Skip to comments.Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, perform "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Posted on 03/10/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT by navysealdad
TOM PETTY, JEFF LYNNE, DHANI HARRISON, STEVE FERRONE, and PRINCE Performing "WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS" at the Induction of GEORGE HARRISON into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Ah yes, one of those songs about itself. We need more of those, just as we need more posts here like the brilliant post you are now reading!
The only thing with which I credit the Beatles is my wanting to be a rock star. I remember seeing all those girls lose their effing minds on the Ed Sullivan Show, and thinking, “That’s what I want to do”.
Prince is in the top 1% of guitarists. Magical...a nut mind you...but magical.
Prince may be a tad on the strange side, but he can play a mean guitar. Nice job.
If you ever thought that Prince was NOT a rocker, look no further. Wail.
Was that Stevie Winwood on the keyboards? Couldn’t find him in the band.
Who’s the young kid to the right of Tom Petty? He bears a remarkable resemblance to a young George Harrison. Is he related (grandson or something)?
Yeah, he's the African-American.
George was always my favorite Beatle. John was just a drugged out hippy and Paul was just a pretty boy wannabee (a Justin Bieber).
But, but, what about Pete Best?
I did not know Prince was such a guitar player.
Dave Clark was a great drummer.
Yeah, Prince is pretty darned good in this video. Impressive, but then again he was always a really good guitar player & showman. Too bad he went off the deep end with the weird name change thing, like Pee-pee-diddly or whatever that rapper clown guy is named these days.
There are two sets of keyboards, RC. Stevie is the one in the center stage...the big wooden box of keyboards (don’t know who makes that thing...looks like a classic Yamaha).
I suspect the black keyboardist was the late Billy Preston.
The kid to Tom Petty’s left is George’s son.
And once again:
If anyone wants to see this without clicking through zany.com with all of their scripts and tracking cookies here is the DIRECT link to the video where it resides, on you tube.
Prince comes out pretty good in the video, despite all the body gyrations, which many tend to confuse for brilliant guitar playing, and despite throwing the Fender at the end somewhere (into the audience?), and despite the song being a bit below his abilities, I mean a simple three chord thing, that for him looked like a piece of cake now worthy finishing, which is how I interpret the guitar tossing.
If you are going to keep doing this, why won’t you post the link directly to the video?
Why do you keep posting links to those crapware laden spy sites that put god knows what on visitors computers?
And don’t answer me via freepmail again.
Answer out here in the open where everyone can see.
yes it is true, the song is self-referential
but check the use of rhythm and rhyme
the song, it saw its full potential
and with this the beatles made their dime
BTW, if you play the song backward you can hear pedantic messages.
Yes, it is better than Your Song, the other Your Song, I Write the Songs, and Fire and Rain, all of which have been a logical mystery to me.
Hey, MY Song is deep, man!
The guy to the right of TP is Dhany Harrison, George’s son. The keyboard player is not Billy Preston.
Blistering! That may be the guitar solo of the decade.
We are changing the subject. Back to the topic. Actually, This Song, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, is Just an Old Fashioned Love Song For You Sung Blue.
Well Prince didn’t ruin the song - he wasn’t half bad IMO - but given the company he was in he would’ve been well advised to tone down the theatrics.
I assumed it was his grandson or something because as it turns out this is an old video from 2004. I should have realized Harrison would have been inducted into the "whatever" hall of fame a long time ago, especially since he died in 2001.
So since this is a 9 year old video, I wonder how Prince is looking these days :). He's always looked young for his age, but it does explain why he didn't look as old as I expected in this video.
I think you are correct!
It was good, but it wasn't that good :P. Go to youtube and watch just about anything from the last 10 years by Joe Bonamassa, then get back to me. I realize this will probably start another subjective "who's the best guitarist ever" flame war like in those stupid "top 100 guitarists of all time" threads, but hey - I got my vote in early for Joe B. :).
Looks JUST LIKE his dad. Only better looking.
Being that they are purely commercial ventures, these “Halls of Fame”, they like to “induct” the big significant people multiple times, and so, Harrison was inducted as a Beatle, and later (why later, I don’t know, but it certainly served the HoF hoopla better that way) as a solo artist, and will be inducted, if he hasn’t been yet, as a member of the Willburys.
there is a story behind it and it is as simple as money. He became a "symbol" or "artist formerly known as Prince" in order to record, release and collect money on projects that he was in charge of. It was a way of getting out of his Sony contract because "Prince" owed them some albums..... but the "symbol" or the "artist formerly known as Prince" didn't owe them dick.
He's a strange dude but very savvy about his money, his music and who controls the master tapes/digital rights. We won't be seeing him in the bankruptcy court anytime soon. Apparently for a real short guy he's a bad a## basketball player also..hahhahahahaa,
LOL!! Thanks. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen that. Should have guessed it would be something from Dave Chappelle. He had a running theme with Prince. Funny stuff.
Who effing cares? If it bothers you so much just post the link to youtube as a comment and be done with it.
If you have to ask who the best ever American guitarist is then you have never heard of Johnny Smith. His best recordings were in the 50’s, but here is a recording at a later age.
Excellent! Nice to see TP, Jeff, and some of the Wilburys getting on to jam...
“Who effing cares? If it bothers you so much just post the link to youtube as a comment and be done with it.”
It bothers me when somebody keeps using FR to generate hits to irrelevant websites with the obvious intent to make money for themselves.
A lot of people are trying to keep this place running with donations. They are not doing that so people can pimp their blogs or clog up bandwidth directing freepers to their personal pay per click sites.
I agree with your sentiments completely.
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For brilliance, reference the original recording- on which the guitar was played by an uncredited (nobody did back then on albums) Eric Clapton (without gyrations and considerably more taste and tone— the guitar actually weeps and it isn’t crocodile tears).
In all humble opinion. Do like prince’s writing (manic monday, 1999, Little Red Corvette— all good tunes).
Love Johnny Smith- tone timing taste and something else, kindness. And not forget Joe Pass, who abandoned playing with a pick to play with bare fingers— incomparable.
Got no problem with prince as a writer. And none at all with Winwood or Petty (used to see Mudcrutch back home). Really though- for real players the idea is not “hey look at me” but what serves the song.
So,for enjoyment here, submitted for your approval from the early 60-70’s rock era— and one from 1989:
1.)The Atlanta Rhythm Section (JR Cobb, Buddy Buie, Paul Goddard Ronnie Hammond)....prior known as the Classics IV (backing Dennis Yost). It doesn’t have to be “shredding or searing”. Melody. Tone. Taste.
“Champagne Jam”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChonhV6r5XM
2.) Live, Little Feat (right off the plane LA to London) who ratchet it up all the way to the end, with incredible internal rhythms. Slide guitar par excellence.
“Two degrees in BeBop a Phd in Swing he’s a natural rhythm he’s a rocknroll king....”
“RocknRoll Doctor”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEOlTZGuLKM
3.) Finally, Steve Ray Vaughan Live 1989
Seriously flat out blues man who died way young and loved to play. It flowed through him.
Jeff Lynne does a much better job than Prince on lead and with out the stupid stage theatrics. I’m sorry but Prince’s work is simply repetitive and a pale imitation of the Hendrix meme he’s been trying to make work for decades. He’s adequate, IMHO.