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Reply #60 posted 06/14/19 6:25am

milesb

I expected to be blown away by this. I wasn't. Prince will always be the best guitarist for me. So much soul and emotion. And he never missed. And he played so many styles

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Reply #61 posted 06/14/19 9:18am

violetcrush

milesb said:

I expected to be blown away by this. I wasn't. Prince will always be the best guitarist for me. So much soul and emotion. And he never missed. And he played so many styles


Why???? Eric isn’t Prince, so of course it will be a different performance of the song - done in his own style to honor Prince. He wasn’t trying to replicate a Prince-style performance. Same with Bruce and other big artists who have done the song since his passing.
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Reply #62 posted 06/14/19 7:52pm

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violetcrush said:

milesb said:

I expected to be blown away by this. I wasn't. Prince will always be the best guitarist for me. So much soul and emotion. And he never missed. And he played so many styles

Why???? Eric isn’t Prince, so of course it will be a different performance of the song - done in his own style to honor Prince. He wasn’t trying to replicate a Prince-style performance.

Prince fans will never understand. They need bombast. One of the most oxymoronic fan group. I can see some of them saying Johnny Cash's version of Personal Jesus doesn't even have the synths!"

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Reply #63 posted 06/15/19 7:36am

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rdhull said:



violetcrush said:


milesb said:

I expected to be blown away by this. I wasn't. Prince will always be the best guitarist for me. So much soul and emotion. And he never missed. And he played so many styles



Why???? Eric isn’t Prince, so of course it will be a different performance of the song - done in his own style to honor Prince. He wasn’t trying to replicate a Prince-style performance.

Prince fans will never understand. They need bombast. One of the most oxymoronic fan group. I can see some of them saying Johnny Cash's version of Personal Jesus doesn't even have the synths!"


lol True. A big part of Prince’s genius was riding that line between artistry and “hit making”. He also knew how to put on a show that would entertain everyone.
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Reply #64 posted 06/17/19 12:35pm

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I appreciate the sentiment, and I like Eric's playing, but I found that pretty unremarkable. Nice encore for the crowd, I don't doubt.

'Holy Mother' is the first song of his I really liked, though, particularly the version from Hyde Park below. Never knew about the Prince connection.
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Reply #65 posted 06/22/19 1:18pm

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ISaidLifeIsJustAGame said:

That was beautiful.

His racist rant was 40 years ago when he was heavy into drugs, and alcohol, and he has profusely apologized since then.

I'm not apologizing for Clapton, but he really doesn't seem to be a bad guy. If nothing else, he introduced more people to the blues than anyone else, inspiring people to pick up the guitar, and helped many African-American musicians over the decades.

People say stupid things all the time. It's what they DO that counts.

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