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    RIP Prince

    Post by Boris on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 7:03 pm

    Died at the age of 57...
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by New England Ram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 7:29 pm

    Was never a fan.
    One things for sure though.
    It's a rockin year for celebrity pop offs.



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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Stockport Ram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 7:51 pm

    New England Ram wrote:Was never a fan.
    One things for sure though.
    It's a rockin year for celebrity pop offs.


    Sign of the times, NER...
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by CornwallRam on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 8:06 pm

    He was probably the most talented musician of all time. I'm generally more of a rock fan, but to see Prince on stage was mesmerising. I've felt the passing of both Lemmy and David Bowie recently, but this one has upset me more. Maybe it's just that I was 16 when the film Purple Rain came out and a lot of my 'formative' moments happened with that as a soundtrack, but this has touched me far more than the majority of celebrity deaths.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by derbygee on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 8:08 pm

    Prince who?
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by MadAmster on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 8:45 pm

    Mu muckah Gareth knew the lad. G reckons he was a top bloke. Good enough for G, good enough for me.

    RIP Prince.



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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 8:51 pm

    CornwallRam wrote:He was probably the most talented musician of all time. I'm generally more of a rock fan, but to see Prince on stage was mesmerising. I've felt the passing of both Lemmy and David Bowie recently, but this one has upset me more. Maybe it's just that I was 16 when the film Purple Rain came out and a lot of my 'formative' moments happened with that as a soundtrack, but this has touched me far more than the majority of celebrity deaths.

    Most talented musician of all time???????

    Behave yourself Corny. What on earth are you basing that on?
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Stockport Ram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:09 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:He was probably the most talented musician of all time. I'm generally more of a rock fan, but to see Prince on stage was mesmerising. I've felt the passing of both Lemmy and David Bowie recently, but this one has upset me more. Maybe it's just that I was 16 when the film Purple Rain came out and a lot of my 'formative' moments happened with that as a soundtrack, but this has touched me far more than the majority of celebrity deaths.

    Most talented musician of all time???????

    Behave yourself Corny. What on earth are you basing that on?

    Music is so subjective - I wasn't bothered a jot about Bowie, or Lemmy, although I acknowledged that they both must have had something to be so popular, but neither impressed me.

    That doesn't mean that their passing, as with Prince, isn't very sad.

    All three brought great happiness to many people and for that reason alone I hope that they all rest in peace.

    For me, the passing of Lennon to a 15 year old boy was the most I've been moved other than for a relative or close friend.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by CornwallRam on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:13 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:He was probably the most talented musician of all time. I'm generally more of a rock fan, but to see Prince on stage was mesmerising. I've felt the passing of both Lemmy and David Bowie recently, but this one has upset me more. Maybe it's just that I was 16 when the film Purple Rain came out and a lot of my 'formative' moments happened with that as a soundtrack, but this has touched me far more than the majority of celebrity deaths.

    Most talented musician of all time???????

    Behave yourself Corny. What on earth are you basing that on?

    His singing, mastery of numerous instruments, song writing, performing, producing, support for up and coming artists, development of musical style, arrangements, work ethic and ability to collaborate with other talented musicians was a combination that no other artist has managed. There are, and were, many that could match Prince in one or two of those areas, but no one to compare with the complete package.

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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by derbygee on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:47 pm

    He was so good I couldn't tell you a single tune or song he ever played or sang.

    Didn't he once get all weird about his name?

    Sorry but he just hasn't impacted my life at all whereas Lemmy, Freddie Mercury and Bowie truly were greats
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 11:19 pm

    Corny, Stevie wonder for one, not only matches but surpasses the things you mention. He also adds about another 25 years of success on top of anything prince has done
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by purpleram on Thu 21 Apr 2016, 11:58 pm

    derbygee wrote:He was so good I couldn't tell you a single tune or song he ever played or sang.

    Didn't he once get all weird about his name?

    Sorry but he just hasn't impacted my life at all whereas Lemmy, Freddie Mercury and Bowie truly were greats
    Gee that's cos your a thick fishcake, if you can't recognise his contribution to music then I give up.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by New England Ram on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 3:09 am

    purpleram wrote:
    derbygee wrote:He was so good I couldn't tell you a single tune or song he ever played or sang.

    Didn't he once get all weird about his name?

    Sorry but he just hasn't impacted my life at all whereas Lemmy, Freddie Mercury and Bowie truly were greats
    Gee that's cos your a thick fishcake, if you can't recognise his contribution to music then I give up.


    You a fan by any chance PURPS LOL



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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Boris on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:12 am

    Stockport Ram wrote:
    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:He was probably the most talented musician of all time. I'm generally more of a rock fan, but to see Prince on stage was mesmerising. I've felt the passing of both Lemmy and David Bowie recently, but this one has upset me more. Maybe it's just that I was 16 when the film Purple Rain came out and a lot of my 'formative' moments happened with that as a soundtrack, but this has touched me far more than the majority of celebrity deaths.

