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Prince Needs to Bring Back Musicology Tour Band

This was one of his most jaw dropping and successful tours and for good reason. The band was slammin'

Lead vocals & guitar - Prince
Bass - Rhonda Smith
Drums - John Blackwell
Keyboards - Renato Neto and Rad
Saxophones - Mace Parker and Candy Dulfer
Trombone - Greg Boyer
Keys- Chance Howard

It was just an amazing crew of awesome musicians. I know he's burned bridges with probably most of them but this is the kind of band that really helps bring out the genius of Prince LIVE!

Plus I would take Prince on acoustic guitar over the played out and stale sampler set any day!
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

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All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #1 posted 08/03/15 8:03am

dandan

Yes, yes, yes. I've been saying this for ages.
I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #2 posted 08/03/15 8:06am

feeluupp

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Renato Neto is so boorrrring

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Reply #3 posted 08/03/15 8:19am

Guitarhero

Yes, yes , but replace Renato with Dr Fink.

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Reply #4 posted 08/03/15 8:26am

thedance

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Rad?

She had a "fall out" with Prince so she will never return.. wink

Otherwise I dislike Renato Neto as well, his solos lets me fall asleep.... = zzz

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Reply #5 posted 08/03/15 8:27am

feeluupp

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thedance said:

Rad?

She had a "fall out" with Prince so she will never return.. wink

Otherwise I dislike Renato Neto as well, his solos lets me fall asleep.... = zzz

Renato plays like he's the musician at a retirement home lol

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Reply #6 posted 08/03/15 8:41am

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Guitarhero said:

Yes, yes , but replace Renato with Dr Fink.


Brilliant idea!
The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #7 posted 08/03/15 10:04am

tab32792

nah. the band was a powerhouse but lacked personality. there's a difference between technically great and being great with "soul". renato and his synths are a snoozfest. i say bring back sonny t and michael b and doctor fink if anything. sprinkle some wendy and lisa and eric leeds on it too

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Reply #8 posted 08/03/15 10:15am

iZsaZsa

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Michael B, Sonny T, Lisa C, and Prince. Jill J and I on vox.
What?
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Reply #9 posted 08/03/15 10:24am

NorthC

3rdEyeGirl may not be the greatest band he ever had, but it's his current band, like it or not. Face it, accept it, deal with it. Next!
[Edited 8/3/15 10:24am]
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Reply #10 posted 08/03/15 10:40am

dreaminaboutu

feeluupp said: thedance said: Rad?She had a "fall out" with Prince so she will never return.. ;-)Otherwise I dislike Renato Neto as well, his solos lets me fall asleep.... = zzz Renato plays like he's the musician at a retirement home lol Did anyone not even see him as tolerable during the Montreaux shows? He had a lot of work those nights and I thought he, Prince, Rhonda and John Blackwell sounded good together.
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Reply #11 posted 08/03/15 11:34am

iZsaZsa

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iZsaZsa said:

Michael B, Sonny T, Lisa C, and Prince. Jill J and I on vox.

And I love Cat, but I want the Twinz.
What?
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Reply #12 posted 08/03/15 12:21pm

EvilAngel

A few weeks ago I was listening to a soundboard recording of one of the Hit 'n Run shows he did earlier this year....that shit was really bad. First sb recording I skipped through just once. I doubt I'll give it a second spin anytime soon. Hannah ruined all the funky songs. That girl's gotta go. This band really needs a kick ass keyboard player and a funky sax player. We don't need 10 mediocre horns. They're just taking up space on stage. Oh Prince should stop being lazy and play more guitar. That's all. wink

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Reply #13 posted 08/03/15 12:36pm

babynoz

The Musicology band was tight.....that's all I care about. This or that "personality" doesn't mean anything to me.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #14 posted 08/03/15 12:51pm

terrig

babynoz said:

The Musicology band was tight.....that's all I care about. This or that "personality" doesn't mean anything to me.



I loved the musicology era band....so so tight AND they can handle EVERYTHING...I like the band to not invade on my enjoyment of Prince. I enjoy when they are given their time to shine but really appreciate it when I don't notice them as well ----

[Edited 8/3/15 12:52pm]

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Reply #15 posted 08/03/15 12:59pm

EvilAngel

terrig said:

babynoz said:

The Musicology band was tight.....that's all I care about. This or that "personality" doesn't mean anything to me.



