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Thread started 02/16/14 6:47pm

aiden

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What the recent gigs lack....

Songs off The Rainbow Children
Yeah, I said it smile
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #1 posted 02/17/14 12:13am

jaypotton

IS ME IN ATTENDANCE sad

'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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Reply #2 posted 02/17/14 1:28am

PaisleyRose

jaypotton said:

IS ME IN ATTENDANCE sad



I was going to say that the recent gigs lack me!
PaisleyRose was here rose
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Reply #3 posted 02/17/14 3:01am

tiadalma

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Tickets

so, what is the answer 2 the question of U
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Reply #4 posted 02/17/14 5:49am

Veej

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tiadalma said:

Tickets

^ yep. she said it. lol

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Reply #5 posted 02/17/14 5:54am

DoMeBaby69

Veej said:

tiadalma said:

Tickets

^ yep. she said it. lol

I second that!

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Reply #6 posted 02/17/14 7:43am

Ppenguin

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Veej said:




tiadalma said:


Tickets




^ yep. she said it. lol





I second that!




enthusiasm and, in the case of 1st KOKO gig, a mask and striped jumper
P-p-e-n-g-u-i-n......the P is silent
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Reply #7 posted 02/17/14 9:06am

kaber

Doug E Fresh
(Although that could change with
The return to Brixton Academy - eek )
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Reply #8 posted 02/17/14 9:09am

SquirrelMeat

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Tony M and the Game Boyz.

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Reply #9 posted 02/17/14 9:12am

catpark

^ LOL
FUNKNROLL! dancing jig "February 2014, wow". 'dre. nod
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Reply #10 posted 02/17/14 9:18am

SuperSoulFight
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Larry Graham, Maceo Parker and Shelby J!
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Reply #11 posted 02/17/14 11:08am

DreZone

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The Twinz - There I said it... (dodges potential bullets)

'dre

Tried many flavours - but sooner or later, always go back to the Purple Kool-aid!

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Reply #12 posted 02/17/14 11:24am

TheEnglishGent

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Need more cowbell.

RIP sad
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Reply #13 posted 02/17/14 11:25am

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As much as I Love the 3eyegirl rock sound, & hearing so many of my favourite songs live, I have 2 concede that I'm definitely more a fan of the NPG sound. Yes I love their brand of funk'n'roll but it's just not setting my heart on fire the way Prince's NPG songs do. Just being completely honest. I personally prefer Prince doing more funk & soul songs. And I think if it were an NPG show, with a number of 3rdeyegirl songs included, I'd b on cloud 9. As it is, I don't feel inspired enough 2 travel & wait in the cold & wet for 12 plus hours. Only my opinion shrug
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Reply #14 posted 02/17/14 11:46am

aiden

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SometimesIwonder said:

As much as I Love the 3eyegirl rock sound, & hearing so many of my favourite songs live, I have 2 concede that I'm definitely more a fan of the NPG sound. Yes I love their brand of funk'n'roll but it's just not setting my heart on fire the way Prince's NPG songs do. Just being completely honest. I personally prefer Prince doing more funk & soul songs. And I think if it were an NPG show, with a number of 3rdeyegirl songs included, I'd b on cloud 9. As it is, I don't feel inspired enough 2 travel & wait in the cold & wet for 12 plus hours. Only my opinion shrug


I have to agree, I've now seen 2 full 3rd eye shows which were awesome but I was listening to an NPG Aftershow this afternoon from London 07 and I realised how much I miss the FUNK. Hoping for some big NPG shows later in the year perhaps with 3rd eye in the mix too... I'm in love with Hannah but I take a show with John Blackwell or Michael B over her any day of the week... Sorry!!
"Still Crazy 4 Coco Rock"
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Reply #15 posted 02/17/14 1:02pm

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Okay, U just made me feel a little better about having missed these gigs! wink
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Reply #16 posted 02/17/14 2:53pm

EuanH91

aiden said:

SometimesIwonder said:
As much as I Love the 3eyegirl rock sound, & hearing so many of my favourite songs live, I have 2 concede that I'm definitely more a fan of the NPG sound. Yes I love their brand of funk'n'roll but it's just not setting my heart on fire the way Prince's NPG songs do. Just being completely honest. I personally prefer Prince doing more funk & soul songs. And I think if it were an NPG show, with a number of 3rdeyegirl songs included, I'd b on cloud 9. As it is, I don't feel inspired enough 2 travel & wait in the cold & wet for 12 plus hours. Only my opinion shrug
I have to agree, I've now seen 2 full 3rd eye shows which were awesome but I was listening to an NPG Aftershow this afternoon from London 07 and I realised how much I miss the FUNK. Hoping for some big NPG shows later in the year perhaps with 3rd eye in the mix too... I'm in love with Hannah but I take a show with John Blackwell or Michael B over her any day of the week... Sorry!!

