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Prince dead at 57

joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,531
edited April 2017 in The cake stop
Sign O' the Times... RIP

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  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    Really sad news

    Saw him on his 'Dirty Mind' tour in the early eighties, still in my top ten gigs ever!!
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,112
    He was a true genius. One of the finest musicians this planet has ever witnessed and arguably up there alongside Hendrix as one of the greatest guitar players. He was just the business and I'm so, so sad this evening.

    crispybug you might have seen this concert video before but if not - enjoy. It's Prince on what I think must have been the Controversy tour - pre 1999 album. For the those that doubt he was as good as Hendrix it's also worth watching. Another legend has gone. RIP.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAYQUbh8HHA
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    edited April 2016
    Can this year get any worse for music,two icons/geniuses gone so close together,never got to see Bowie, but I get to see Prince in 95' one of the best gigs i've seen
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
    R.I.P.

    God must be assembling some kind of super band, class of 16.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,112
    "U turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' U somebody died"
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    *You
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
    "U turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' U somebody died"

    Sign 'O' The Times
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    So sad. I saw him three or four times in concert.

    Three hours of his music on the radio tonight - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0769lky
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,124
    I have decided to spend the evening masturbating with a magazine in tribute.
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,039
    gethinceri wrote:
    I have decided to spend the evening masturbating with a magazine in tribute.

    A self defining moment then, but perhaps more indicative of repeated behaviour by you?
    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • luv2rideluv2ride Posts: 2,362
    Have to say the coverage on BBC 6 Music was pretty compelling today, constant Prince output until Mark Radcliffe in the afternoon. Some re-discovered gems for me, and even tracks I may have discounted from memory as a bit "meh" compared to some faves, sounded brilliant. I reckon a "meh" Prince song still stands up strong compared with some artists output. The striking thing was the lack of repitition (maybe unsurprising given the huge catalogue to choose from), the range of styles covered completely convincingly, but also the consistently supreme musicianship. The other thing was the quality of the later, more recent, output. Quite simply, a genius and gone way too soon.
    Scott Solace 10 disc - Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 disc - Scott CR1 SL - Pinnacle Arkose X 650b - Pinnacle Arkose 1x11 "monster cross" - Specialized Singlecross...& an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray 4 string...
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    edited May 2016
    One of the things that struck me amongst all the tributes paid to Prince today was someone saying that Prince was such a prolific writer that if his unreleased tracks were released one album per year it would take a hundred years to put it all out!



    p.s. Luv2ride, have to disagree with you. If I ever get lucky enough to own a Musicman Stingray 4 I would pick a pre Ernie Ball and if it had been previously owned by Bernard Edwards then so much the better!
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,112
    Prince was the last great all round artist, musician, producer this generation will witness.
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,124
    slowmart wrote:
    gethinceri wrote:
    I have decided to spend the evening masturbating with a magazine in tribute.

    A self defining moment then, but perhaps more indicative of repeated behaviour by you?

    Oh, indeed so. By the repetitive nature of the activity I have completely diminished any feeling of guilt whatsoever.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Nice Darling Nicki reference Gethin
  • lucan2lucan2 Posts: 293
    Prince was the last great all round artist, musician, producer this generation will witness.

    I disagree.

    And he wasn't even a real prince!
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    lucan2 wrote:
    Prince was the last great all round artist, musician, producer this generation will witness.

    I disagree.

    And he wasn't even a real prince!

    Yes he was, it says it on his birth certificate!
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    wasn't that changed to a strange symbol?

    Sad loss.
  • courtmedcourtmed Posts: 164
    one year on, playing this mixtape in rememberance of the great man

    https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/ally ... 1_45-07_00

    8)
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