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Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince. & nbsp; “Data-reactid =” 32 “> Many years ago, Prince sang” Party over, oops, outta time “- predicting one last purple pre-apocalypse hurray in his cold war hit,” 1999 “. Well, Prince could have been about 21 years ahead. But a phrase like “life is just a party, and the parties were not meant to last” certainly sounded strange and unexpected on Tuesday, when CBS finally aired Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince.
The plans for the overhead crane of this giant, looped and symbolic stage. Leader Sheila E. and host Maya Rudolph were wrapped in purple glitter all over her body. The goddess of the electric guitar St. Vincent absolutely tears up the “controversy” and looks like a protege of the prince of the 80s in her lavender lace leotard, the pointed bob Sheena Easton and her frayed space boots. Beck criss-crosses “Raspberry Beret” in his baggy shirt and pastel Paisley Park suit. Heartthrob Miguel in an escaped blouse, taking the packed audience, not at all social distance on a trip directly to Erotic City with his sweaty and scenic interpretation of “I would like to die 4 U”. John Legend, Gary Clark Jr. and Mavis Staples take everyone to church with their gospel blankets out of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, “The Cross” and “Purple Rain”. Etc.
Yes, beloveds, we were gathered here today, in quarantine, to get through this thing called life – and this princely show was just the kind of escape entertainment we all needed.
first artist to record at Paisley Park studios after Prince’s death. Ballerina Misty Copeland, who toured with Prince a decade ago, beautifully spun on stage the spectacular performance of H.E.R. “The Beautiful Ones”. And while Chris Martin and Susanna Hoffs’ slow-motion remake of “Manic Monday” was somewhat airless, the Bangles frontwoman’s personal connection to the song Prince gave her under the pseudonym Christopher gave yet another at the moment a certain sweetness. »Reactid =” 39 “> What did Let’s go crazy such an effective tribute to “the enduring spirit of the artist still known as the Prince”, as Rudolph put it, was the personal bond that so many participants had with the Purple One. The aforementioned Beck, for example, received his Grammy Presenter’s album of the year trophy of the year in 2015, and was the first artist to record at Paisley Park Studios after Prince died. Ballerina Misty Copeland, who toured with Prince a decade ago, beautifully spun on stage the spectacular performance of H.E.R. “The Beautiful Ones”. And while Chris Martin and Susanna Hoffs’ slow-motion remake of “Manic Monday” was somewhat airless, the Bangles singer’s personal connection to the song Prince gave her under the pseudonym Christopher gave yet another at the moment a certain sweetness.
One moment that certainly was not without air was when the Foo Fighters, at the request of Grammy-winning television producer Ken Ehrlich, revamped their virulent and exuberant coverage of “Darling Nikki” for the first time in almost two decades. . Singer Dave Grohl shyly admitted that Prince hated Foos’ version. “I don’t know if Prince liked him that much,” he chuckled. “And we hadn’t planned on doing it – we haven’t played it in 20 years. But let’s do it! Off the air, Grohl noted that he and Prince patched things up (as evidenced by the fact that Prince covered the Foos “Best of Me” during his 2007 Super Bowl halftime show) and even a once stuck together in an empty stadium – which Grohl called “the best moment of my pop life”.
But it was the members of Prince’s inner purple circle that really drove the crowd crazy. Sheila E. not only served as the show’s musical director with Time’s Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, but served with the Foo Fighters and Common (for “Sign O ‘the Times”) and made her way through “America And his own Prince smash writes, “Glamorous life.” Morris Day and the Time, entertainingly presented as “perhaps the greatest creation of Prince apart from himself,” knocked the house down with “Jungle Love”, “Cool” and “The Bird”, with an appearance of the famous sidekick brandishing Jerome Benton mirrors. And Prince’s most famous group, The Revolution, was the MVP of the night, triumphantly accompanying Rudolph Princess’ tribute duo on an exuberant “Delirious” and Staples on “Purple Rain”, as well as new heights with the majestic ” Mountains “.
is music. To love Prince is to love music, “proclaimed Rudolph. “In his extremely productive time here, Prince has created a body of work that will truly survive us. “” Data-reactid = “106”> Although nothing can compare to the missing man of the hour – “When it came to playing, I’m sorry, but Prince still beat everyone”, recognized Rudolph, as the audience roared in agreement – in uncertain times, there was something comforting to see so many artists united in their nostalgia for Prince. “For me, Prince East the music. To love Prince is to love music, “proclaimed Rudolph. “In his extremely productive time here, Prince has created a body of work that will truly outlast us.”
HER. and Gary Clark Jr. “Let’s go crazy”
Miguel, “I would die 4 U”
John Legend, “Nothing compares 2 U”
S.E.R., “The Beautiful Ones”
Usher, “Little Red Corvette”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”
Chris Martin and Susanna Hoffs, “Manic Monday”
The Time, “Jungle Love”, Cool, “The Bird”
Foo Fighters, “Darling Nikki” (they also did “Pop Life” live)
Earth, wind and fire, “Adore”
Common, “Sign O‘ the times “
Beck, “Raspberry Beret”
Gary Clark Jr., “The Cross”
Sheila E., “America”, “Free”, “The Glamorous Life”
Mavis Staples and the Revolution, “Purple Rain”
All-stars, “Baby, I’m a star”
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