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RIP Prince

Post by gkbill » 21 Apr 2016, 1:46pm

Hello,

RIP Prince. He had a lot of great music, tried a lot of styles, and was always entertaining - arguably the best Super Bowl halftime performance.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Heston » 21 Apr 2016, 1:50pm

Holy shit, just heard.

Was never a huge fan, but yeah, utmost respect for the dude. He had some absolutely excellent songs, and a very talented musician. RIP
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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Inder » 21 Apr 2016, 2:22pm

Total bummer.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Apr 2016, 8:50pm

I like Prince he made some fine music. RIP.
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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 21 Apr 2016, 9:06pm

For me, this is as awful as Joe Strummer, Lou Reed and David Bowie dying. Except that Prince had more music and performances left in him than all three of those cats combined, which is really, really saying something.

My generation's own Duke Ellington. Good night, sweet Prince.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Wolter » 21 Apr 2016, 11:05pm

muppet hi fi wrote:For me, this is as awful as Joe Strummer, Lou Reed and David Bowie dying. Except that Prince had more music and performances left in him than all three of those cats combined, which is really, really saying something.

My generation's own Duke Ellington. Good night, sweet Prince.
I saw a section from Miles Davis's autobiography where he said basically the same thing about Prince being basically a modern Duke Ellington. He says they were talking about making an album together that never happened.

He also said in a different interview that Prince's onstage persona was a mixture of James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, (I think) Little Richard, and Charlie Chaplin, which is surprisingly accurate.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

"But the gorilla thinks otherwise!"

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 21 Apr 2016, 11:23pm

Wolter wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:For me, this is as awful as Joe Strummer, Lou Reed and David Bowie dying. Except that Prince had more music and performances left in him than all three of those cats combined, which is really, really saying something.

My generation's own Duke Ellington. Good night, sweet Prince.
I saw a section from Miles Davis's autobiography where he said basically the same thing about Prince being basically a modern Duke Ellington. He says they were talking about making an album together that never happened.

He also said in a different interview that Prince's onstage persona was a mixture of James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, (I think) Little Richard, and Charlie Chaplin, which is surprisingly accurate.
There's been rumors for years that Miles did actually work with Prince, '88-ish, around the time of the 'Black Album'/'Lovesexy' sessions. From what I've heard, either Prince or Miles himself didn't like Miles' performances.

Prince's vaults are famously huge; almost literally, all the dude did was record music. Maybe we'll hear that stuff one day (if it actually went down).

EDIT: yeah, and the Charlie Chaplin reference is brilliant. For all PRN's badass image, there was still this whimsical, vulnerable, very funny, and often very sweet side to him.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 21 Apr 2016, 11:56pm

At Prince's last gig, on the 14th at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, he did Bowie's "Heroes" as part of his encore. Jesus Christ...
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/prince/20 ... 1f81b.html

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Wolter » 22 Apr 2016, 12:13am

muppet hi fi wrote:At Prince's last gig, on the 14th at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, he did Bowie's "Heroes" as part of his encore. Jesus Christ...
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/prince/20 ... 1f81b.html
Holy fuck.

And he might be the only person that could pull off a cover of "Heroes."
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Re: RIP Prince

Post by Wolter » 22 Apr 2016, 12:29am

Wolter wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:At Prince's last gig, on the 14th at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, he did Bowie's "Heroes" as part of his encore. Jesus Christ...
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/prince/20 ... 1f81b.html
Holy fuck.

And he might be the only person that could pull off a cover of "Heroes."
Piano arrangement!

"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 22 Apr 2016, 12:40am

Wolter wrote:
Wolter wrote:
muppet hi fi wrote:At Prince's last gig, on the 14th at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, he did Bowie's "Heroes" as part of his encore. Jesus Christ...
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/prince/20 ... 1f81b.html
Holy fuck.

And he might be the only person that could pull off a cover of "Heroes."
Piano arrangement!

Ah, thanks, man. I was just searching for this! Can you imagine how a full band version would've sounded?

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 22 Apr 2016, 3:41am

Downtown Minneapolis tonight, outside First Avenue, on 7th and 1st.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 22 Apr 2016, 4:38am

First Ave. hosting an all night Prince dance party/tribute until 7:00 AM (0700) Friday morning, under special authorization from the mayor's office.
http://www.citypages.com/music/free-all ... ue-8222804

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 22 Apr 2016, 5:29am

dead link, never mind.

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Re: RIP Prince

Post by muppet hi fi » 22 Apr 2016, 6:07am

These are what Prince bought on Record Store Day, at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.



1) Stevie Wonder, "Talking Book"

2) Chambers Brothers, "The Time Has Come"

3) Joni Mitchell, "Hejira"

4) Swan Silvertones, "Inspirational Gospel Classics"

5) Missing Persons, "The Best Of Missing Persons"

6) Santana, "Santana IV"

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