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Reply #30 posted 07/21/21 11:20am

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funkaholic1972 said:

But I have loved a lot of his live drummers too. The only one that really bothered me was the blond girl from 3rd Eye Girl. Although she was really pleasant on the eye, she was not worthy enough to play with Prince IMO, she didn't have the groove and the skills needed for an artist of Prince's caliber. Whatever performance I watched of 3rd Eye Girl, she stood out as the weak link. At her best moments her drumming was 'alright', but most of the time it was just not tight and interesting enough. Not trying to be mean here, she comes across as a sweet and lovely person, just giving my honest opinion...



Do you think her drumming skills were worse than Kirky J's? Talk about someone who had no business taking the stage with musician of Prince's calibre.



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Reply #31 posted 07/21/21 1:07pm

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lurker316 said:

funkaholic1972 said:

But I have loved a lot of his live drummers too. The only one that really bothered me was the blond girl from 3rd Eye Girl. Although she was really pleasant on the eye, she was not worthy enough to play with Prince IMO, she didn't have the groove and the skills needed for an artist of Prince's caliber. Whatever performance I watched of 3rd Eye Girl, she stood out as the weak link. At her best moments her drumming was 'alright', but most of the time it was just not tight and interesting enough. Not trying to be mean here, she comes across as a sweet and lovely person, just giving my honest opinion...



Do you think her drumming skills were worse than Kirky J's? Talk about someone who had no business taking the stage with musician of Prince's calibre.



YES, and I'm usually looking for a chance to shit on Kirky J or Game Boyz. lol

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Reply #32 posted 07/21/21 10:02pm

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lurker316 said:



funkaholic1972 said:


But I have loved a lot of his live drummers too. The only one that really bothered me was the blond girl from 3rd Eye Girl. Although she was really pleasant on the eye, she was not worthy enough to play with Prince IMO, she didn't have the groove and the skills needed for an artist of Prince's caliber. Whatever performance I watched of 3rd Eye Girl, she stood out as the weak link. At her best moments her drumming was 'alright', but most of the time it was just not tight and interesting enough. Not trying to be mean here, she comes across as a sweet and lovely person, just giving my honest opinion...





Do you think her drumming skills were worse than Kirky J's? Talk about someone who had no business taking the stage with musician of Prince's calibre.




Kirk Johnson is very good in the pocket drumer.his problem was he came to fill in Blands shoes but Kirk could kill Hanah on drums
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Reply #33 posted 07/22/21 12:55pm

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thebanishedone said:

lurker316 said:



Do you think her drumming skills were worse than Kirky J's? Talk about someone who had no business taking the stage with musician of Prince's calibre.



Kirk Johnson is very good in the pocket drumer.his problem was he came to fill in Blands shoes but Kirk could kill Hanah on drums

kirk better than sheila not as good as Morris Day

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Reply #34 posted 07/23/21 3:49pm

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How about this?

Linn drums in the studio and/or on Prince solo efforts. Live ones in concert.

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Reply #35 posted 07/23/21 5:28pm

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Depends on the song.

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Reply #36 posted 07/27/21 3:18pm

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lurker316 said:

funkaholic1972 said:

But I have loved a lot of his live drummers too. The only one that really bothered me was the blond girl from 3rd Eye Girl. Although she was really pleasant on the eye, she was not worthy enough to play with Prince IMO, she didn't have the groove and the skills needed for an artist of Prince's caliber. Whatever performance I watched of 3rd Eye Girl, she stood out as the weak link. At her best moments her drumming was 'alright', but most of the time it was just not tight and interesting enough. Not trying to be mean here, she comes across as a sweet and lovely person, just giving my honest opinion...



Do you think her drumming skills were worse than Kirky J's? Talk about someone who had no business taking the stage with musician of Prince's calibre.



Kirk is also low on my "Prince's best drummers" list, but at least he knew how to keep time and a groove.

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #37 posted 07/27/21 6:09pm

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I always prefer live drums, although I acknowledge that Prince was a master of Linn beats and it was one of the things that made him special.

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Reply #38 posted 07/28/21 7:29pm

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jdcxc said:

Loved his LINN genius, but the live drumming from Parade thru Lovesexy Tours were amazing (Madhouse included)...added new depth to his already revolutionary music. And Prince used John Blackwell for nice sounds and creative rebirth.

I love Blackwell but a former band member told me that Prince was cutting Blackwell paycheck all the time because of timing issues.

He YELLED At Blackwell on the "Musicology" Tour here in Seattle in fronna 20,000 plus: "Come on, John. Stay on the Groove!!"

eek eek eek

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Reply #39 posted 07/29/21 8:20am

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Have you heard the syndrums that The Revolution have these days? Triggered but the Linn sound.

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Reply #40 posted 07/29/21 4:48pm

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funkman88 said:

its Prince he only hired her 2 sleep with her....most female musicians he worked with sucked but looked good so he used his talent 2 get them in bed and lied 2 them telling them they could sing/play

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It happened a lot with his protegees, but I doubt it happened with Hannah. She was married and her husband was very close to her and even worked with Prince. I believe he wanted a good looking female drummer, and she was skilled, but I dont like her drumming to be honest.

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Reply #41 posted 07/29/21 4:50pm

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lurker316 said:


I love Prince's drum patterns in the '80s. They were so innovative and different than anything else you were on the radio. Very original and grabbed your attention.

Then I loved when he moved to live drums in the '90s. Freshened up his sound. Michael B was amazing.

When Prince returned to drum programming for Emancipation I hated it. Unlike his patterns of the '80s that were 5 years ahead of everyone else, his Emancipation drumming was 5 years behind the times. Those patterns were generic and out-dated.

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- I agree completely

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Reply #42 posted 07/29/21 6:10pm

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GustavoRibas said:



funkman88 said:



its Prince he only hired her 2 sleep with her....most female musicians he worked with sucked but looked good so he used his talent 2 get them in bed and lied 2 them telling them they could sing/play



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It happened a lot with his protegees, but I doubt it happened with Hannah. She was married and her husband was very close to her and even worked with Prince. I believe he wanted a good looking female drummer, and she was skilled, but I dont like her drumming to be honest.


I don't think he would've put someone in his and to bang them...except Andy allo...and probably already did before she was in the band
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Reply #43 posted 07/30/21 9:49am

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Cinny said:

Have you heard the syndrums that The Revolution have these days? Triggered but the Linn sound.

lurking

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