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Thread started 09/06/19 9:12pm

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Prince Throwing His Guitar

How many times do u think the guitar guy caught it vs how many times it hit him in the head? Has he ever missed? dead hmmm
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Reply #1 posted 09/07/19 4:20am

feeluupp

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wildgoldenhoney said:

How many times do u think the guitar guy caught it vs how many times it hit him in the head? Has he ever missed? dead hmmm

Wasn't the first time he did this was on Solid Gold 1982?

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Reply #2 posted 09/07/19 12:40pm

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feeluupp said:



wildgoldenhoney said:


How many times do u think the guitar guy caught it vs how many times it hit him in the head? Has he ever missed? dead hmmm


Wasn't the first time he did this was on Solid Gold 1982?



Was there anybody to catch it?
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Reply #3 posted 09/07/19 4:17pm

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I think it's in the performance of Motherless Child at PP where he takes off the One Eyed Bass when he's done with it and slides across the stage, and not gently. I remember wondering if it was beat up at all because of that.

And that's just one example! I'm sure he didn't really care about such things.

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Reply #4 posted 09/07/19 4:23pm

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I think it's in the performance of Motherless Child at PP where he takes off the One Eyed Bass when he's done with it and slides across the stage, and not gently. I remember wondering if it was beat up at all because of that.

And that's just one example! I'm sure he didn't really care about such things.

Seriously? You've never looked closely at the Telecaster/Hohner Madcat copy that he played for years and noticed how beat up it was?

Get the "Guitars" book from the estate; there's hi-res photos of the front and back of it. i've seen it on display, too -- and it looks even worse "live". He tossed it, it was repaired, wash, rinse, repeated for years and years.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #5 posted 09/07/19 6:01pm

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Se7en said:

I think it's in the performance of Motherless Child at PP where he takes off the One Eyed Bass when he's done with it and slides across the stage, and not gently. I remember wondering if it was beat up at all because of that.

And that's just one example! I'm sure he didn't really care about such things.


That bass was totally destroyed. It had vertical stress cracksup the frets. I held it before the Northrop Show and it was absolutely thrashed. He played it that night. Last time I remember him playing it. The next year it was mounted on a wall
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Reply #6 posted 09/08/19 1:37pm

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laytonian said:



Se7en said:


I think it's in the performance of Motherless Child at PP where he takes off the One Eyed Bass when he's done with it and slides across the stage, and not gently. I remember wondering if it was beat up at all because of that.

And that's just one example! I'm sure he didn't really care about such things.




Seriously? You've never looked closely at the Telecaster/Hohner Madcat copy that he played for years and noticed how beat up it was?

Get the "Guitars" book from the estate; there's hi-res photos of the front and back of it. i've seen it on display, too -- and it looks even worse "live". He tossed it, it was repaired, wash, rinse, repeated for years and years.




I just saw the Hohner (behind glass) at Paisley Park in July. It was very beat up! You never really see that stuff on camera. I have the guitar book but haven’t opened it yet.
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Reply #7 posted 09/09/19 3:14am

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laytonian said:

Se7en said:

I think it's in the performance of Motherless Child at PP where he takes off the One Eyed Bass when he's done with it and slides across the stage, and not gently. I remember wondering if it was beat up at all because of that.

And that's just one example! I'm sure he didn't really care about such things.

Seriously? You've never looked closely at the Telecaster/Hohner Madcat copy that he played for years and noticed how beat up it was?

Get the "Guitars" book from the estate; there's hi-res photos of the front and back of it. i've seen it on display, too -- and it looks even worse "live". He tossed it, it was repaired, wash, rinse, repeated for years and years.

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Actually it's quite unbelievable, the book has very few 'written' information, but it has countless mistakes and wrong info.

Who the hell was paid for that ?

Shame on her or him or them !!!

Hardly understandable !

If you like, here's a guy explaining all the mistakes as well as more/extra information not in the book.

It's a very good 30+ minutes page by page explanatory of Prince's guitars used for various gigs and videos:

https://www.youtube.com/w...NP180ki23o

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #8 posted 09/11/19 4:28am

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Just watched Milan 2010 Purple Rain performance, he instead laid the guitar down on the stage. I guess he doesn't always throw it.

But it's interesting that , it was mentioned that his guitars were beat up. I wouldn't've thought that was how he cared for them. I thought they would be taken care of so they don't break but that's a new aspect of him I never knew. cool
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Reply #9 posted 09/11/19 5:23pm

C0RAZ0N

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Reply #10 posted 09/11/19 5:51pm

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wildgoldenhoney said:

Just watched Milan 2010 Purple Rain performance, he instead laid the guitar down on the stage.

And that top 5 if not lower of one of the best performances of the song he has given.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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Reply #11 posted 09/11/19 5:54pm

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I prefer the Empty Room Montreux 2009, 1st show if we talkin performance.heart
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