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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   After he barely plays guitar, sings cover songs, and waits an hour to return for his encore, Chicago audiences wonder if Prince is the new Axl Rose   (tampabay.com) divider line 67
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2012-09-27 10:50:38 AM
He is Prince and he is funky
 
2012-09-27 11:24:44 AM
Didn't he essentially write most of those "covers".  Not sure if he's listed as a contributor to The Time songs, but I'm pretty damn sure he had a hand in all the ones that appeared in Purple Rain.  The dude is a control freak.
 
2012-09-27 11:30:08 AM
He didn't look fat to me.
 
2012-09-27 11:40:26 AM
DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.
 
2012-09-27 11:53:06 AM
It sounds like this was mostly technical issues, combined with and amplifying an otherwise bad night. It happens to every performer at some time or another.

I have seen Prince three times. The first time was meh (too much medley stuff, and it sounds like this was a problem this time as well). But the second and third times I saw him, several years apart, were the best live shows I have seen ever, period. The man is simply the most talented guy around, hands down.

Axl Rose, meanwhile, has been pulling his primadonna shiat and disappointing fans consistently for 2 decades. The author is just being a ninny.
 
2012-09-27 11:54:04 AM
So what you're saying is that people waited an hour for him to return to do two songs?

I think it's a bit unfair to just question his sanity.
 
2012-09-27 12:40:29 PM
He's not wearing his assless chaps.
 
2012-09-27 01:22:01 PM
Sounds like a complete cluster FARK in terms of equipment and the house. He couldn't get a guitar to work most of the night? A quitar? WTF? That's unreal. The guitar actually working is pretty neccesary for a good Prince performance. (He's amazing on the thing)

He was probably just pissed off at the whole thing and threw in the towel on the entire night.
 
2012-09-27 01:36:54 PM

Godscrack: He's not wearing his assless chaps.


All chaps are assless. Chaps that have an ass are called pants.
 
2012-09-27 01:39:02 PM

NutznGum: Godscrack: He's not wearing his assless chaps.

All chaps are assless. Chaps that have an ass are called pants.


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-09-27 01:42:58 PM
I saw the second show on Tuesday and while it didn't have the glitches of the first night, it wasn't a great show by any stretch. He barely put effort into his performance, had background singers do lead on numerous songs, did too damned many covers, the sound was mud (which ruined his solos), and he slowed down many of his older songs to a crawl ("I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" was particularly a boring dirge). I love Prince and was really looking forward to seeing him again, but he really phoned this "tour" in. As an aside, I knew he wasn't going to do his "dirty" material and didn't care at all -- it was the performance that was lacking, not the material.
 
2012-09-27 01:43:03 PM
Who sits around for an hour waiting on an encore?
 
2012-09-27 01:43:11 PM
Was at the show Monday night, he did the first encore then left the stage. Lights stayed off and everyone was waiting for the second encore. The wife and I waited for 5 minutes, then 10, then 15 and then said fark it, we got work in the morning. When we walked out we asked a security guard, just to be sure, "Is he done or what?"
Guards told us they heard on the radio he was already on the bus and heading over to the House of Blues for the after show. Turns out he came back on 50 minutes later. 50 MINUTES LATER!!! Who does that shiat......oh ya it's Prince.

/great show
//Prince is still a douche
 
2012-09-27 01:44:38 PM

MaxxLarge: Prince is a Jehovah's witness now.


Can't imagine him going door to door.
 
2012-09-27 01:47:50 PM
MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.


...wat.

/citation needed
 
2012-09-27 01:48:16 PM
All I need to know about Prince I learned from Charlie Murphy and Kevin Smith


/Obscene amounts of talent but seriously wacky - admittedly it's a common combination.
 
2012-09-27 01:49:53 PM
AntonChigger: MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.

...wat.

/citation needed



/citation provided

/There's a thing called google. You can look stuff up with it.
 
2012-09-27 01:52:01 PM
Snapper Carr: AntonChigger: MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.

...wat.

/citation needed


/citation provided

/There's a thing called google. You can look stuff up with it.


Eh, why bother when you can get someone to do it for you :) Thanks for the linky, I wonder how many witnesses have broken this rule...
 
2012-09-27 01:53:14 PM
But he still made everyone pancakes, right?

quit yer biatchin.....
 
2012-09-27 01:55:09 PM
 
2012-09-27 01:56:47 PM
Prince hasn't "turned into" anyone. He has always been bat-shait crazy.
 
2012-09-27 01:56:58 PM
He's a short little guy and I never liked him. Oh except that song called The Cross because its not thing like his other noise. His stuff doesn't resonate with me.
 
