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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:44 PM
Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:28 PM
I was pretty surprised to hear about his death, too. I was always more into classic Prince, than I was with the NPG stuff, and after. I was surprised to hear he put out like 15 albums since 2000. Dude worked right up until the end.
I liked how he could play guitar, and sing well, too. I never realized until today he could play so many more instruments. I think almost every genre today can be said to have some influence from Prince.
Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:52 AM
It's just surreal. I didn't feel remotely surprised when I heard the news... the way musicians have been passing away recently, I just felt like... "of course."
Yeah, well. There'll never be another Bowie, there'll never be another Prince. It hurts losing truly unique voices.
Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:59 AM
The guy definitely was a musical genius...not in the complementary sense, but based on singing, how many instruments he could play, the fact he wrote his songs, gave a great performance, and all the music he helped other artists produce and wrote for. I didn't pay attention to his later stuff, but his classic music, the music he is mostly known for, is phenomenal.