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Thread started 03/10/17 12:57am

PurpleHigh

Bruno Mars' guitar at the Grammys

Anyone know anything about the guitar Bruno used at the Grammys? Was it one of Prince's own, or a replica? I've been curious about this since the broadcast.

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Reply #1 posted 03/10/17 1:14am

KaresB

PurpleHigh said:

Anyone know anything about the guitar Bruno used at the Grammys? Was it one of Prince's own, or a replica? I've been curious about this since the broadcast.

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It's a replica.

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Reply #2 posted 03/10/17 1:26am

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KaresB said:



PurpleHigh said:


Anyone know anything about the guitar Bruno used at the Grammys? Was it one of Prince's own, or a replica? I've been curious about this since the broadcast.





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It's a replica.



Yes, it's one of the replicas they'll be selling at Paisley soon:
http://prince.org/msg/9/435658
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Reply #3 posted 03/10/17 2:11am

novabrkr

That guitar looks... tiny.

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Reply #4 posted 03/10/17 2:15am

KaresB

novabrkr said:

That guitar looks... tiny.

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And Bruno looks fatty and ridiculous in those clothes.

I really wish all these people would leave Prince alone and not try to look/act/play like him. It won't work.

[Edited 3/10/17 2:16am]

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Reply #5 posted 03/10/17 2:34am

KaresB

People should try to understand that trying to copy the looks of an artist is NOT paying tribute. It's degrading him to the level of a cartoon character.

Paying tribute to a real artist should also be far more than trying to copy the sound and playing the songs.

Real tribute to a real artist is digging deep and creating something they would've created.

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Reply #6 posted 03/10/17 4:16am

PRNelson

KaresB said:

People should try to understand that trying to copy the looks of an artist is NOT paying tribute. It's degrading him to the level of a cartoon character.

Paying tribute to a real artist should also be far more than trying to copy the sound and playing the songs.

Real tribute to a real artist is digging deep and creating something they would've created.



True. These tributes have been prince-karaoke. Dressing up like the man? Came off as bad taste to me.
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Reply #7 posted 03/10/17 4:27am

novabrkr

KaresB said:

novabrkr said:

That guitar looks... tiny.

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And Bruno looks fatty and ridiculous in those clothes.

I really wish all these people would leave Prince alone and not try to look/act/play like him. It won't work.

[Edited 3/10/17 2:16am]


Yeah, he looked like a kid in a Halloween costume.

I think that impersonating Prince's looks for the tribute was in bad taste, but if there was anything good about it, it should have signalled the people in the audience how much other artists love Prince. They're willing to make themselve look like fools in order to express how much they're into Prince's stuff.

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Reply #8 posted 03/10/17 4:32am

TrevorAyer

Looks like bruno borrowed p diddys holloween costume from a few years ago ... there are no real musicians in the industry right now .. thats why these tributes blow chunks so hard ... without a song written by 15 producers, auto tune, and more blips and bleeps than a moon mission, these "entertainer" come off like the pilled up kareoke hacks they really are
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Reply #9 posted 03/10/17 5:51am

CAL3

KaresB said:

People should try to understand that trying to copy the looks of an artist is NOT paying tribute. It's degrading him to the level of a cartoon character.

Paying tribute to a real artist should also be far more than trying to copy the sound and playing the songs.

Real tribute to a real artist is digging deep and creating something they would've created.

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Friggin' A right!

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I was dumbstruck by that part of the "tribute."

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I do think the dude has talent though (haven't heard is most recent record, but I bought his first two), it just wasn't on display that night. If that was the first I'd seen/heard of Bruno Mars, I would probably never give him a second look.

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And honestly, I think calling him "fatty" is a cheap shot!

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Reply #10 posted 03/10/17 6:26am

KaresB

CAL3 said:

KaresB said:

People should try to understand that trying to copy the looks of an artist is NOT paying tribute. It's degrading him to the level of a cartoon character.

Paying tribute to a real artist should also be far more than trying to copy the sound and playing the songs.

Real tribute to a real artist is digging deep and creating something they would've created.

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Friggin' A right!

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I was dumbstruck by that part of the "tribute."

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I do think the dude has talent though (haven't heard is most recent record, but I bought his first two), it just wasn't on display that night. If that was the first I'd seen/heard of Bruno Mars, I would probably never give him a second look.

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And honestly, I think calling him "fatty" is a cheap shot!

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I didn't say he has no talent. I said he (and everyone else) should quit trying to impersonate Prince because it won't work. I genuinely fear seeing a Prince biopic. It would take a helluva actor (and certainly not a lookalike) to pull it off. Not impossible, but it will be tough.


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Reply #11 posted 03/10/17 7:46am

laytonian

TrevorAyer said:

Looks like bruno borrowed p diddys holloween costume from a few years ago ... there are no real musicians in the industry right now .. thats why these tributes blow chunks so hard ... without a song written by 15 producers, auto tune, and more blips and bleeps than a moon mission, these "entertainer" come off like the pilled up kareoke hacks they really are

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YES! But this is why good marketing of Prince's catalogue will expose his greatness to others.
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We have the most popular female singer giving "live" concerts that are identical to each other, inflection by inflection.
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We have Bieber. Sheeran (at least strums that guitar) and there's no life to the instrumental play from any artist.
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As much as it would be frowned upon, putting some of P's lesser known music in commercials and films will gain the biggest exposure.
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Reply #12 posted 03/10/17 7:50am

laytonian

KaresB said:



I didn't say he has no talent. I said he (and everyone else) should quit trying to impersonate Prince because it won't work. I genuinely fear seeing a Prince biopic. It would take a helluva actor (and certainly not a lookalike) to pull it off. Not impossible, but it will be tough.

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A P biopic should be from his perspective only and not show the main character.
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Reply #13 posted 03/10/17 7:50am

CAL3

KaresB said:

CAL3 said:

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Friggin' A right!

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I was dumbstruck by that part of the "tribute."

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I do think the dude has talent though (haven't heard is most recent record, but I bought his first two), it just wasn't on display that night. If that was the first I'd seen/heard of Bruno Mars, I would probably never give him a second look.

.

And honestly, I think calling him "fatty" is a cheap shot!

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I didn't say he has no talent. I said he (and everyone else) should quit trying to impersonate Prince because it won't work. I genuinely fear seeing a Prince biopic. It would take a helluva actor (and certainly not a lookalike) to pull it off. Not impossible, but it will be tough.


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Oh I know, I didn't mean to suggest you meant that! I was just agreeing with you on 'what a tribute should be' and expanded on my feelings. smile

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Reply #14 posted 03/10/17 9:38am

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This is already being discussed on the Grammy's sticky: http://prince.org/msg/7/437589

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Reply #15 posted 03/10/17 9:50am

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lol lol lol lol

You poor old devils can go cry a river

Bruno Mars is the new Mozart and y'all gotta face it

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Reply #16 posted 03/10/17 10:45am

luvsexy4all

KaresB said:

novabrkr said:

That guitar looks... tiny.

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And Bruno looks fatty and ridiculous in those clothes.

I really wish all these people would leave Prince alone and not try to look/act/play like him. It won't work.

[Edited 3/10/17 2:16am]

u r being too nice about this horrific occasion....

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Reply #17 posted 03/10/17 5:07pm

PeteSilas

you guys really thing it was that bad?

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #18 posted 03/10/17 5:12pm

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laytonian said:

KaresB said:

A P biopic should be from his perspective only and not show the main character.

Holy crap that would be so cool.

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Reply #19 posted 03/10/17 7:18pm

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