    Most talented musician of all time???????

    Behave yourself Corny. What on earth are you basing that on?

    Music is so subjective - I wasn't bothered a jot about Bowie, or Lemmy, although I acknowledged that they both must have had something to be so popular, but neither impressed me.

    That doesn't mean that their passing, as with Prince, isn't very sad.

    All three brought great happiness to many people and for that reason alone I hope that they all rest in peace.

    For me, the passing of Lennon to a 15 year old boy was the most I've been moved other than for a relative or close friend.

    Yes I cried too when Lennon died. Was just really getting into his music as a solo artist, Bob Marley upset me as well. Not a great fan of Prince but respect what he achieved.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by old ewe on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:20 am

    Cornwall thanks for posting those videos. What a way to start my day. While my guitar was new to me and spectacular. Saw him on Love/sexy tour at NEC. An unbelievable whirl of non-stop music/colour/movement/ energy.......and then on the Graffiti Bridge tour which was a much quieter concert. Both brilliant. As was he................
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by CornwallRam on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:42 am

    Loughborough Ram wrote:Corny, Stevie wonder for one, not only matches but surpasses the things you mention. He also adds about another 25 years of success on top of anything prince has done

    Stevie Wonder? LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by SawleyRam on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:52 am

    As Stockers said music is a subjective thing. I love all types of music Prince did not come high on my list but I must with others recognise his achievements in the musical world so on that point alone it is a sad loss.

    The losses in the music world that really hurt was firstly Elvis and then Lennon. It must be an age thing.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by MadAmster on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 7:59 am

    For me it was Otis Redding passing when I was 13. What a voice the man had.
    Lennon impacted me too. Personally, I never got the whole Elvis thing. King of Rock and Roll? He had a short period of success with R&R then came his military service. After that it was a series of no mark dumb films, ballads and Vegas, all of which have nowt to do with R&R. He certainly had something at the start but that disappeared when he was conscripted.

    Was this song Prince's inspiration for Kiss......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpSRqG5tM24&feature=youtu.be    

    or maybe it was    

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qvNZ0S4BRM&feature=youtu.be

    There is also  a James Brown track that is also very similar to Kiss............



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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:08 am

    CornwallRam wrote:
    Loughborough Ram wrote:Corny, Stevie wonder for one, not only matches but surpasses the things you mention. He also adds about another 25 years of success on top of anything prince has done

    Stevie Wonder? LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll

    The first one off the top of my head. You could add David Bowie, John Lennon, Nile Rogers and several others who in my opinion would come ahead of Prince.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by purpleram on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:46 am

    New England Ram wrote:
    purpleram wrote:
    derbygee wrote:He was so good I couldn't tell you a single tune or song he ever played or sang.

    Didn't he once get all weird about his name?

    Sorry but he just hasn't impacted my life at all whereas Lemmy, Freddie Mercury and Bowie truly were greats
    Gee that's cos your a thick fishcake, if you can't recognise his contribution to music then I give up.


    You a fan by any chance PURPS LOL

    He's getting on me thrupenny bits NER to be honest. He's so negative about everything, Rage LOL
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by CornwallRam on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 8:53 am

    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:
    Loughborough Ram wrote:Corny, Stevie wonder for one, not only matches but surpasses the things you mention. He also adds about another 25 years of success on top of anything prince has done

    Stevie Wonder? LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll LOL roll

    The first one off the top of my head. You could add David Bowie, John Lennon, Nile Rogers and several others who in my opinion would come ahead of Prince.

    Bowie and Lennon are reasonable shouts, but I would argue that neither quite had Prince's range of talents, but saying that Stevie Wonder was better than Prince is the equivalent of insisting that Pat Nevin was superior to Lionel Messi

    Leonard Cohen is as good a song writer, Joey Belladonna is as good a singer, Joe Satriani is as good a guitarist, Phil Spector was as effective an impresario, Neil Dorfsman is as good a producer as Prince, Steven Tyler is as good an on stage dancer, Alice Cooper is an equivalent showman, Malcolm McLaren had a similar effect on fashion, Kraftwerk were similarly innovative and Berry Gordy was as good at spotting raw talent, but the whole point is that Prince could, and did, all of those things at the very top level.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by purpleram on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 9:11 am

    I think your being a bit harsh on Stevie Corny, he is a bona fide super star, and made fantastic songs over 5 decades now. I loved Prince but Stevie Wonder is at least his equal.
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by CornwallRam on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 9:18 am

    purpleram wrote:I think your being a bit harsh on Stevie Corny, he is a bona fide super star, and made fantastic songs over 5 decades now. I loved Prince but Stevie Wonder is at least his equal.

    The pinnacle of his career was a duet on Paul McCartney's worst ever song
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by purpleram on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 10:06 am

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Stevie_Wonder_songs


    Really?
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    Re: RIP Prince

    Post by MadAmster on Fri 22 Apr 2016, 10:32 am

    "proper Northern" track from Stevie............

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27AB043nAoc



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