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Prince...one the BEST shows I have ever gone to....RIP

 

A Musical genius...albeit a weird genius...most geniuses are a bit odd.....

 

says he's been sick recently. Cancelled some shows

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yep, bummer. I was able to hear him back in the First Avenue days, early 80's.

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Oh man, didn't see that one coming.

 

College memories - going off to school in Western PA in the mid-80s and the first crew of guys I became friends with - a bunch of muscle-head white guys from Pittsburgh that lifted down in the weight room of my dorm listened to him constantly, and then there was that blond that just loved "little red Corvette"...

 

Thanks for the tunes little dude, may you be riding your motorcycle somewhere warm today.

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Fuck, Fuck, Fuck....

 

It's a sad day here in MN...

 

MN Twins baseball stadium decked out in purple, Paisley Park (his studio) has large crowds gathering, 1st Avenue (where Purple Rain was filmed) also seeing large crowds.

 

Good friend of mine's brother was Dr Fink - Drummer during the Prince and the Revolution days. I worked for 6 months as the in house computer geek at Paisley Park.

 

Fuck - I am to busy working on boats to deal with this today. Guess i'm going to have to add a Prince playlist to my Henley & Bowie playlists.

 

And turn it up to 11!

 

Fuck Fuck Fuck!!!

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Legend has it that Clapton was asked what it was like to be called the best guitar player in the world....he replied, I have no idea, you'll have to ask Prince.

Not sure if its true, but he was top ten anyhow, which if you think about it is pretty much God status.....Genius on so many levels, this is a real bad run for us real music fans eh? Love him or hate him, like all the greats, his style was instantly recognized....

Someone get eyes on Page, Plant, Daltrey, Richards, Jagger......We can't afford another big loss....GodSpeed .

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the artist formerly known as ... alive....

 

never really got into his stuff, probably will now

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Legend has it that Clapton was asked what it was like to be called the best guitar player in the world....he replied, I have no idea, you'll have to ask Prince.

Not sure if its true, but he was top ten anyhow, which if you think about it is pretty much God status.....Genius on so many levels, this is a real bad run for us real music fans eh? Love him or hate him, like all the greats, his style was instantly recognized....

Someone get eyes on Page, Plant, Daltrey, Richards, Jagger......We can't afford another big loss....GodSpeed .

imagine how good he would have been if he focused on playing guitar. Instead of playing everything.

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Meh, what was the last decent song he made in the last 20yrs?

 

Then there's the rampant Jehovah's Witness religious nutbar thang.

 

And he absolutely detested & fought tooth & nail to keep his music off internet streaming platforms.

 

The guy went from out there weird, to doucheknuckle. Atleast now that he's dead there might be some Prince & The Revolution albums that make it onto Spotify.

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Meh, what was the last decent song he made in the last 20yrs?

 

OK, Emancipation was 20 years ago - 1996.

Crystal Ball - 1998

Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic - 1999

Musicology - 2004

"3121" - 2006

 

These are the Prince albums released in the last 20 years that I like a lot. Each of these have some great songs on them. He has released many other albums, and they might be good -- I haven't listened to them.

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I didn't realize he was such a talented guitar player.. great solo at the end of this....

 

RIP

shit. That was awesome. Loved his muted telecaster tone like it was played through small class a amp. He was also very sympathetic with the rest of the band...I guess we need to party like its 1999 while driving through purple rain in our little red corvette with a girl in a rasberry beret...danced my ass off in the 80s to his stuff, my wife went to a show of his purple rain tour just before we met. The only other artist I know of as protective of his material is fripp

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Meh, what was the last decent song he made in the last 20yrs?

 

Then there's the rampant Jehovah's Witness religious nutbar thang.

 

And he absolutely detested & fought tooth & nail to keep his music off internet streaming platforms.

 

The guy went from out there weird, to doucheknuckle. Atleast now that he's dead there might be some Prince & The Revolution albums that make it onto Spotify.

 

His fight was with the ownership of music rights, and how much money was made by the music industry versus how much went to the artist. I don't think he was on the wrong side of that one.

 

Not much good to say about the JW thing though.

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Someone get eyes on Page, Plant, Daltrey, Richards, Jagger......We can't afford another big loss....GodSpeed .

Daultry? You're kidding right? Daltry? American Idol Daltry? THAT Daltry?

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Meh, what was the last decent song he made in the last 20yrs?

 

Then there's the rampant Jehovah's Witness religious nutbar thang.

 

And he absolutely detested & fought tooth & nail to keep his music off internet streaming platforms.

 

The guy went from out there weird, to doucheknuckle. Atleast now that he's dead there might be some Prince & The Revolution albums that make it onto Spotify.

whats the last decent song Paul Macartney recorded, or Sting, or the Rolling Stones...

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Someone get eyes on Page, Plant, Daltrey, Richards, Jagger......We can't afford another big loss....GodSpeed .