I loved the musicology era band....so so tight AND they can handle EVERYTHING...I like the band to not invade on my enjoyment of Prince. I enjoy when they are given their time to shine but really appreciate it when I don't notice them as well ----

[Edited 8/3/15 12:52pm]

I agree, that's why I couldn't stand Shelby. disbelief

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Reply #16 posted 08/03/15 1:19pm

babynoz

terrig said:

babynoz said:

The Musicology band was tight.....that's all I care about. This or that "personality" doesn't mean anything to me.



I loved the musicology era band....so so tight AND they can handle EVERYTHING...I like the band to not invade on my enjoyment of Prince. I enjoy when they are given their time to shine but really appreciate it when I don't notice them as well ----

[Edited 8/3/15 12:52pm]



exactly, nod

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #17 posted 08/03/15 1:40pm

emesem

Please not Candy. That will mean we'll have to hear LIFE O THE PARTY again. neutral

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Reply #18 posted 08/03/15 3:09pm

dandan

Extremely tight, world class musicians who can play anything from his back catalogue. That's what the Musicology band was to me. 3rdEyeGirl bring nothing to the table but limitations in my opinion.
I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #19 posted 08/03/15 5:50pm

SoulAlive

dandan said:

Extremely tight, world class musicians who can play anything from his back catalogue. That's what the Musicology band was to me. 3rdEyeGirl bring nothing to the table but limitations in my opinion.



I agree.
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Reply #20 posted 08/03/15 8:37pm

itsjustaroundt
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well, something needs to change, that is for d*mn sure.. but please not the musicology band...

yes, they are talented.. etc... but there is something just lacking... .maybe its a 'raw' quality..?

its almost like they were too tight.. too rigid....

i think i would do anything to see

Drums: Sheila E

Vocals: Jill Jones

Vocals: Margie Cox

Guitar: Dez

Bass: Sonny T

Keyboards: Dr Fink

Keyboards 2: Morris Hayes

Horns; NONE! unless its atlanta bliss and eric leeds

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Reply #21 posted 08/04/15 12:50am

nursev

Yes he does....and I like Renato lol razz

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Reply #22 posted 08/04/15 7:14am

databank

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Dissing a musician as brilliant as Renato Neto is sooooo absurdly ridiculous rolleyes

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Reply #23 posted 08/04/15 8:04am

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databank said:

Dissing a musician as brilliant as Renato Neto is sooooo absurdly ridiculous rolleyes

+1

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EG

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Reply #24 posted 08/04/15 8:17am

Gohi

3rdEyeGirl is enjoyable to see live, but they lack something on the bootlegs I've listened to. I've seen them twice (once in 2013, once in 2015) and both shows were really cool in the moment but I couldn't finish them when listening to the bootlegs.

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Reply #25 posted 08/04/15 8:31am

Genesia

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Yeah, because Prince is such a fan of living in the past.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #26 posted 08/04/15 8:34am

NorthC

Gohi said:

3rdEyeGirl is enjoyable to see live, but they lack something on the bootlegs I've listened to. I've seen them twice (once in 2013, once in 2015) and both shows were really cool in the moment but I couldn't finish them when listening to the bootlegs.


So? You enjoyed yourself, that's what counts.
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Reply #27 posted 08/04/15 9:33am

bluegangsta

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He brought half of them back for the 2009 Montreux shows.

And that would be enough for me. If Prince could strip more of his compositions down to just a piano/ synth, bass, drums and him on guitar for most of the songs, that would be rad!

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Reply #28 posted 08/04/15 11:35am

dandan

I'm just sick of him having to shoehorn his catalogue into a rock outfit. His music doesn't shine in a 2 guitar, bass and drums band. A large part of what I like so much about P is his sound. His best rock songs are still distinctly Prince in style and instrumentation - Computer Blue, Let's Go Crazy etc. If I wanted to listen to a standard guitar band, Prince wouldn't be it.
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Reply #29 posted 08/04/15 11:42am

hifidelity67

Yes .. soon hopefully
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