2012-09-27 02:00:21 PM

AntonChigger: Snapper Carr: AntonChigger: MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.

...wat.

/citation needed


/citation provided

/There's a thing called google. You can look stuff up with it.

Eh, why bother when you can get someone to do it for you :) Thanks for the linky, I wonder how many witnesses have broken this rule...


Some of my wife's relatives are JW. For the most part, we get along fine - we drink beer and talk sports. They do have a lot of those weird rules, though. We just have an unspoken understanding not to include them on Christmas or birthdays, or most other religious holidays. They're good about not trying to convert others in the family.
 
2012-09-27 02:02:03 PM

MoronLessOff: Number three.


minor threadjack - I'm surprised (though not really since it's Cracked) that Mr. Big (Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert) were left off that list.
 
2012-09-27 02:08:31 PM

Orgasmatron138: AntonChigger: Snapper Carr: AntonChigger: MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.

...wat.

/citation needed


/citation provided

/There's a thing called google. You can look stuff up with it.

Eh, why bother when you can get someone to do it for you :) Thanks for the linky, I wonder how many witnesses have broken this rule...

Some of my wife's relatives are JW. For the most part, we get along fine - we drink beer and talk sports. They do have a lot of those weird rules, though. We just have an unspoken understanding not to include them on Christmas or birthdays, or most other religious holidays. They're good about not trying to convert others in the family.


I have a friend who is a JW and it's pretty much the same thing. Don't wish him happy birthday or any kind of holiday. Otherwise he's a normal guy, except he's always busy on Saturday mornings going door to door. He doesn't bug me about his religion and I don't bug him about mine.
 
2012-09-27 02:14:41 PM

moothemagiccow: Who sits around for an hour waiting on an encore?


My first thought as well.

Go home people, it's over!
 
2012-09-27 02:19:00 PM

Snapper Carr: AntonChigger: MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.

...wat.

/citation needed


/citation provided

/There's a thing called google. You can look stuff up with it.


Yes, but the burden is on the person making the claim to provide citation, I don't see what's so hard to understand about that concept. You make a claim, YOU back it up.
 
2012-09-27 02:21:51 PM

AntonChigger: ...wat.

/citation needed


You really needed a citation for that? Wait until you find out about Muslims and pigs.....
 
2012-09-27 02:23:40 PM

Mikey1969: Yes, but the burden is on the person making the claim to provide citation, I don't see what's so hard to understand about that concept. You make a claim, YOU back it up.


This bullshiat of the burden of claim does not always apply. First off, his claim is pretty much common knowledge about JW's. Secondly, in this world of information at your fingertips in an instant, I shouldn't have to provide citation that Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon.
 
2012-09-27 02:26:08 PM
I don't know if ANYONE could be as bad as Axl Rose. That weenie has had 25 years to perfect being a dick.

Back around '89 or '90, GNR had cancelled so many shows in the Phoenix area, that they came back and rescheduled two special "We're sorry we canceled so many shows" shows. 2 nights only, and small venue. We went the first night. Lucky we did. During 'Paradise City', the encore song, Axl was whipping his mic around and hit his poor self in the lip... Nobody knew what happened, he threw the mic to the floor, whipped the mic stand across the stage(Almost killing the poor roadie whose sole duty was to stand the thing back up), and stomped off in the middle of the song. The band kept playing, and sang just the chorus. It is the most unique version of that song I have ever heard, totally instrumental, except for the band stepping up during the chorus, singing 'Oh, won't you please take me home...', and then stepping away from the mic. Needless to say, they cancelled the next night. The second night of the 'We're sorry we cancelled so many shows' mini-tour, all because Axl Rose gave himself a fat lip.

I think Prince has a l-o-n-g way to go to match that kind of shenanigans.
 
2012-09-27 02:29:37 PM

Mikey1969: I don't know if ANYONE could be as bad as Axl Rose.


Probably because his voice is awful, his lyrics are moronic, and he's a big baby.
 
2012-09-27 02:33:52 PM

MoronLessOff: Number three.


Wow, that video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is just amazing.

Nice part is; he learned everything he knows from me... ;-)
 
2012-09-27 02:40:02 PM

Godscrack: NutznGum: Godscrack: He's not wearing his assless chaps.

All chaps are assless. Chaps that have an ass are called pants.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 100x100]


No, they're called trousers. Pants are the ass-part of the trousers. Hence underpants are the ass-part without the chaps.
 
