Prince the rhythm and funk guitarist

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by justanotherguy, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. justanotherguy

    justanotherguy Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    I know his soloing skills were amazing but I honestly think his bigger impact on me and maybe on music was in how funky his rhythm parts were.

    In my mind he introduced a generation of suburban kids to the funk.

    I think about the funk breakdown in "Batdance" for example. It makes the song.

    Or that signature funk lick in "Kiss." I'd never heard anything like it as a white teen in NJ. It made me want to learn how to do that.

    "Alphabet St." Had another great funky guitar groove.

    Prince brought funk guitar to white, 1980s America. And we're all richer for it.
  2. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Agreed. He was a backdoor to Parliament/Funkadelic and then some for a lot of us white kids in the suburbs.
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