Daultry? You're kidding right? Daltry? American Idol Daltry? THAT Daltry?
Im sure he is talking about Roger Daltrey. From a little band called The Who. Perhaps you have heard of them.

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You didn't hear a lot of him because of his shitfight with the music industry and as a JW, he couldn't speak about his work on TV.

If you went to one of his shows, everything was good. Last I saw Prince was 2004 for the Musicology tour.

 

In fact, that was the last concert I went to. I need to get back into seeing live music.

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Prince, in my opinion, is the best musician of his/my generation. He played over 60 instruments and he played them all well. His guitar work is legendary, but many were not aware because it wasn't the feature of his show. The guy played every single musical note on at least one of his albums, had no other musicians in the studio. I always said, you could invent an instrument, play it for 5 years. Give it to Prince and in a month he would be better at playing it then you. Eric Clapton is alledged to have said when asked about being the best guitarist in the world "don't ask me ask Prince".

 

On top of that the guy could write songs across a wide spectrum of music styles. Look at the hits other people had performing songs he wrote. Sinead O'connor has one hit, and it was a Prince song, which BTW if you hear Prince's version you will really enjoy it, he wrote it as a duet and it makes more sense that way. Even Mitch Ryder charted in the early 80s with a Prince cover. You can't get much further apart then Vanity 6 and Mitch Ryder and yet Prince wrote songs that they both charted.

 

I haven't even gotten onto the Time yet. Prince gets bored so he writes, produces and plays the instruments on the first album, using his cousin as the singer. Creates a whole new band that at the time no one knew was him. Then recruits a band to play live, and record subsequent albums.

 

While the guy was a pain to the record companies and was tough on digital sharing of his music, he stood up for himself and other musicians by insisting he be compensated for his craft, he pioneered the digital album. The way we listen to music today was not in spite of his efforts, its because of them.

 

And the guy had the balls to do it the way he wanted to. When he was a teenager a record company offered him a decent contract and he turned them down because they wouldn't let him produce his own music. When I was a teenager if someone waved $100 in my direction I would have signed just to be signed.

 

He was the best.

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A friend of mine in the music industry met him twice, she pointed out he was 4'1" and shy. His range and lyrics were what always impressed me. That and how he was a patron of young female musicians.

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He was 5'2". I've seen him with my own eyes.

I'm 6'3". He was definitely taller than 5'. I dated a girl that was 4'10". He was taller than her.

6"3" & 4'10"? Dude............

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Prince, in my opinion, is the best musician of his/my generation. He played over 60 instruments and he played them all well. His guitar work is legendary, but many were not aware because it wasn't the feature of his show. The guy played every single musical note on at least one of his albums, had no other musicians in the studio. I always said, you could invent an instrument, play it for 5 years. Give it to Prince and in a month he would be better at playing it then you. Eric Clapton is alledged to have said when asked about being the best guitarist in the world "don't ask me ask Prince".

 

On top of that the guy could write songs across a wide spectrum of music styles. Look at the hits other people had performing songs he wrote. Sinead O'connor has one hit, and it was a Prince song, which BTW if you hear Prince's version you will really enjoy it, he wrote it as a duet and it makes more sense that way. Even Mitch Ryder charted in the early 80s with a Prince cover. You can't get much further apart then Vanity 6 and Mitch Ryder and yet Prince wrote songs that they both charted.

 

I haven't even gotten onto the Time yet. Prince gets bored so he writes, produces and plays the instruments on the first album, using his cousin as the singer. Creates a whole new band that at the time no one knew was him. Then recruits a band to play live, and record subsequent albums.

 

While the guy was a pain to the record companies and was tough on digital sharing of his music, he stood up for himself and other musicians by insisting he be compensated for his craft, he pioneered the digital album. The way we listen to music today was not in spite of his efforts, its because of them.

 

And the guy had the balls to do it the way he wanted to. When he was a teenager a record company offered him a decent contract and he turned them down because they wouldn't let him produce his own music. When I was a teenager if someone waved $100 in my direction I would have signed just to be signed.

 

He was the best.

 

I agree

 

I didn't really care for the style and genre very much

 

but I respected the hell out of the guy for his talents and his guts to take on the Machine

 

Genius can be an overused word, but not in his case.

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I always said, you could invent an instrument, play it for 5 years. Give it to Prince and in a month he would be better at playing it then you

 

 

so true... incredible musician.

 

Sucks he was in so much pain his final days....no longer played guitar and his last concert was solo piano (hopefully that got video'd and will someday be released). Blew out both hips due to dancing in heels and refused corrective surgery as Jehovah Witnesses won't do transfusions. Something tells me he was constantly jacked on pain meds which led to his final downfall.

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He was 5'2". I've seen him with my own eyes.

