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Thread started 05/16/18 4:49am

Lovejunky

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We all know

that Prince was fabulous

Multi talented

and mesmerising...

but out of all is artistic expressions,

Musicianship

Dance

Performance Art

Photographers Dream ( Portraits of the many incarnations of Prince )

Businessman

Visionaory

Spiritual Conduit ?

etc

What continues to blow your Mind?

For me..Its his guitar solos,

They can actually reduce me to tears

and make my solar plexus tremble...

“LOVE IS THE MASTERPLAN”
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Reply #1 posted 05/16/18 5:37am

maceoparker007

Speaking of guitar solos check out Prince version of Radiohead - CREEP at Coachella

https://www.youtube.com/w...AzzRQe6lms

The whole performance is like you are living through a big storm! The first guitar strike at 2min 17secs reverberates like thunder.....before the clouds gather again and unleashes an almighty guitar storm whirlwind which then quickly passes.

TOTALLY AMAZING

[Edited 5/16/18 5:38am]

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/18 5:37am

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Visionary
After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.
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Reply #3 posted 05/16/18 6:04am

Lovejunky

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maceoparker007 said:

Speaking of guitar solos check out Prince version of Radiohead - CREEP at Coachella

https://www.youtube.com/w...AzzRQe6lms

The whole performance is like you are living through a big storm! The first guitar strike at 2min 17secs reverberates like thunder.....before the clouds gather again and unleashes an almighty guitar storm whirlwind which then quickly passes.

TOTALLY AMAZING

[Edited 5/16/18 5:38am]

Gahhhhhhh....

Radiowho ?

Prince made that his own...

Thanks my Friend smile

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Reply #4 posted 05/16/18 6:05am

Lovejunky

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littlemissG said:

Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

Yes That would probably be third for me...

His evolving Spirituality intrugues me more

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Reply #5 posted 05/16/18 6:11am

TheFman

Lovejunky said:

maceoparker007 said:

Speaking of guitar solos check out Prince version of Radiohead - CREEP at Coachella

https://www.youtube.com/w...AzzRQe6lms

The whole performance is like you are living through a big storm! The first guitar strike at 2min 17secs reverberates like thunder.....before the clouds gather again and unleashes an almighty guitar storm whirlwind which then quickly passes.

TOTALLY AMAZING

[Edited 5/16/18 5:38am]

Gahhhhhhh....

Radiowho ?

Prince made that his own...

Thanks my Friend smile

oh pleaaaase!! Radiohead makes Prince bleak over the last 20 years. His cover of Creep was so-so at best (much shouting, little content), and that solo - while good - was pretty generic to his own high standards.

[Edited 5/16/18 6:12am]

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Reply #6 posted 05/16/18 6:26am

BartVanHemelen

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littlemissG said:

Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

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Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.

.

The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129

.

Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones

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Reply #7 posted 05/16/18 6:32am

Lovejunky

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BartVanHemelen said:

littlemissG said:

Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

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Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.

.

The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129

.

Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones

You are so boring...Dont bring your negative comments into My Thread !

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Reply #8 posted 05/16/18 6:40am

anangellooksdo
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BartVanHemelen said:



littlemissG said:


Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

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Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.


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The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129


.


Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones



Prince knew he was basically alone in this world, and he did whatever he felt he was supposed to do.
He kept people around him but he listened to his insides.

Yes the younger Prince had some arrogance, and wanted the big record deal, but everything worked out as it was supposed to.
Only a sinner can become a saint.

If he never experienced his earlier days, there would be no example of his growth and effectiveness.

And let’s face it, he has been a lot more effective in the record industry than The Rolling Stones.
It’s only just begun too.

I wondered how long it would take for people to catch on, as to who he really was and what his impact will be.
I’m still wondering.
People are kinda slow to open their eyes.
There is SO much more.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #9 posted 05/16/18 6:46am

maceoparker007

Everything is subjective in the world of music. You seem to disagree with a lot of people on here and out to prove a point. Enlighten us with what live guitar performances were better in your eyes.

TheFman said:


Lovejunky said:




maceoparker007 said:


Speaking of guitar solos check out Prince version of Radiohead - CREEP at Coachella

https://www.youtube.com/w...AzzRQe6lms

The whole performance is like you are living through a big storm! The first guitar strike at 2min 17secs reverberates like thunder.....before the clouds gather again and unleashes an almighty guitar storm whirlwind which then quickly passes.

TOTALLY AMAZING


[Edited 5/16/18 5:38am]



Gahhhhh....



Radiowho ?


Prince made that his own...



Thanks my Friend smile



oh pleaaaase!! Radiohead makes Prince bleak over the last 20 years. His cover of Creep was so-so at best (much shouting, little content), and that solo - while good - was pretty generic to his own high standards.

