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Old 04-23-2016, 09:02 AM   #106
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First time I've seen that While My Guitar Gently Weeps clip. Amazing. It is a group of (mostly) lame-looking white dudes doing a serviceable cover of that song and then Prince steps in and blows the roof off with a mesmerising solo that amazingly manages to be simultaneously incredible and totally within the realms of the actual song itself. Wow.
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Prince's guitar drop at the very end is everything. And Dhani Harrison's grin before Prince started his solo was great, as if to say 'you motherfuckers don't know what's about to hit you'.
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Yeah!! I was like "where the fuck did that guitar go?!"

I read somewhere that George's wife wasn't happy because she wanted it to be only performed by people who knew him/were friends with him, but was persuaded otherwise. And that apparently Prince had never heard of the song until learning it before he performed it.
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First time I've seen that While My Guitar Gently Weeps clip. Amazing. It is a group of (mostly) lame-looking white dudes doing a serviceable cover of that song and then Prince steps in and blows the roof off with a mesmerising solo that amazingly manages to be simultaneously incredible and totally within the realms of the actual song itself. Wow.

The look on Dhani Harrison's face was priceless.


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Yeah!! I was like "where the fuck did that guitar go?!"

I read somewhere that George's wife wasn't happy because she wanted it to be only performed by people who knew him/were friends with him, but was persuaded otherwise. And that apparently Prince had never heard of the song until learning it before he performed it.

I'll say it again: Harrison should NOT have been the centerpiece of that night, or of the all-star jam. He may have had an great solo career (which is debatable, to be honest), but The Beatles were already inducted previously, and his post-60s work isn't even in the same galaxy as what Prince accomplished. The latter should have been in the spotlight at the end, and he rightfully took it when it wasn't offered. His guitar drop at the end was the perfect "fuck all y'all" to the R&RHOF and any one else who had a problem with his showboating. He earned it.
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This is going to be difficult:

1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Sign O' The Times, 1987)
2. Sometimes It Snows In April (Parade, 1986)
3. The Ladder (Around The World In A Day, 1985)
4. Crystal Ball (outtake, 1986)
5. Sexy Motherfucker ("Love Symbol" album, 1992)
6. Pop Life (Around The World In A Day, 1985)
7. The Ride (The Undertaker, 1995)
8. Starfish and Coffee (Sign O' The Times, 1987)
9. The Truth (The Truth, 1998)
10. Fury (3121, 2006)


Almost all the Purple Rain songs are fantastic but I've heard them over and and over and everywhere, and don't reach for the album very often. So I'm not putting anything on my list.
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We have the same #1! Why do you like it so much?
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My list would be really casual because I've explored so little beyond Sign O the Times.

I Could Never would also be high on my list. Delectable melody, searing solo.
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Springsteen opened his show in Brooklyn tonight with a full on rendition of Purple Rain, with Nils taking the solo and the Barclays Center bathed in purple.

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aeq4LjMyM...DXVM6v7kJpXW0=
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We have the same #1! Why do you like it so much?
As El Mel said, it's ridiculously catchy, great melodies on both the verses and the chorus. And in the full version, that breakdown and guitar solo are so good.


The Afghan Whigs covered it when I saw them back in the 90s.
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My list would be really casual because I've explored so little beyond Sign O the Times.

Brother, you have a lot of homework to do.
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Brother, you have a lot of homework to do.

I do. I've only heard Gold Experience and Musicology after 1988.
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It is a group of (mostly) lame-looking white dudes doing a serviceable cover of that song
Tom Petty isn't lame, man.
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Springsteen opened his show in Brooklyn tonight with a full on rendition of Purple Rain, with Nils taking the solo and the Barclays Center bathed in purple.

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aeq4LjMyM...DXVM6v7kJpXW0=
Fucking hell that is so cool.
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Springsteen opened his show in Brooklyn tonight with a full on rendition of Purple Rain, with Nils taking the solo and the Barclays Center bathed in purple.

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aeq4LjMyM...DXVM6v7kJpXW0=
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This. Though cobl did say "mostly", so...
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