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Thread started 12/03/19 12:25pm

thebanishedone

Was Dez better lead guitar player than Prince in the early days?

in the new Current article Dez stated :

Dez Dickerson: Well, I mean we had actually had a conversation, I think two tours before that, was it? And I think it was in St. Louis. Like I can see the room. And he said, "I'm going to start playing guitar less and less." He said, "You know what?" – people aren't going to believe this, but he said, "You know, you're a better lead player anyway. I'm just going to front. I'm going to focus on being a frontman, and I'm going to have you do most of the lead stuff from now on." And that's what he did.

do you agree? i believe Prince did say that to Dez but i dont think Prince really meant it biggrin

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Reply #1 posted 12/06/19 7:36am

rlittler81

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I don't know about that, but having recently listened/watched a lot of Prince concerts from 1981-1983, Dez is clearly a talented guy and added a lot to the sound Prince was working on. I love listening to the guitar ending to 'Dirty Mind' from the 1999 Tour. So good!

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Reply #2 posted 12/06/19 8:42am

thebanishedone

rlittler81 said:

I don't know about that, but having recently listened/watched a lot of Prince concerts from 1981-1983, Dez is clearly a talented guy and added a lot to the sound Prince was working on. I love listening to the guitar ending to 'Dirty Mind' from the 1999 Tour. So good!

u know that Dirty Mind ending on 1999 tour is Prince soloing not Dez

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Reply #3 posted 12/07/19 5:39am

tab32792

hell no lol if and that's a big IF, Prince really said that it was probably only to light some fire under Dez as encouragement to nail the LRC solo; which he did

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Reply #4 posted 12/10/19 6:02am

noobman

Really surprised Prince would say that or admit that if he believed it. Wasn't he really insecure about Jesse being better than him?

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Reply #5 posted 12/11/19 6:17pm

SPYZFAN1

Dez and P's guitar playing complimented one another, but their styles were totally different.

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/19 7:28pm

woogiebear

It would have been nice 2 hear a Prince/Dez/Jesse Shredding Session!!

cool cool cool

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