The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby clive gash » 09 Mar 2018, 14:37

True :lol:
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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby George P. Smackers » 09 Mar 2018, 14:50

Diamond Dog wrote:It's clearly so much easier to critique a career spanning 35+ years than just to comment on the 12 minutes of a specific show, I'm somewhat confused as to why I didn't name the thread "Give us your career overview of Prince" and not accompany this with an inane picture of the artist.


The big windblown sheet thing at the end with his silhouette on it looked great.

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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Mar 2018, 15:01

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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby clive gash » 09 Mar 2018, 15:06

I'll ignore the frankly unnecessary and childish sideswipes too. Shall we agree to move on?
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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby Sneelock » 09 Mar 2018, 16:05

I can agree with a lot of what people are saying about his records but I think the guy always had the goods live. I'd watch him on shitty ass talk shows promoting albums that did nothing for me and he would just blow me away. His was a big, big, talent and I think, they probably have soundboard recordings of most of his concert performances, right? I don't think he'll be becoming an obscure character anytime soon.
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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby Darkness_Fish » 09 Mar 2018, 16:13

It was probably good to see in the flesh, but there's an awful lot of guitar wankery going on there. He doesn't have that stultifying dryness live that I associate with his records, but I didn't think the guitar-less tracks really worked in the arena, they're kinda empty, and I didn't like the guitar tracks for being OTT.

I could just say Gash was right, but that's clearly an oxymoron.
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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby clive gash » 09 Mar 2018, 16:21

Darkness_Fish wrote:It was probably good to see in the flesh, but there's an awful lot of guitar wankery going on there. He doesn't have that stultifying dryness live that I associate with his records, but I didn't think the guitar-less tracks really worked in the arena, they're kinda empty, and I didn't like the guitar tracks for being OTT.

I could just say Gash was right, but that’s he’s clearly an oxymoron.


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Re: The Prince Superbowl Halftime Show.

Postby bobzilla77 » 09 Mar 2018, 18:28

TG wrote:
bobzilla77 wrote:But yes, that was easily the best halftime show that I've ever seen.


Everyone forgets Up With People in Super Bowls XIV & XVI. They were like the Grover Cleveland of halftime performers. So uplifting and wholesome.




[email protected] XIV really was spectacular although there are times I think the rawness of their performance in XVI just shades it. Both were fantastic though. Two hairs toward precision vs two hairs to wildness, and I like my Up With People on the WILD Side.
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