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Re: i think prince is one of the most underrated guitar play

Post by marchone » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:39 am

No but that's rather good.
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Post by gwells » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:53 pm

lol, seriously, pretty effn funny.

i miss bloom county, man. and calvin and hobbes. probably my two favorite comics ever.

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Post by Nomadz » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:30 pm

BSears wrote: His drummer is from Louisville I believe (Hannah Welton).

And Prince is a straight up 'baller. ;)
No arguments about his prodigious talents there. He has always had an eye for great (hot) female musicians :clap:

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Post by CesarG » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:14 am

Does anyone even remember Eddy Shaver?



...and all the pieces Billy Joe Shaver wrote during the Outlaw Country movement in the 1970s.

Now that's pure.

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Post by CesarG » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:22 am

Listen to the way Waylon Jennings and Ralph Mooney go back and forth. Pure.



Talk about underrated.

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Post by CesarG » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:34 pm

Some more Eddy Shaver



Awesome.

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Post by Tank » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:35 pm

CGSshorty wrote:Also an incredible basketball player.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:24 am

CesarG wrote:Does anyone even remember Eddy Shaver?



...and all the pieces Billy Joe Shaver wrote during the Outlaw Country movement in the 1970s.

Now that's pure.
I like it, but his drummer looks like Tony Little (of infomercial fame) and the bassist is the country Geddy Lee. :bananastoner:

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Post by ezcheese » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:58 am

CesarG wrote:Some more Eddy Shaver



Awesome.
These are all posted ironically right?
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:25 am

I liked him better here

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Post by Captdave » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:43 am

Friend of mine who's made a living playing rock guitar always thought that prince was a very talented guitarist. I'll defer to his opinion. Didn't like a lot of what prince did but there is no denying that the dude was talented.
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Post by Captdave » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:45 am

gwells wrote:lol, seriously, pretty effn funny.

i miss bloom county, man. and calvin and hobbes. probably my two favorite comics ever.
Bloom County was a classic!
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Post by JBZ » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:45 am

gonzomantis wrote:Solo starts around 3:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
Absolutely shredded it, and looked like he was having an awesome time, too.

He's one of the best guitarists of all time (and I don't even like the majority of his music, but talent is talent).
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Post by Nomadz » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:35 pm

JBZ wrote:
gonzomantis wrote:Solo starts around 3:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
Absolutely shredded it, and looked like he was having an awesome time, too.

He's one of the best guitarists of all time (and I don't even like the majority of his music, but talent is talent).

He was a great showman and a good songwriter for sure. He was a decent guitar player, but one of the best would be a huge stretch.
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Post by JBZ » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:42 pm

Nomadz wrote:
JBZ wrote:
gonzomantis wrote:Solo starts around 3:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
Absolutely shredded it, and looked like he was having an awesome time, too.

He's one of the best guitarists of all time (and I don't even like the majority of his music, but talent is talent).

He was a great showman and a good songwriter for sure. He was a decent guitar player, but one of the best would be a huge stretch.
Many people who know music a lot better than I do rate him as an all time great.
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Post by Nomadz » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:49 pm

He was much better here, from a guitar playing point of view. He was a great guitar player, just not up there wit the best.
World class "Pimp" though !!!!

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Post by JBZ » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:59 pm

I came of age in the '80s, and his over-the-top persona didn't do it for me. Like I said, I was never a huge fan of his music. Looking back on it, I think it's definitely true that he was a trailblazer. He's often compared and contrasted with Michael Jackson (who I also didn't particularly like). The way I look at it, Michael was amazing at what he did, but it was basically pop. He just did it better than anyone else. No one really did what Prince did.
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Post by dukerules » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:03 pm

I'm no musician, so I don't know what I'm talking about, but his guitar playing speaks to me.
Check out the first performance of Purple Rain, which was actually also the album version (with edits):
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Also, while it's not exactly an endorsement from Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Vedder said "Prince was probably the greatest guitar player we’ve ever seen" at a concert last night.

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Post by gwells » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:07 pm

there are two ways to be labeled a "great" guitar player. one is technical and one is "capturing the essence of the song." not everyone who can do the first can do the second. in fact, i think most technically great guitar players don't necessarily have the "soul" of a great guitar player. and a lot of the guys who are great at capturing that essence aren't necessarily the most amazing technical players, perhaps because they don't have to be to do that.

the very rare ones do both well.

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Post by moishlashen » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:16 pm

He always downplayed his guitar abilities because he didn't want to be known as a great guitarist but rather a great musician. He played nearly every instrument at expert levels-drums, keyboards, saxophone etc.

Who's greatest at playing instruments is arguable but those in the music industry consider him one of the all time great axe players.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Never realized how many hit songs he wrote for other artists under anonymous names. Heard a list on TV tonight and was very surprised.

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Post by moishlashen » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:24 pm

59yukon01 wrote:Never realized how many hit songs he wrote for other artists under anonymous names. Heard a list on TV tonight and was very surprised.

They say he has enough stuff in the can to release a record every year for the next 50 years. Not all hits etc but all kinds of diverse stuff he recorded for whatever reason.
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Post by Chocodove » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:25 pm

As Greg alluded to above, Prince was both incredibly technically proficient and had the ability to inject "soul" into his music. It's cliched I know, but it's true. Virtuosity isn't simply about blazing solos, it's also about the silence that happens in-between the notes.
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Post by patstarrx » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:43 pm

Hes a really talented musician
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