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I thought maybe there are a couple of Prince fans here that might find this interesting... I personally have to give her major props for tackling this job in this Arizona Heat... Yeesh!

Artist Maggie Keane Talks about Her Massive Prince Mural in Phoenix | Phoenix New Times
https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/artist-maggie-keane-talks-about-her-massive-prince-mural-in-phoenix-11323965

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Very cool, and very funky!  I like Prince, but I usually only listen to his hits...which is kinda like only reading a 'Yearbook' supplement out of a stack of Encyclopedias!  His output was/is staggering. 

I remember reading this article on Reverb a couple of weeks ago, he really seemed to like discovering new ways to use sound and equipment!

https://reverb.com/news/prince-and-the-linn-lm-1

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Like @crunchee, I like Prince, but haven’t explored much more than his hits. And BTW, that Superbowl show he gave in 2007 was tremendous. 

 

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^^ Video can't be viewed in the USA....thanks NFL.

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22 minutes ago, cynic said:

^^ Video can't be viewed in the USA....thanks NFL.

Oh! What a shame! But quite often it’s the other way around. Sometimes it feels good being Canadian! 🤪🤣

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You know, I'm not a Prince fan. Wasn't into purple rain when I was in high school, never emulated him, etc.

Oddly, my current #1 guitar is this:

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I swear I did NOT do this to emulate Prince!  But, he died and now everyone thinks I was making a Prince guitar. The pickguard has a much more pedestrian backstory, largely that the color of the guitar came out wrong so I've just leaned into it. No standard color guard looked right so what the hell, get the wildest thing I could find to match. It wears this or one piece black, depending on my mood, and nothing in between.

Whatever. I'm find with it. Never bought a Prince album, but Prince the person was awesome. He had a great sense of humor (Breakfast can Wait where he used Dave Chappell's picture on the cover) and he was a fantastic guitar player and consummate performer. There are worse people for a guitarist to be compared to.

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and I'll leave this here:

 

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37 minutes ago, Moose said:

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WOW!

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I remember channel flipping and running across this performance when it first aired and being blown away with his total command of singing, dancing, guitar and the audience and one of THE sickest basslines I've ever heard by Rhonda Smith.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Bass Guy Dave said:

... Rhonda Smith.

'Nother Canuck.

We're everywhere!

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7 hours ago, Moose said:

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Yeah, the dude could shred when he wanted to!

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11 hours ago, Moose said:

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I'm a fan.  Skipped an easy chance to see him live around 2001 or so.  Regret it.

 

My wife and kids love that clip.  :) 

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9 hours ago, DaveH said:

Yeah, the dude could shred when he wanted to!

Absolutely. I have ever loved his playing. Very said he’s gone.

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Who's the blonde wearing paul Stanley's shoes?

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1 hour ago, Studio Custom said:

Here is a famous Hamer endorser who was there this week.  

When did "Phoebe" from Friends start dating the Gene Simmons character in that Mini-Kiss gimmick band?

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12 minutes ago, BubbaVO said:

Who's the blonde wearing paul Stanley's shoes?

Wow. She must be tiny.

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I love the way he plays guitar. As far as Super Bowl performances, to me nothing tops Prince 

playing Purple Rain....in the rain. I have read he loved Neal Schons playing, and for that song 

even checked with Neal & Cain as he was worried the chords were to similar to Faithfully.

He could play melodic, funky, bluesy, shred....

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 10:38 PM, Moose said:

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This and the Super Bowl won me over.  I think he spent a lot of time in the "woodshed" over the years.  I remember when Jesse Johnson was his hired gunslinger.  Prince progressed.

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On 7/9/2019 at 5:43 AM, DaveH said:

Yeah, the dude could shred when he wanted to!

I seem to recall that around the Passion and Warfare era, both Vai and Satriani said (probably in GP interviews) they both wished that Prince would "cut loose" on guitar more than he does.  On P&W I think Vai said "The Animal" was his version of what he hoped to hear Prince do:

Satch released "Strange" as a nod to him in the same time period:  

 

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BTW, I got two albums from a band named The Time. They also are on Spotify. As far as I understood, Prince played guitar on those, under a pseudonym. They are very funky —way funkier than the average Prince album. Here’s the Spotify link to the band:

 

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38 minutes ago, zorrow said:

BTW, I got two albums from a band named The Time. They also are on Spotify. As far as I understood, Prince played guitar on those, under a pseudonym. They are very funky —way funkier than the average Prince album. Here’s the Spotify link to the band

Yes, they were featured prominently in a movie called "Purple Rain."

 

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It's the greatest band in the world - Morris Day and The Muthafuckin Time!!!

- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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