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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Teleterr, May 14, 2019.
Sing-a-long audience, excellent solo
got two seconds in.
Hard to take an iconic song like that and make it work for you. There are just some voices that become an integral part of the song and with that removed, it falls apart. As always though, Clapton's solo is still very precise and proficient.
It's okay with me if EC wants to play a song by Prince. Or Hendrix. Or Dylan. Or Bob Marley.
Heck, he can play one of mine if he wants...
...and Prince does Clapton:
I actually like this.....was it an occasion soon after Prince's death? I'm doing a short solo set as part of Saturday's gig.....I may throw this in.
Blah / meh...
I WAY prefer Prince doing Clapner than the other way around.
I dig it.
Springsteen's version of Purple Rain is excellent, and Nils NAILED the solo!
This is also a fine version! Way to go EC!
He is not trying to make it work, it is a tribute to Prince.
Clapton opened the show with Que Sera Sera a tribute to Doris Day and closed with a tribute to Prince.
I get that, but my point being that it didn't move the needle for me and the reason was simply that the Prince voice mattered too much. Tom Jones did Prince's "Kiss" which might have been the greatest travesty in music history...it doesn't mean that I have to like the rendition because it was a tribute.
There are certain songs by certain artists that no one should ever even try to cover, because all you're going to do is subtract from it.
This is one of those songs.
^^^ THIS ^^^
There's a saying (and I paraphrase), "Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery"; however, IMHO, that doesn't apply to those blockbuster hits that artists create along the way - those are sacred ground.
I'm okay with the spirit of the cover, though I don't think it's a great cover. In the moment, it was probably meant as tribute/remembrance and nothing more.
He plays the licks close enough to invoke how Prince played them but still sounds like Clapton. I thought that was kind of cool.
Tom Jones' version of Kiss was terrific.....as is virtually everything he does.
It’d like to have 1/10,000 of EC’s talent.
Seems he was playing it simply as a tribute to Prince. Doesn't need to be judged nor was it intended to be a competition.
Haters will hate.