I'm 6'3". He was definitely taller than 5'. I dated a girl that was 4'10". He was taller than her.

6"3" & 4'10"? Dude............

 

 

I didn't care if she was 10' tall. One of the most interestingly artistic people I personally know. We're still good friends 20+ years later.

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Prince, in my opinion, is the best musician of his/my generation. He played over 60 instruments and he played them all well. His guitar work is legendary, but many were not aware because it wasn't the feature of his show. The guy played every single musical note on at least one of his albums, had no other musicians in the studio. I always said, you could invent an instrument, play it for 5 years. Give it to Prince and in a month he would be better at playing it then you. Eric Clapton is alledged to have said when asked about being the best guitarist in the world "don't ask me ask Prince".

 

On top of that the guy could write songs across a wide spectrum of music styles. Look at the hits other people had performing songs he wrote. Sinead O'connor has one hit, and it was a Prince song, which BTW if you hear Prince's version you will really enjoy it, he wrote it as a duet and it makes more sense that way. Even Mitch Ryder charted in the early 80s with a Prince cover. You can't get much further apart then Vanity 6 and Mitch Ryder and yet Prince wrote songs that they both charted.

 

I haven't even gotten onto the Time yet. Prince gets bored so he writes, produces and plays the instruments on the first album, using his cousin as the singer. Creates a whole new band that at the time no one knew was him. Then recruits a band to play live, and record subsequent albums.

 

While the guy was a pain to the record companies and was tough on digital sharing of his music, he stood up for himself and other musicians by insisting he be compensated for his craft, he pioneered the digital album. The way we listen to music today was not in spite of his efforts, its because of them.

 

And the guy had the balls to do it the way he wanted to. When he was a teenager a record company offered him a decent contract and he turned them down because they wouldn't let him produce his own music. When I was a teenager if someone waved $100 in my direction I would have signed just to be signed.

 

He was the best.

Let's just lay that old chestnut to rest along with Prince.

 

http://www.snopes.com/eric-clapton-quote-about-prince/

 

Prince was a a fine guitarist but he was no Clapton.

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Meh, what was the last decent song he made in the last 20yrs?

 

Then there's the rampant Jehovah's Witness religious nutbar thang.

 

And he absolutely detested & fought tooth & nail to keep his music off internet streaming platforms.

 

The guy went from out there weird, to doucheknuckle. Atleast now that he's dead there might be some Prince & The Revolution albums that make it onto Spotify.

whats the last decent song Paul Macartney recorded, or Sting, or the Rolling Stones...
Those guys are 15 years older

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No, he wasn't like Clapton. Different styles.

Is Clapton better at swinging the axe than Prince was? No.

 

Watch the vid I posted. That's some amazing work. There is some great stuff of him playing acoustic as well.

I don't think people appreciate how good Prince was because he was so protective of his work.

 

Now that he's dead, his music will probably come out and a lot of folks will have a 'holy shit!' moment.

 

I always thought he was good until I saw him live. That made me change my mind and put him in the Great* column.

 

*I have seen thousands of live shows ranging from Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Bela Fleck to Dave Brubeck to Jethro Tull to Grateful Dead to Doc Watson to Talking Heads and everything in between. It's what I did from my teens through my 30s.*

 

Beck is pretty special, and he's still alive. Go see him. Olu Dara is good too. So is Buckwheat Zydeco. There's tons of good music.

Prince was revolutionary and yes, he was on par with Clapton or SRV (saw his last concert at Alpine) or Joe Satriani.

 

If you want to get into drumming, there was none better than Neil Peart.

 

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Prince, in my opinion, is the best musician of his/my generation. He played over 60 instruments and he played them all well. His guitar work is legendary, but many were not aware because it wasn't the feature of his show. The guy played every single musical note on at least one of his albums, had no other musicians in the studio. I always said, you could invent an instrument, play it for 5 years. Give it to Prince and in a month he would be better at playing it then you. Eric Clapton is alledged to have said when asked about being the best guitarist in the world "don't ask me ask Prince".

 

On top of that the guy could write songs across a wide spectrum of music styles. Look at the hits other people had performing songs he wrote. Sinead O'connor has one hit, and it was a Prince song, which BTW if you hear Prince's version you will really enjoy it, he wrote it as a duet and it makes more sense that way. Even Mitch Ryder charted in the early 80s with a Prince cover. You can't get much further apart then Vanity 6 and Mitch Ryder and yet Prince wrote songs that they both charted.

 

I haven't even gotten onto the Time yet. Prince gets bored so he writes, produces and plays the instruments on the first album, using his cousin as the singer. Creates a whole new band that at the time no one knew was him. Then recruits a band to play live, and record subsequent albums.

 

While the guy was a pain to the record companies and was tough on digital sharing of his music, he stood up for himself and other musicians by insisting he be compensated for his craft, he pioneered the digital album. The way we listen to music today was not in spite of his efforts, its because of them.

