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post #101 of 146
Wait, what?!? You got Sinbad? Was he with Rob Thomas?

...stupid Prince not bringing as many celebrities to the Friday night show. grumble. grumble.
post #102 of 146
Sinbad was terrible. He spent 30 minutes telling "women are stupid/greedy; men are stupid/lazy" jokes. The best part was when his set was over and he spent 10 minutes wandering around the stage because he couldn't figure out how to get down.
post #103 of 146
Sinbad's still considered a celebrity? If that's the case, here I come Hollywood!
post #104 of 146
Originally Posted by Diva View Post
Sinbad was terrible. He spent 30 minutes telling "women are stupid/greedy; men are stupid/lazy" jokes. The best part was when his set was over and he spent 10 minutes wandering around the stage because he couldn't figure out how to get down.
But was he wearing something made out of windbreaker? Because I hope he was wearing something made out of windbreaker.
post #105 of 146
Nope, just a regular grey suit.
post #106 of 146
Glad you had a great time at Prince, Diva. The little guy knows how to put on one hell of a show.
post #107 of 146
Whenever people doubt Prince's guitar abilities, I show them THIS. I love at the end he just tosses his guitar up in the air and struts off stage.
post #108 of 146
Prince can tear up a guitar, no doubt about it. He covered LZ's 'Whole Lotta Love' when I saw him last time, and he was on fire throughout the entire song.
post #109 of 146
Oh man. That sounds awesome. Yeah, several time throughout the show, he'd ask the audience "Can I play some guitar for you?" and tear that shit up. I <3 Prince!
post #110 of 146
Originally Posted by Ray Abed View Post
Something tells me The Purple One will be avoiding Michigan like the plague, well, because Michigan sucks major donkey balls.
Saw him at the Palace for the Musicology tour. He had to add an extra show because of how beloved he is in Detroit. Did an acoustic set in the middle and donned a #22 Pistons jersey for the encore ("We'll call him Tayshaun, if it's a boy"). Point being, I'll be shocked if he skips Michigan altogether.
post #111 of 146
Yeah, if he starts adding shows, I'm going to have seriously consider shelling out the cash to see him again. As good as Friday night was, once was not enough.
post #112 of 146
Jan 18 at MSG. Tix are still available!
post #113 of 146
Wait, someone needs to be persuaded that Prince is a motherfucker of a guitar player?

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).

Oh, and
[Sinbad] spent 10 minutes wandering around the stage because he couldn't figure out how to get down.
He hasn't figured out how to get down in almost thirty years; can't imagine why he'd start now.
post #114 of 146
Mattioli, a friend of mine was at your concert! He took some video:

Prince and Maceo Parker:

Prince opening his set with "Let's Go Crazy":

A snippet of the last song of the set "Purple Rain":

Prince covering the Mother Fucking Time:

Prince rocking a sparkly gold outfit:
post #115 of 146
Awesome! Thanks, Div (and thanks to your friend)!
post #116 of 146
No dates yet outside of the tri-state area. Love it if he'd make it to DC. I am not a concertgoer in the least, but I'll make an effort for NIN, Prince, and Peter Gabriel.
post #117 of 146
Originally Posted by Jeb View Post
Wait, someone needs to be persuaded that Prince is a motherfucker of a guitar player?
MichaelM's Facebook comment on the video, "Not sure about "greatest ever," but still an amazing solo. I'd forgotten that Prince can actually really play a guitar."
post #118 of 146
The funny thing is that I don't particularly care for that "While My Guitar" performance: in what should be an ensemble setting, the Purple One makes it all about him. But on his own stuff, I could listen to him for hours.
post #119 of 146
As a lifelong Prince fan who checked out on his new music starting in the late 90s what recommendations can the more diehard make from his catalog of the last decade?

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".
post #120 of 146
Thread Starter 
Regarding his last decade, he's had more misses than hits, but there's been some really good stuff in the mix:

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).
post #121 of 146

So, Bay Area Chewers: show of hands everyone who does NOT have prior commitments that prevent them from seeing His Purpleness at Oracle Arena next week?


Just for the record, I hate you.

post #122 of 146

He really put on an amazing 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.

post #123 of 146

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.


Setlist :




Pop Life

Musicology (with Prince & The Band)



Everyday People (with Larry Graham)

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (with Larry Graham)

Sweet Thing (with Chaka Khan)

The Glamorous Life

Raspberry Beret


Cool / Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Make You Feel My Love (with Cassandra Wilson)

Misty Blue (Shelby J. lead vocals)

Let's Go Crazy



Little Red Corvette

Purple Rain


Montage : When Doves Cry / Nasty Girl / Sign Of The Times / The Most Beautiful Girl In The World / Darling Nikki / Single Ladies / Hot Thing / I Would Die 4 U


If I Was Your Girlfriend







Sometimes It Snows In April

Dreamer (with Welcome 2 America)

Controversy (with Housequake)


A Love Bizarre

Play That Funky Music

Hollywood Swinging


Edited by Tomas Mejor - 5/1/11 at 4:43pm
post #124 of 146

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?

post #125 of 146

Been on a Prince kick of late and figured I'd bump the thread and drop my top 10



2.Let’s Go Crazy
3.Purple Rain
4.I Wanna Be Your Lover
5.I Would Die 4 U
6.Little Red Corvette
7.Dirty Mind
9.The Beautiful Ones
10.Computer Blue
post #126 of 146

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.

post #127 of 146

I'm looking at my list, and I'm not sure I would change anything.  That surprises me.


I've run through a few albums so far.  It's amazing how talented he was.

post #128 of 146
Virtuosity, positivity, an existential understanding of the need to live in the moment yet keyed in to the long play currents of life before and after him. You could say the same of other artists, but there was something uncompromising and utterly egotistical about how he just kept ploughing on, only certain of having his one utterly unique place in the world. Remarkable man.
post #129 of 146

more stuff is popping up on youtube, but obviously it could get taken down


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post #131 of 146

not the best video...still....


Prince covering Radiohead's 'Creep'

post #132 of 146

dear lord this solo


post #133 of 146

here's a couple from 'The Undertaker' video....



post #134 of 146
post #135 of 146

My favorite Prince albums:


Purple Rain



Dirty Love

Batman Soundtrack

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.

post #136 of 146

Al Jean tweeted out some script pages from the never-made Prince episode:

post #137 of 146
Slightly random question, but I remember years back seeing a video of Prince playing his then-new single Black Sweat on (I think) Saturday Night Live. I remember it because that was the first time I realised the extent of Prince's face melting guitar skills. I can't find it online though, does it exist anymore?
post #138 of 146

Damn it....gone too fucking soon.....


post #139 of 146

This is sensational. Epic. And people saw this live. Lucky bastards, all of 'em.



post #140 of 146

Watching/listening to this again, I noticed that the first non-Prince guitar solo is totally an homage to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter (by the whole band but not Prince, he solos after).


post #141 of 146

subtle but nice...

post #142 of 146


There are enough unpublished songs inside to release a new album every year well into the 22nd Century 


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.

post #143 of 146

this video has some glitches but i am loving this song lately


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post #145 of 146

CHICAGO (AP)Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law-enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

post #146 of 146

this is a video of Prince just shredding a Santana song, oh my


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