...stupid Prince not bringing as many celebrities to the Friday night show. grumble. grumble.
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Haven't seen him in over twenty years myself, but it's nice to hear that he's still out there kicking ass, and Larry Graham would have been one helluva bonus.
Sadly, though, neither time I saw him did he do "When You Were Mine," and that bit of my life remains incomplete (though I did see him come onstage at a Bangles show once to join them for "Manic Monday," so there's that).
|[Sinbad] spent 10 minutes wandering around the stage because he couldn't figure out how to get down.|
Prince and Maceo Parker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2m1ZrS3Ptg
Prince opening his set with "Let's Go Crazy": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB4-gnV0k6M
A snippet of the last song of the set "Purple Rain": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCzpUPievPs
Prince covering the Mother Fucking Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU_irYgtR-Q
Prince rocking a sparkly gold outfit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypDKl0Hh0r8
ETA: A review of my Prince collection reveals the following:
I have "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" - I think this was the album that finally put me off buying new Prince. Title track and "Prettyman" are the only songs I remember liking.
I have "Musicology" - If memory serves, it was given out during that tour. Great concert, the album left me cold - I like the title track and that's about it.
I have the single "Black Sweat" - Couldn't be arsed to get the album, but I dig the throwback to old school minimalist Prince. Sounds like a bonus track from "Dirty Mind".
Other than that, I am completely unfamiliar with any Prince released after "Crystal Ball".
Lotus Flow3r - Great stuff, very atmospheric and moody with occasional bursts of Princely catchiness. It's a triple disc set with 2 other albums, but Lotus Flow3r is the main attraction. And luckily, as it's a Target exclusive that stalled on the charts, you can find it there for $5 or less.
20ten - This one could be tough to find, as it still hasn't been released stateside, but I found it to be a cool if very slight throwback to early '80s Prince (his self titled album in particular).
He really put on an amazing concert..one that was waay over 2 hours long. Lots of awesome moments. Tons of energy as the first set of the show was Prince doing his best James Brown/Little Richard. The second set was Prince and his guitar.. the third set was an encore lovefest that had lots of fans on stage. He truly loved Greensboro, NC.
I saw His Purpleness at the Forum (4/23). Holy. Fucking. Shit. 3 hours. 4 or 5 Encores.
I'm admittedly not a PRINCE fan in the sense of owning a shit-ton of albums or knowing the lyrics to every song. I will say this; if you've ever wanted to see an amazing show and live near Los Angeles get your ass to the Forum for the next run of his shows (5/2 at Noon). $25 tickets y'all. Also, Saturday nights are the real deal.
The last encore he came out with the house lights on, half of the people had left and he still destroyed.
Edited by Tomas Mejor - 5/1/11 at 4:43pm
Saw him on june 24th at the Montreal Jazz Festival in a 2300 seats venue. It was amazing. He played from 23h30 to 3h30 and I wasn't bored for one minute.
I've now bought a few albums but they don't capture his energy and funk that I got live. Am I crazy or Prince does not have live albums?
Been on a Prince kick of late and figured I'd bump the thread and drop my top 10
My Favorite Prince Songs:
1. "Let's Go Crazy" - super catchy, great guitar work and an intro to die for
2. "When Doves Cry" - a perfect blend of, well, everything
3. "Kiss" - I love the way Prince sings this one; super unique
4. "D.M.S.R." - my favorite song to dance to
5. "1999" - an anthem for the ages
6. "Sign "☮" the Times" - great lyrics, dark sound
7. "Purple Rain" - THE ballad
8. "Controversy" - so damn catchy
9. "Raspberry Beret" - great string work; the perfect pop song
10. "Little Red Corvette" - is it sacrilege to have this track so far down?
11. "When You Were Mine" - great singing, cool production
12. "If I Was Your Girlfriend" - I think I like this one more than most
13. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" - an early classic with a disco sound
14. "I Would Die 4 U" - Purple Rain continues its dominance
15. "Let's Pretend We're Married" - I wanted to put this one higher
16. "Baby I'm a Star" - I can't stop dancing; seriously, how great is Purple Rain?
17. "Alphabet St." - I'm not the biggest Lovesexy fan, but this one's a keeper
18. "Erotic City" - the greatest B-side ever?
19. "Pop Life" - an underrated song
20. "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" - more greatness from Sign
21. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" - 90s Prince makes an appearance with his most underrated album
22. "Delirious" - infectious
23. "Dirty Mind" - sort of sounds New Wave-ish; interesting track
24. "I Feel for You" - more awesome disco
25. "Darling Nikki" - Prince at full sex
26. "Gold" - a track that's never gotten its due
27. "Diamonds and Pearls" - great singing
28. "Fury" - Prince's best latter-day track
29. "Letitgo" - this track screams "90s," but I dig it
30. "Somebody's Somebody" - a laid-back track that does it for me
I could go on, honestly. This list changes often.
My favorite Prince albums:
Diamonds and Pearls
Sign O' The Times
Around the World in a Day
I never got around to listening to the whole album, but I thought Graffiti Bridge had some solid songs on it.
Al Jean tweeted out some script pages from the never-made Prince episode:
The real question, of course, is who will get ownership of the estate. With no children and no spouses, I'd assume everything would go to his nearest living relative (a sister, I believe, though he has half-siblings as well).
I don't have any doubt we're going to be hearing the vaulted stuff - whoever gains ownership, there's too much money to be made to let it stay private.
Selfishly, and probably dickishly, I just hope we get our promised remasters of the Purple Rain and 1999 albums sooner rather than later.