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Thread started 09/24/21 12:38pm

Phishanga

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Is that Prince...? No, Richie Kotzen!

Ok, the title is a bit click-baity. Anyway, after a quick search, Richie Kotzen doesn't seem to be discussed here a lot. To be fair, I just recently discovered him and so far have only listened to one concert from 2015 and the "50 for 50" album and a few songs here and there.

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But man, I can't stop listening to 50 for 50 at the moment. The album is amazing, 50 songs, amazing guitar, DEEP bass grooves, GREAT songs, hard rock, funk, soul, ballads and everything all at once, awesome singer. Plays all the instruments. Reminds me of someone. His vocal arrangements are VERY reminiscent of Prince sometimes. Seems like a cool dude, too.

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So, who knows him, what do you think?

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Dirty Tricks (super funky): https://www.youtube.com/w...MTxgdU9UDU

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So fast (great, old-school soul track): https://www.youtube.com/w...fkfVmwHRi0

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Miss my girl (some heavy riffs here): https://youtu.be/proxXhqO60M

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I am the Clown (cool ballad): https://youtu.be/mc_Srq2T5k8

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And absolutely check out this great concert... Great three-piece band! https://youtu.be/LkKBcEV75WE

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Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #1 posted 09/25/21 10:25am

Phishanga

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This thread is a massive success.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #2 posted 09/26/21 6:39pm

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I first heard Richie Kotzen with the Stanley Clarke Group , "Vertu" (I never heard him with Poison)

It was comprised of Stanley on Bass, Richie Kotzen on Guitar and vocals, Lenny White on Drums, Karen Briggs on Violin, and Rachel Z on Keyboards. I thought that Richie's tune, "Start it Again" was the Highlight:

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Stanley Clarke and Vertu, featuring Richie Kotzen_"Start It Again"

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" I've got six things on my mind --you're no longer one of them." - Paddy McAloon, Prefab Sprout
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Reply #3 posted 09/26/21 9:44pm

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Reply #4 posted 09/27/21 2:39pm

SPYZFAN1

I enjoyed the "Vertu" CD. Shades of RTF..I'll have to dig that CD out and revisit it. Richie's a fantastic guitarist...some of his stuff with The Winery Dogs is OK...He's a big Prince fan too.

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Reply #5 posted 09/27/21 3:32pm

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I've know him since his first album on the Shrapnel label. I can't stand his voice and playing all the instruments is only impressive because you've been told it is. Nearly every serious musician can do the same after playing for a decade or two. I'm not saying he isn't good, but it's not THAT impressive for a professional musician who has been around this long. Hell, I've never tried to make a single dollar off music and I can do this all day. It's cool you like him, though. Really. If you dig his music then that's what matters. I just don't. One thing is for sure, though - he is one hell of an athlete on the guitar. Tortured white guy blues rock voice is not my thing at all, but that doesn't matter if you dig it.

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