Dead link. Amazing, even in his death, he is protecting his music.
If it were Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, McCartney, Bowie, (+top hip-hop artists of the time) or other 'legends', yes I'd expect some mention of a U.S. lead war just starting to take place instead of spending the concert complaining about his own fate as a commercial artist.
Let's just appreciate him for what he was, a great pop musician.
He made people happy; with simple lyrics, top notch musical skills and stage presence.
"I recall seeing him @ MSG some years ago, just as we were entering the Iraq war. No mention of it whatsoever or the world around him but instead at least 20 minutes in diatribes about how his record company was mistreating him etc. People were dying en masse but who really cares. Everything was about him...even if he was one sexy motherfucker."
the fact that you wanted him to talk about the Iraq war at a concert is disconcerting.
Looking for underground song by Le Mac- I'm ready.. anyone know where I can find it
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Thanks for sharing as I felt I was there to bear witness to the greatest musical artist of this generation. RIP Prince. You now sing with Kings in the Kingdom.
Thank you. I loved Prince. Huge fan and heartbroken. He will be miss
What a special night it was for those who were lucky enough to be at the fox for the final Prince show! Amazing performance!
Being a native NY'kr my self, I also made the move to atl in 06. I planned a surprise birthday dinner at Flambeau and was so delighted to have Red Alert take me back to the days of my youth in NYC. We had a great time, and because of him, me an the rest of my ny crew will always remember the time we had there. Ill never forget when I asked him to play a request "Love is the Message" which he declined and said he was not taking request, but he did go and play the song and shouted us out on the radio for his puerto roc crew from brooklyn Love you Uncle Red!!!!
May he rest in peace, but it is interesting how we tend to sanctify artists upon their deaths.
Prince for all his talent was a notoriously conceited and self-righteous person. He would be dismissive of other musicians and even fought against the rights of his fans. (heck he wouldn't even allow photographs at shows, even the pope isn't that controlling)
I recall seeing him @ MSG some years ago, just as we were entering the Iraq war. No mention of it whatsoever or the world around him but instead at least 20 minutes in diatribes about how his record company was mistreating him etc. People were dying en masse but who really cares. Everything was about him...even if he was one sexy motherfucker.
Thank you for sharing this! This is priceless to hear! Thank you, as I never got the opportunity to see him live.
I was there....and I have all the audio of this show....the photo had to have been taken from the balcony....because the ushers were like the FEDS...no cameras.... so I laid my camera in my lap and just let it rolled....
Thank you so much for this post I enjoyed listening as I an a huge prince fan.
If you are “always in rare form,” then wouldn't that form be not rare at all?
That bit at 1:08:00 was clever. "How am I gonna get out of this groove?"
link is live again, but yes, Prince was not taper friendly. he was a perfectionist in every sense of the word.
From Marseille (France)....I love you for ever, never forgot you.....by you and D.Bowie, in the 80's I've discover music, THE MUSIC .....راحة روحك........Color me sad :-( bad year !!
Can someone please help me find this rare 'listen'??
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