 

And the guy had the balls to do it the way he wanted to. When he was a teenager a record company offered him a decent contract and he turned them down because they wouldn't let him produce his own music. When I was a teenager if someone waved $100 in my direction I would have signed just to be signed.

 

He was the best.

Let's just lay that old chestnut to rest along with Prince.

 

http://www.snopes.com/eric-clapton-quote-about-prince/

 

Prince was a a fine guitarist but he was no Clapton.[/quote

 

That's not what Clapton said about him. When Clapton was asked how it felt to be the best guitarist he said to the journo "you should be asking that of Prince"

Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it.

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The whole "best" on players was probably best dismissed by Hendrix. He was asked if he was the best out there and he said, roughly, "Best guitarist in the world? How about best guitarist in this chair?" and then mentioned some guy, a Spanish classical guy, IIRC, who Jimi said he'd been listening to for his own enjoyment who does stuff he can't do and never will. Bottom line: It's the wrong attitude. Interferes with appreciating the music, and people thinking like that that irked Hendrix a bit.

 

Prince was a genius and a gifted natural athlete, which is (mostly) the ability to make your body do what you want it to with little, if any, fussing around. Here's the best send up of the guy ever done, best because it was done with respect, and best because it is a true story.

 

https://vimeo.com/8712558

I still need a chuckle? I summon up the image of what it would be like to have Prince dunk on a guy...

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No, he wasn't like Clapton. Different styles.

Is Clapton better at swinging the axe than Prince was? No.

 

Watch the vid I posted. That's some amazing work. There is some great stuff of him playing acoustic as well.

I don't think people appreciate how good Prince was because he was so protective of his work.

 

Now that he's dead, his music will probably come out and a lot of folks will have a 'holy shit!' moment.

 

I always thought he was good until I saw him live. That made me change my mind and put him in the Great* column.

 

*I have seen thousands of live shows ranging from Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Bela Fleck to Dave Brubeck to Jethro Tull to Grateful Dead to Doc Watson to Talking Heads and everything in between. It's what I did from my teens through my 30s.*

 

Beck is pretty special, and he's still alive. Go see him. Olu Dara is good too. So is Buckwheat Zydeco. There's tons of good music.

Prince was revolutionary and yes, he was on par with Clapton or SRV (saw his last concert at Alpine) or Joe Satriani.

 

If you want to get into drumming, there was none better than Neil Peart.

 

 

We're little country, with some awesome musical talent... :D

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I didn't realize he was such a talented guitar player.. great solo at the end of this....

 

RIP

 

I was sad when Bowie died..but not that surprised. This is tragic..amazing guitarist and songwriter...another bit of my youth gone with him.

 

He looked like he was really enjoying himself in that clip :)

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Someone get eyes on Page, Plant, Daltrey, Richards, Jagger......We can't afford another big loss....GodSpeed .

Daultry? You're kidding right? Daltry? American Idol Daltry? THAT Daltry?
Im sure he is talking about Roger Daltrey. From a little band called The Who. Perhaps you have heard of them.

Ahhhhhhhh.....Roger Daltry.......Now ya talk'n. Sorry about the mis-understanding...My bad.

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He was 5'2". I've seen him with my own eyes.

I'm 6'3". He was definitely taller than 5'. I dated a girl that was 4'10". He was taller than her.

 

Pretty sure he was 4' 14".

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He was 5'2". I've seen him with my own eyes.

I'm 6'3". He was definitely taller than 5'. I dated a girl that was 4'10". He was taller than her.

6"3" & 4'10"? Dude............

 

PB, maybe she had a flat head and turned into a pizza at midnight.

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Haha. Not a flat head. Still cute in her 40's.

Easy there. She's a good friend.

No offence intended.

 

(I have a very small store of very old jokes and very rarely get to use them.)

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Chappelle vs Prince in basketball............

 

"And after it was over...he made us pancakes."

 

In an interview Prince confirmed this story with one change, he says they didn't play in their club clothes and as for the pancakes he said "or course I served pancakes it was six in the morning when we were done playing"

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Yeah, he's no good

 

 

Yeah, really. Holy shit snacks, that sucked. I'd never seen it before so had to watch it six or eight times. So far.

 

Anyway, nice segue into ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons' opinion:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/22/defying-description-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-on-prince-the-sensational-guitarist/

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Anyways, back on task.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0wAmsEQVn8

Yeah, he's no good

Yeah, really. Holy shit snacks, that sucked. I'd never seen it before so had to watch it six or eight times. So far.

 

Anyway, nice segue into ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons' opinion:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/22/defying-description-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-on-prince-the-sensational-guitarist/

can you imagine walking into a club and seeing Prince and Billy Gibbons sitting in a booth together. I would probably assume it was two impersonators on their way home from work.

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