[Edited 5/16/18 6:12am]

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Reply #10 posted 05/16/18 6:47am

anangellooksdo
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Lovejunky said:

that Prince was fabulous


Multi talented


and mesmerising...


but out of all is artistic expressions,


Musicianship


Dance


Performance Art


Photographers Dream ( Portraits of the many incarnations of Prince )


Businessman


Visionaory


Spiritual Conduit ?


etc



What continues to blow your Mind?



For me..Its his guitar solos,



They can actually reduce me to tears



and make my solar plexus tremble...







What continues to blow my mind is his vocals, and his piano playing.
I didn’t realize for a long time just how gorgeous his voice was. In the smoother R&B/Funk style songs especially, he could do amazing things with his voice - right up to his last days.

Also I am listening to the new leak of the piano tape he (supposedly?) gave Appolonia to sleep. This was back in what, 1984? And his playing was EXCELLENT. He was already so developed he just kept plunking along on those keys...in a zone, some place he went to, and the music just kept pouring out of him.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #11 posted 05/16/18 6:52am

anangellooksdo
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“In the beginning God made the sea
But on the 7th day he made me
He was tryin' to rest y'all when He heard the sound
Sound like a guitar cold gettin' down
I tried to bust a high note, but I bust a string
My God was worried 'til he heard me sing

My name is Prince...”
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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Reply #12 posted 05/16/18 7:03am

TheFman

maceoparker007 said:

Everything is subjective in the world of music. You seem to disagree with a lot of people on here and out to prove a point. Enlighten us with what live guitar performances were better in your eyes. TheFman said:

Lovejunky said:

Gahhhhhhh....

Radiowho ?

Prince made that his own...

Thanks my Friend smile

oh pleaaaase!! Radiohead makes Prince bleak over the last 20 years. His cover of Creep was so-so at best (much shouting, little content), and that solo - while good - was pretty generic to his own high standards.

[Edited 5/16/18 6:12am]

You think i should agree with a statement like:
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Radiowho ?

Prince made that his own...
"
?

He shows disrespect to one of the very greatest bands of the 2000's (also according most of the orgers, if you check the 'greatest albums' topic), so i corrected him.

Yes music is subjective, but who knows music will not tell you that P made that song his own, far from.

Being on this site, sure i guess it will be in disagreement to a lot of people, so what? I dont wear pink glasses.

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Reply #13 posted 05/16/18 7:04am

Dimitri10

The amount of work he produced, and also the extensive touring, wont even mention all the other stuff.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #14 posted 05/16/18 9:49am

littlemissG

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Lovejunky said:



BartVanHemelen said:




littlemissG said:


Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

.


Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.


.


The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129


.


Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones




You are so boring...Dont bring your negative comments into My Thread !


Prince’s ego made him sign a $100 million deal.
Proof he ain’t a perfect human or humble about his music. He could have gone for a match of MJ or Madonna. However, it turned into the catalyst for him to be truly independent. The whole episode is proof we grow more from mistakes than our successes.
No More Haters on the Internet.
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Reply #15 posted 05/16/18 11:43am

Farfunknugin

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TheFman said:

Lovejunky said:

Gahhhhhhh....

Radiowho ?

Prince made that his own...

Thanks my Friend smile

oh pleaaaase!! Radiohead makes Prince bleak over the last 20 years. His cover of Creep was so-so at best (much shouting, little content), and that solo - while good - was pretty generic to his own high standards.

[Edited 5/16/18 6:12am]

Umm no the solo is electrifying & makes this version ascend to another level which it was meant to do. It was less showboating & more feel than a lot of other solo's i've seen him perform over the years, fantastic stuff. And yes radiohead is the best thing going, if anyone has a chance to see them run don't walk.. Their the last of the greats.

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Reply #16 posted 05/16/18 12:34pm

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I will miss him playing the guitar. No one can play like he did. sad

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #17 posted 05/16/18 12:40pm

luvsexy4all

all that soundcheck stuff....

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Reply #18 posted 05/16/18 2:05pm

pdiddy2011

anangellooksdown said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.

.

The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129

.

Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones

Prince knew he was basically alone in this world, and he did whatever he felt he was supposed to do. He kept people around him but he listened to his insides. Yes the younger Prince had some arrogance, and wanted the big record deal, but everything worked out as it was supposed to. Only a sinner can become a saint. If he never experienced his earlier days, there would be no example of his growth and effectiveness. And let’s face it, he has been a lot more effective in the record industry than The Rolling Stones. It’s only just begun too. I wondered how long it would take for people to catch on, as to who he really was and what his impact will be. I’m still wondering. People are kinda slow to open their eyes. There is SO much more.


When I read the OPs post I was pretty sure Bart was going to weigh in on this with his customary Stones (or others) brought light to bad contracts before Prince. That may be so, but in the 90s, the industry was still in general robbing the artists like they had always done before. That VERY public fight that Prince instigated opened many eyes and was part of why the then current industry paradigm was soon to be unacceptable, especially for artists of any weight.

