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season sees the resumption of an old AFL rivalry, when the Oakland Raiders travel east to play the Buffalo Bills. These two charter AFL franchises first met in that old league's inaugural 1960 season, and since then the Raiders have a slim 19-16 margin in regular season matchups. Two of those wins came in the 1968 AFL campaign, and I have the highlights of both games for you. Up first is the week 1 matchup, in which Oakland obliterated Buffalo on their home turf, 48-6. Oakland QB Daryle Lamonica, playing in his second season since being traded by the Bills, amassed 167 passing yards and threw for once TD. 92 of those passing yards (and the touchdown) came courtesy three completions to Warren Wells, while RB Hewritt Dixon ran for 104 yards and a score. T...