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A discussion about Purple Rain

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, May 17, 2019.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Basking 'neath the almighty yellow yolk Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Love Etta but sorry, not even close to Prince for this one
     
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    Guy Named Sue Basking 'neath the almighty yellow yolk Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah I'm with you. It's still a nice cover.
     
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    Here’s another...

     
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    I liked Ec’s lead, but the left handed wasn’t so good. Neither of them beat Prince on that one.
     
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    This is why no cover can be better than Prince. He's live (the guitar bucks when he's walking at :26) and in a downpour. And he's the only one who doesn't look like he's getting soaked!

    Edit: Finally, after 4 tries. Stupid NFL copyright.

     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sounds thrown together.
     
  8. fezz parka

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    Mitch Ryder's When You Were Mine. I like it more than the Prince version.



    Also Sinead O'Connor. :)
     
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    I meant for "Purple Rain." :) I usually don't like Prince, but I can't deny that live version.
     
  10. fezz parka

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    Prince was great. He could do it all. Like Stevie Wonder. But shorter.
     
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    An old friend of mine had a band for a long time in New Braunfels, TX. They knew like 80 songs and could play a show of country, rock, or oldies. They played an ass kicking Purple Rain and it brought the house down every time I saw them play it.
     
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    Stapleton does a bang up job on it. and my post-SRV Texas Strat hero Hadden Sayers kills it too.
     
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    I don’t really dig princes radio hits but he was absolutely one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Amazing guitar player, amazing pianist, pop songwriter bar non, consummate performer.

    I went with missus to see him play in a small theatre show, it was just him and a piano... chills...
     
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    Hopefully history holds true and no one here cares much what I think...ha...but I’ve never understood the hype about this tune. I’m a big fan of Prince’s music, but Purple Rain, as a song, is just kinda boring compared to a lot of his other work. He could play, of course, and the structure of the song gave him a great opportunity to stretch his legs, especially live. His *performances* of this song, to me, were the difference makers in the legacy of the song and not the song itself. Just one man’s opinion, of course.
     
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    I like it a lot.
     
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