Let’s Watch Prince Casually Destroy Everything In Sight With This Amazing Guitar Solo
If you want to check out this 2-minute clip of Prince absolutely MURDERING his guitar during a reworked version of “Something in the Water” from 1999, walk, don’t run, as Prince has been notorious for throwing up videos on his official YouTube page and then pulling them down whenever the mood strikes.
Damn if Prince is not the most effortless guitar player ever. He doesn’t sweat. He doesn’t make those guitar faces that suggest the guitarist is engaging extreme physical labor such as pulling a helicopter with his teeth. Prince just stands there being funky and awesome and sexy as fuck.
The clip is from Prince’s full show at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and when you read the review of the show, you will be sad forevermore that you did not get to see this concert.
Dressed in a yellow suit over a matching turtleneck, and with his Afro grown out almost to the heights depicted on the cover of his 1978 debut, For You, Prince alternated between the two styles he has brought to the stage in the past year: horn-heavy soul grooves, backed by the latest incarnation of the New Power Generation, and stripped-down rock with the three-piece, all-female 3rd Eye Girl.
There was a 20-piece band with 11 horn players. Eleven horn players, people. For the last year or so, Prince has been doing these one-off shows in various locations, and while word is he’s gearing up for a full tour, there’s no official announcement but good lord it cannot come soon enough.