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Prince goes crazy on Edgar Winter

Slowed down “Let’s Go Crazy” rehearsal has fun

By Mark C. Brown Apr 2, 2013 2:21PM

His royal badness

When Dave Grohl addressed SXSW for his keynote speech last month he mentioned some of the music that influenced him as a child and started scat-singing the melody of “Frankenstein,” the Edgar Winter Band monster instrumental hit.


Apparently he wasn’t the only one of his generation inspired by it. Prince has leaked the audio of a rehearsal session of his hit “Let’s Go Crazy,” and about 2:30 into it the song takes a very “Frankenstein” turn of events. Check it out.


And check out EWB’s original version for old time’s sake.

If nothing else this is making fans drool over the small-club dates Prince has coming up (and maybe taking the edge off the sticker-shock prices of $200+ a ticket). Stay tuned, his Royal Badness apparently isn't done with us yet.


 

 

 

17Comments
Apr 3, 2013 9:05AM
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And also: Prince is a great performer and actor. I just wish the world would learn what real guitar playing is.
Apr 3, 2013 9:03AM
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THAT is considered a REWORK? Nasty, fuzzy, almost unintelligible segue into a simple line of Frankenstein? Seriously. The world needs to figure out that, while Prince is a great overall musician, his individual guitar talent really isn't all that. His playing guitar tends to be more "poser" stance and attitude than real playing. I really like Prince, but the world's thoughts about him are even bigger than his own thoughts about his persona. And it is just a persona. The guy himself is a pretty quiet, easy going guy.
Apr 3, 2013 8:56AM
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it's hard to beat the original. Man, this takes me back to great times.
Apr 3, 2013 8:53AM
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Prince? Yes...awesome no doubt...amazing. Edgar and Johnny Winter? More of the pioneer than Prince and ahead of their time for sure. No one had ever heard what they were doing in the 70's. I am a huge fan of all.

 

 

Apr 3, 2013 7:59AM
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Musical genious. He doesn't seem to age either. What's up with that?

Apr 3, 2013 4:03AM
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i will always love Prince he has always reinvented himself over and over!
Apr 3, 2013 3:28AM
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I thought Prince was one of Jehovah's Hypocrites...
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