Completely agree with all of this. Prince is a great player, and hearing a good 2 hours of him blazing on guitar is, of course, awesome.. but I too miss the funk.

Prince has never had just ONE sound. The rock stuff is great when mixed in with funk, soul, pop, hip-hop, power ballads, etc. On it's own, it falls a bit flat for me. Not to mention that the new 3rdEye stuff is all a bit.. lame confused

Of course, being 55 and a Jehovas Witness, he ain't as 'edgy' as he used to be.. but that works fine when he's doing the funk and soul stuff. Rock N' Roll, though? It needs more grit.. more balls. The 3rdEye stuff is just a bit bleh. Too safe, too soft.

And yes, John Blackwell over Hannah ANY day. Hannah's a real good player, and not bad on the eyes wink but she doesn't come close to JB. Same with Donna.. another great player, but she doesn't seem to 'get' the funk. I don't feel as much groove in her playing. And she still can't play that Bambi lick right lol

An NPG show with a 3rdEye set in the middle a la the Mohegan Sun shows would be PERFECT. I'm hoping for that once he has completed this promotional run of guerilla gigs for the new album.

[Edited 2/17/14 14:53pm]

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Reply #17 posted 02/17/14 3:32pm

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I'm much happier with 3rdEyey over NPG. I love it best when Prince rocks.

RIP sad
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Reply #18 posted 02/17/14 10:46pm

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EuanH91 said:



Completely agree with all of this. Prince is a great player, and hearing a good 2 hours of him blazing on guitar is, of course, awesome.. but I too miss the funk.

Prince has never had just ONE sound. The rock stuff is great when mixed in with funk, soul, pop, hip-hop, power ballads, etc. On it's own, it falls a bit flat for me. Not to mention that the new 3rdEye stuff is all a bit.. lame confused

Of course, being 55 and a Jehovas Witness, he ain't as 'edgy' as he used to be.. but that works fine when he's doing the funk and soul stuff. Rock N' Roll, though? It needs more grit.. more balls. The 3rdEye stuff is just a bit bleh. Too safe, too soft.

And yes, John Blackwell over Hannah ANY day. Hannah's a real good player, and not bad on the eyes wink but she doesn't come close to JB. Same with Donna.. another great player, but she doesn't seem to 'get' the funk. I don't feel as much groove in her playing. And she still can't play that Bambi lick right lol

An NPG show with a 3rdEye set in the middle a la the Mohegan Sun shows would be PERFECT. I'm hoping for that once he has completed this promotional run of guerilla gigs for the new album.

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Ah! Please don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE the new songs from 3rdeyegirl & went totally mental when I was front row at EB when I heard Fixurlifeup!! It was superb! Wish I had heard Screwdriver cuz I bloody love that song too. It's just that I love these songs mixed up with more NPG funk sound! lol I'm so twisted! Probably cuz that's how my playlists go, a bit 3rdeye, & bit NPG & so on. The Mohegan Sun shows woulda been perfect for my taste. Yes I lurve P rocking it out on guitar, but It only hits the spot when a show has lotsa funk/soul Prince included too. Last night at Ronnie Scott's sounded like an immense balance of rock & funk & soul. Wish I had astral travelled when I was fast asleep! Ha ha
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Reply #19 posted 02/17/14 10:54pm

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Man, I'd talked myself out of Manchester But now the tide of purple emotion changes once more!! Aggghhhh!! Ha ha It's like being on an emotional swing or rollercoaster being a Prince fan. The Highs & Lows! Lol

I was dead certain Manchester wasn't for me last night.... now I'm not so sure lol oh dear God help the funk within me be still!! falloff
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Reply #20 posted 02/18/14 3:03am

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EuanH91 said:

aiden said:

SometimesIwonder said: I have to agree, I've now seen 2 full 3rd eye shows which were awesome but I was listening to an NPG Aftershow this afternoon from London 07 and I realised how much I miss the FUNK. Hoping for some big NPG shows later in the year perhaps with 3rd eye in the mix too... I'm in love with Hannah but I take a show with John Blackwell or Michael B over her any day of the week... Sorry!!

And yes, John Blackwell over Hannah ANY day. Hannah's a real good player, and not bad on the eyes wink but she doesn't come close to JB.

And Michael B. over JB (for me).

