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raspberrysoda
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:29 pm 
 

Another day, another music legend dies. R.I.P. The man was a genius.
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MDL666
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Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:12 pm
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Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:43 pm 
 

I was never a great fan of his music, but his legacy is absolutely unquestionable.

RIP

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Mutterficker
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Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:36 am
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 pm 
 

Here's are some actual links

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/entertain ... ate-death/

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/04/2 ... sley-park/

http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-me ... sley-park/

Apparently he died from the flu, exacerbated by being HIV+.
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Master_Of_Thrash
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Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:57 pm
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Location: Alert, Nunavut
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 pm 
 

Never listened to his music because his flamboyancy was too much for me to take seriously, but RIP nevertheless.
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Napalm_Satan
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Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 pm
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Location: Beyond the realms of death
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:52 pm 
 

Is it me or are a bunch of notable people dying this year, like, more than most other years?


R.I.P.
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godsonsafari
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Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:03 am
Posts: 775
Location: Sparty's Land Grant University, USA
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:00 pm 
 

Mutterficker wrote:


The HIV thing is entirely speculative. I know of a guy in Orlando who almost died from H1N1 and spent over a week on life support. He's still inpatient right now, probably will be for a few more weeks before he can go to an outpatient rehab facility and spend weeks there too.
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Ritual_Suicide
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Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:39 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:19 pm 
 

I didn't listen to him myself but R.I.P.

I can find nothing legit saying Prince was HIV+. People can die from the flu without having anything else wrong with them.

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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:37 pm 
 

Anyone who doesn't like Purple Rain is no friend of mine.

Game. Blouses.
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TadakatsuH0nda
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:51 pm 
 

One of the many examples to attest to how legendary the guy was, Steve Vai respected Prince so much that he gave him the guitar which he used in the recording of For the Love of God as a gift. Tragic loss.
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Yahko
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:55 pm 
 

He was in Toronto 2 weeks ago. My friend wanted to go but tickets were 175$ and we didnt have that kind of cash at hand. And now its over.
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Oxenkiller
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Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:35 pm 
 

I respect the heck out of him as an artist and a musician. Yeah he was a bit flamboyant for my tastes too, but man- I always gave him huge props. Because his music was part of a soundtrack to my formative years, I am saddened by this. RIP man!

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Beer Baron
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Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:30 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:57 pm 
 

BastardHead wrote:
Anyone who doesn't like Purple Rain is no friend of mine.

Game. Blouses.

Word!

The man was a true genius. He could do pretty much everything.
And it's not just the old albums that were praiseworthy, I posted recently in the soul music thread about how good his 2014 album was - Art Official Age.
R.I.P to a one of a kind artist. A real all time great.

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Expedience
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:42 pm 
 

I've heard everything up to Purple Rain and couldn't get into it. Too commercial - and I like a lot of soft rock.

I heard that his later stuff is more sincere, so I may check it out sometime.

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IntenseHatred
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Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:47 pm
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Location: Crypts of Eternity
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:28 am 
 

A legend in my lifetime. A very talented musician. I listened to a lot of pop in the 80s and have been a fan of his ever since. I was in complete shock when I heard the news.
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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:21 am 
 

His flamboyance was part of what made him incredible. Of course his music is fucking masterful stuff, but his weirdness, bombastic personality and obvious deep dedication to musicianship, arrangements, writing, production and just sheer *artistry* will be sorely missed.
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InnesI
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:31 am 
 

I was never a big fan of Prince. Not because I didn't like him but because I never really listened to his music. The one exception is that I know the Batman soundtrack from start to finish. I was a huge fan of Batman and when the '89 film came I also had the soundtrack on cassette. I listened to it a lot and even though it must have been at least 20 years since I heard those songs I still know them in my head.

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Lord_Jotun
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Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2003 5:02 pm
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Location: Italy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:08 pm 
 

Another incalculable loss. Not everything he's done is my cup of tea, but the man's talent as a composer and multi-instrumentalist is beyond debate.

On a side not, his "deleted" Black Album, of which you could find dozens of copies for sale for as low as ten bucks until yesterday, is already being sold at 150€ at the lowest on discogs, amazon and such. People make me fucking sick.
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The Animator
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Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:41 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:10 am 
 

I saw Purple Rain on TV about 7 or 8 years ago and thought it was great. The title track and "Let's Go Crazy" were my favorites. He was an incredible guitar player but I'm not really interested in pop so I never checked out more of his stuff. I picked up "Lotusflower" which was in stores after I had seen the movie and didn't like anything on it. And that's where I stopped. Are there any albums of his that would appeal more to someone with heavy metal senseabilities? Also are any of his other movies worth checking out?


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Arannya
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Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:55 am
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Location: Bangladesh
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:18 am 
 

He was undoubtedly a genius and guitar player of the highest order. Check out his guitar histrionics on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps)...easily surpasses the original. He was a pop musician but he was not afraid to incorporate some metal idioms into his playing from time to time. I'd say the intro to "When Doves Cry" is sort of influenced by the heavy metal/hard rock of the day and it's a great riff too.
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Paganbasque
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Location: Basque Country
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:55 am 
 

Another great loss, one of those artits who could masterfully combine styles and aesthetisc in a quite unique way. I was not a great fan or expert of his music, but my praise and the praise of many other people who werent experts in his music make it clear how influential and respected he was as an artist.

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