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Reply #19 posted 05/16/18 3:28pm

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His generosity. yes

How long do u wanna be loved? Is forever enough, is forever enough?
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Reply #20 posted 05/16/18 3:51pm

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Dimitri10 said:

The amount of work he produced, and also the extensive touring, wont even mention all the other stuff.



Yes Dimitri. Now that you mention it, that is what blows my mind more than anything. Including how many people he somehow had the time to spend with.
WHERE did he get all those hours??
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Reply #21 posted 05/16/18 5:27pm

RJOrion

his hair....as a black man with naturally "peasey, nappy" hair, i always admired/envied his hair, and the different ways he could rock it and the effect it had on the women...i have always wished i could have hair of that texture...

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Reply #22 posted 05/16/18 8:05pm

gandorb

anangellooksdown said:

Dimitri10 said:

The amount of work he produced, and also the extensive touring, wont even mention all the other stuff.

Yes Dimitri. Now that you mention it, that is what blows my mind more than anything. Including how many people he somehow had the time to spend with. WHERE did he get all those hours??

I agree! However, it wasn't just the amount of work. It was also that he created so much music of high quality and diversity! I often tire of musicial artists that I like after 5 or so albums, but with Prince I am insatiable even after hearing so many songs.

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Reply #23 posted 05/16/18 8:46pm

Lovejunky

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gandorb said:

anangellooksdown said:

Dimitri10 said: Yes Dimitri. Now that you mention it, that is what blows my mind more than anything. Including how many people he somehow had the time to spend with. WHERE did he get all those hours??

I agree! However, it wasn't just the amount of work. It was also that he created so much music of high quality and diversity! I often tire of musicial artists that I like after 5 or so albums, but with Prince I am insatiable even after hearing so many songs.

There is just SO Much to be gobsmacked about

and INSATIABLE..thats me to..

There is always some thing or another in the Vast Treasure trove of his catalogue

that mathces my mood

and never ceases to delight me...

Recently have been using headphones a LOT

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Reply #24 posted 05/16/18 9:53pm

vandeluca

I am intrigued by all things Prince that normally didn't concern me in the past, even though fan since very early 80s. i didn't pick up magaiznes, etc with his peronsal life, work life, etc. Now I wish I had..But what I am appreciating now:

1. How much work/studio/tour this guy did is crazy

2. Generosity- I love when people don't have to show off what 'good people they are and advertise what they do or give"

3. With the internet being more free to a degree...I am completely appreciating any live material I can get my hands on. I so much prefer most songs live...I love how the same song sounds so different live depending on the location or the performance..Not all artists are better live..he was...

For some odd reasom I had a down day...I think I saw photos of hte Prince the exhibit in Europe on a friend's FB wall..and though thankful they shared..it made me a bit down that my fav musician is no longer here...

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Reply #25 posted 05/17/18 6:04am

rogifan

His guitar playing first and foremost.
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #26 posted 05/17/18 12:15pm

pinkcashmere23

Everything about him blows my mind but I've been listening to his Piano and Mic performances a lot lately and I'm in love with them! Just beautiful and heartfelt.

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Reply #27 posted 05/18/18 5:26am

Dimitri10

Lovejunky said:

gandorb said:

I agree! However, it wasn't just the amount of work. It was also that he created so much music of high quality and diversity! I often tire of musicial artists that I like after 5 or so albums, but with Prince I am insatiable even after hearing so many songs.

There is just SO Much to be gobsmacked about

and INSATIABLE..thats me to..

There is always some thing or another in the Vast Treasure trove of his catalogue

that mathces my mood

and never ceases to delight me...

Recently have been using headphones a LOT

I get ya both....

And with a catalog like his, playing any particular album or song that would relate on how you felt at the time would fill the void or comfort you.

What I find truly amazing is how the lyrics suited the music, each song had that...If you know what I mean.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #28 posted 05/18/18 5:33am

Dimitri10

pinkcashmere23 said:

Everything about him blows my mind but I've been listening to his Piano and Mic performances a lot lately and I'm in love with them! Just beautiful and heartfelt.

True these shows were amazing, I stil have the Sydney State theatre show CD in my car after two years that I seem to always go back to for some reason, its not leaving anytime soon.

"Prince don't know how many hits he got"
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Reply #29 posted 05/18/18 7:20am

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BartVanHemelen said:

littlemissG said:

Visionary After I watched How Prince Changes The Music Industry, Inrealized every artist with a deal owes him a debt for saying no to the system.

.

Yeah, let's applaud Prince for failing to listen to his entourage. Let's celebrate that he wanted to have "the biggest record deal ever" instead of using his brain. And then weaseled out of the deal thanks to a sympathetic exec who accepted two mediocre albums instead of demanding the three proper albums he owed.

.

The deal was so ridiculous that journalists were mocking it mere days after it was announced. Yet Prince failed to notice this. https://musicfans.stackex...m/a/89/129

.

Oh, and the Stones already had shown the evils of bad contracts in 1971. https://en.wikipedia.org/...ing_Stones




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