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Reply #21 posted 02/18/14 5:46pm

jjazznola

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Larry Graham, Maceo Parker and Shelby J!

Shelby J? Haha! Her absence is THE BEST thing about these shows.

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Reply #22 posted 02/18/14 7:21pm

jjazznola

aiden said:

SometimesIwonder said:
As much as I Love the 3eyegirl rock sound, & hearing so many of my favourite songs live, I have 2 concede that I'm definitely more a fan of the NPG sound. Yes I love their brand of funk'n'roll but it's just not setting my heart on fire the way Prince's NPG songs do. Just being completely honest. I personally prefer Prince doing more funk & soul songs. And I think if it were an NPG show, with a number of 3rdeyegirl songs included, I'd b on cloud 9. As it is, I don't feel inspired enough 2 travel & wait in the cold & wet for 12 plus hours. Only my opinion shrug
I have to agree, I've now seen 2 full 3rd eye shows which were awesome but I was listening to an NPG Aftershow this afternoon from London 07 and I realised how much I miss the FUNK. Hoping for some big NPG shows later in the year perhaps with 3rd eye in the mix too... I'm in love with Hannah but I take a show with John Blackwell or Michael B over her any day of the week... Sorry!!

They pretty much mixed it up at Mohegan Sun in Dec but they also had a percussionist which gave a couple of tunes that 80's DC Go Go beat which was cool. I've never heard that at a Prince show before. At that show though we wanted to hear a little more guitar but overall it was a fantastic show. The only part I'm not into at the NPG shows is Shelby J, especially when she sings lead on 70's covers. I'm there to see Prince do his songs, not her singing other people's songs. I've seen NPG so many times that these shows would be a change of pace if he ever brough 3rdEyeGirl to NYC. And yes, I'll take John Blackwell over just about any drummer!

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Reply #23 posted 02/18/14 7:31pm

thisisreece

A 3rd Eye Girl concert with a sizeable Prince on piano set, singing the likes of Adore, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, Diamonds & Pearls, etc... pretty much the Shepherd's Bush concert, would be perfect for me.

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #24 posted 02/18/14 7:53pm

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For me this tour is missing the new material. I look at the setlist each night and its all old hits still. For a man who says "i don't look back" in every interview now he sure does play alot of old material. I was really hoping the new band would mean finally playing new material but I guess not. New material to PRince I guess is just old songs played a new way. I really wish he would play 80 to 90% new material and 10-20% old stuff. Maybe it will change if they ever release an album as a band but probably not. I want to hear the 3rdeyegirl material not them play the NPG and Revolution material but I guess I am in the minority there.

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Reply #25 posted 02/19/14 12:31am

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trax said:

For me this tour is missing the new material. I look at the setlist each night and its all old hits still. For a man who says "i don't look back" in every interview now he sure does play alot of old material. I was really hoping the new band would mean finally playing new material but I guess not. New material to PRince I guess is just old songs played a new way. I really wish he would play 80 to 90% new material and 10-20% old stuff. Maybe it will change if they ever release an album as a band but probably not. I want to hear the 3rdeyegirl material not them play the NPG and Revolution material but I guess I am in the minority there.


I doubt you're in a minority here, I'm with you. At a show though we're definitely the minority and that's who he's playing too.
RIP sad
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Reply #26 posted 02/19/14 10:42pm

jjazznola

trax said:

For me this tour is missing the new material. I look at the setlist each night and its all old hits still. For a man who says "i don't look back" in every interview now he sure does play alot of old material. I was really hoping the new band would mean finally playing new material but I guess not. New material to PRince I guess is just old songs played a new way. I really wish he would play 80 to 90% new material and 10-20% old stuff. Maybe it will change if they ever release an album as a band but probably not. I want to hear the 3rdeyegirl material not them play the NPG and Revolution material but I guess I am in the minority there.

Good points. New band, new sound, new songs.

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Reply #27 posted 02/22/14 3:25pm

haleno1

A photo of Prince looking happy to be here. wink
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Reply #28 posted 02/22/14 5:21pm

jjam

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A 3rd Eye Girl concert with a sizeable Prince on piano set, singing the likes of Adore, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, Diamonds & Pearls, etc...

You want to see a fat Prince?

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Reply #29 posted 02/22/14 5:41pm

thisisreece

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thisisreece said:

A 3rd Eye Girl concert with a sizeable Prince on piano set, singing the likes of Adore, How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore, Diamonds & Pearls, etc...

You want to see a fat Prince?

lol a little awkwardly worded there.

Hundalasiliah!
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