2012-09-27 02:45:25 PM

babysealclubber: Mikey1969: Yes, but the burden is on the person making the claim to provide citation, I don't see what's so hard to understand about that concept. You make a claim, YOU back it up.

This bullshiat of the burden of claim does not always apply. First off, his claim is pretty much common knowledge about JW's. Secondly, in this world of information at your fingertips in an instant, I shouldn't have to provide citation that Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the moon.


Sorry, I stand by my assertion. You make a claim, someone else asks you to back it up, it makes you look like a child to say the equivalent of: "I know you are, but what am I?".
 
2012-09-27 02:47:54 PM

Snapper Carr: MoronLessOff: Number three.

minor threadjack - I'm surprised (though not really since it's Cracked) that Mr. Big (Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert) were left off that list.


That article is so mistitled. It should read "3 hair metal bands who have great guitarists, and two other famous guys who are great guitarists"

The author seems to equate "great guitarist" with "musical genius" which is pretty precarious. If he wanted to make a point about Prince he might have mentioned that he's also fantastic on bass and keyboards, and many other instruments; but no, that guy thinks "guitarist" = "genius" so if Prince didn't play guitar, there'd be no evidence of his musical genius.
 
2012-09-27 02:48:36 PM

Mikey1969: MoronLessOff: Number three.

Wow, that video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps is just amazing.



Hell yeah, thanks MoronLessOff for the link.  Its always been a great song, but Prince manages to make it sexy.
 
2012-09-27 02:49:41 PM
Chaka mad?
 
2012-09-27 02:53:53 PM
1. Prince has always been peculiar. Age isn't gonna help out much there.

2. I would sell organs to see a Prince and the Revolution reunion show. I saw them in 1988 and they blew me away--and I'm not that big of a Prince fan. Holy shiat, was that an amazing show.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:46 PM
So JW's can't touch the moon?
 
2012-09-27 03:07:10 PM

Solty Dog: MaxxLarge: Prince is a Jehovah's witness now.

Can't imagine him going door to door.


And yet, several sources report that he does just that.

From Contact Music: Prince's Door-To-Door Preaching Shocks Fans

Entertainment Weekly: All Along the Watchtower

And the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Visit from Prince Proselytizing
 
2012-09-27 03:19:33 PM

MaxxLarge: DNRTFA. But I'll bet I know what it says, at least in part.

Prince is a Jehovah's witness now. So, he won't do songs like "Erotic City" or "Darling Nikki" anymore, since they conflict with his religion. So, for a guy that built most of his career on sex-injected funk/R&B, that doesn't leave much on the set list.

On top of that, many many years' worth of acrobatic dance moves have left his joints in crap shape, with his hips in particular pretty shot, and badly in need of replacement. Ironic, that. But of course, since Jehovah's witnesses can't have blood transfusions, surgery is pretty much out.

What I'm getting at here is that religion has ruined one more thing that used to be pretty awesome. And that sucks.


You're going to start a trend of posting the same thing to every thread.
 
2012-09-27 03:27:18 PM
moothemagiccow: Who sits around for an hour waiting on an encore?

The only way I'm going to wait an hour for an encore is if the concert had been so absolutely mind-farkin'-blowing-jaw-dropping awesome that I needed an hour to recover before attempting to drive home.

/I have yet to attend a concert that good.
 
2012-09-27 03:29:11 PM

Mikey1969: Sorry, I stand by my assertion. You make a claim, someone else asks you to back it up, it makes you look like a child to say the equivalent of: "I know you are, but what am I?".


Sorry, I don't agree if a simple google search can answer your question.
 
2012-09-27 03:32:58 PM
Who the hell waits for an hour to get an encore?
 
2012-09-27 03:36:17 PM

Mikey1969: Yes, but the burden is on the person making the claim to provide citation, I don't see what's so hard to understand about that concept. You make a claim, YOU back it up.


True but generally citations are not needed for something which is considered common knowledge (and the JW stance on blood transfusions is pretty well known)
 
2012-09-27 03:36:36 PM
I will forgive most anything Price does because of the below.

Link 

Skip to 3:28 if you have ADD
 
2012-09-27 03:37:12 PM

holdmybones: I will forgive most anything Prince does because of the below.

Link 

Skip to 3:28 if you have ADD


FTFM
 
rpl
2012-09-27 03:50:21 PM

GreenAdder: Chaka mad?


Chaka real mad.
 
2012-09-27 03:51:54 PM
You looked into his eyes, didn't you?
 
2012-09-27 03:52:39 PM
I hate to be that guy but I never understood his appeal. He is a very good guitarist but all of his songs sound like The Archies to me.
 
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