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Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and Others -- 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

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blueraven7/25/2013 8:29:10 am PDT

re: #4 theheat

Yeah, that whole smooth, capable confidence exhibited by everyone else on stage - Prince possesses none of it. He’s showboating to the point he nearly falls offstage. It was an homage to George Harrison, not the Prince Show. OTOH, I don’t know why anyone would expect anything else of Prince. Subtlety is not his strong suit.

Agree…but so what? Subtlety has its place…but lack of is not always a bad thing, especially in music. Was Hendrix subtle? Was Jerry Lee Lewis subtle?
Janis Joplin was subtle, right?

Music is entertainment…an element of entertainment is showboating. But you have to have the talent to back it up. Prince does.