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Poll Question: what is the best song and which got teh ebst guitar solo?
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    Posted: July 25 2013 at 18:02
needs no further info on who is playing that is quite obvious,






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 18:11
Now if this had been that awful Scissor Sisters' cover of Comfortably Numb(they should've been hanged, drawn and quartered for that abomination), then you might just have gotten away with this poll, but then again I think you know how this is going to turn out eh?LOLTongue

I love Purple Rain, don't get me wrong - probably the perfect track for a slow dance, a smooch and a quick bra check, but we're talking Comfortably Numb here..... Both songs are actually pretty similarly constructed with the two verses, chorus, bridge and then you have that guitar solo at the end, but for me there is no contest - whatsoever.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 19:13
and Guns and Roses took both songs and constructed November Rain and Queensryche did the same   with Silent Lucidity 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 19:15
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Now if this had been that awful Scissor Sisters' cover of Comfortably Numb(they should've been hanged, drawn and quartered for that abomination), then you might just have gotten away with this poll, but then again I think you know how this is going to turn out eh?LOLTongue

I love Purple Rain, don't get me wrong - probably the perfect track for a slow dance, a smooch and a quick bra check, but we're talking Comfortably Numb here..... Both songs are actually pretty similarly constructed with the two verses, chorus, bridge and then you have that guitar solo at the end, but for me there is no contest - whatsoever.
Purple Rain is 1 000000 times better the Scissor Sisters violation of a cover attempt, i mean a trillion times better, 
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I may just prefer When Doves Cry to Purple Rain. I think it was a small stroke of genius that he "neglected" to include the bass track, and it's still funky as hell.
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There will be no surprise where my vote lies.
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Well no contest here really, I usually don't enjoy Prince so much, except for this stellar performance.

http://pann.nate.com/video/208491903

I love it when he unleashes his Hendrix influence.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 01:54
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

I may just prefer When Doves Cry to Purple Rain.

Me too.
Voted Comfortably Numb BTW. I like Prince especially for his musical innovation (for instance the percussion to When Doves Cry). Gilmour on the other hand is one of my favourite guitar players. On Comfortably Numb he does, once again, a good job, although I prefer his solo on Another Brick In The Wall.
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Originally posted by sagichim sagichim wrote:

Well no contest here really, I usually don't enjoy Prince so much, except for this stellar performance.

http://pann.nate.com/video/208491903

I love it when he unleashes his Hendrix influence.
have you seen Prince cover of My Guitar Gently Weeps along with Clapton and Knophler and peeps, quite interesting footage
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^ No. I'll check it out
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The truth is I think a lot of Pink Floyd's music is overrated.  I think there's a big drop in the quality of their albums after Dark Side of the Moon.  I'd rather listen to Prince, to be perfectly honest.  However, Comfortably Numb is one of their best songs, on an album that is filled with mostly mediocre ones.
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Never been a fan of The Artist Formerly Known As the One Who Poured Purple Rain on Us, despite his undeniable talents. Floyd for me.
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The guy who's always at war with his fans vs. the guy who spit on his fans?

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I voted both because I cannot discredit Purple Rain too.
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Both are brilliant. Would've voted Comfortably Numb if I hadn't seen a video of a young Bulgarian girl playing Purple Rain flawlessly on FB yesterday evening, reminding me of how good that track is. Now I can only vote 'both'.
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Did anyone catch Prince on Saturday Night Live (I tape it just for the music).....he blew the room away!  He's a serious motherhumper of a guitar player.  That said, Run Like Hell and Numb are my only two reason for ever digging out the Wall (oh, and that Dirty Woman song). 
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