Prince, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne "While my guitar..." - Who is first lead guitarist?

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  1. jmcorey

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    So in this video, which has been making the rounds on social media, does anyone know who the first lead guitarist is?

     
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    He is "and others". Says so right there in the title

    I've wondered that myself - he nails the original vibe of the song
     
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    Marc Mann
     
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    Yes, I thought he did a great job. Don't envy him though. By the time Prince was finished......
     
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    I thought Marc's guitar fills fit the song much better. Prince's solo performance was showboating "look at me" while the others were much more reserved. Harrison's son sure looks like his father, so nice to see him play his dad's music too.
     
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    I totally agree with you. And to call Price's solo here the greatest of all time is just plain ridiculous.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    It's almost like he was a performer or something.
     
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    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    It's a flat out amazing solo. The other guy was good, but he's mostly just parroting a lot of Clapton's original phrases.

    Yeah it's blown up wiht 'greatest of all time' . But it's a flat out smoking solo, he plays his ass off, it's tasty, fits the song and OMG was actually entertaining to watch!
     
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    The other guitarist just plays what's on the original, right? I like what was on the original recording more than Prince's take, but I don't think it's a fair comparison. Both guys got hired for a certain job and both did it well, but one of the guys was picked to show up and be Prince and absolutely nailed it.

    I think this video is overrated when it comes to showing off Prince's guitar skill. It's almost more about how he played than what he played. Not sure I'd be as impressed to a straight listen, but the video is fun to watch.

    Not a big Prince fan, but I've been checking out quite a few guitar heavy Prince videos over the last few days and I'd pick almost any others I've come across over WMGGW.
     
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    I've been reading comments like this since this video first started making rounds on the internet. While I agree that "greatest guitar solo ever" is hyperbole, the level of disapproval that comes from so many seems absurd. The tasteful, note-for-note accurate articulation of the iconic solo had already been played, and when it was Prince's time to solo, he had to do something different than what had just been done. As to the showmanship, well...

    Exactly.
     
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    The guy was an entertainer first and foremost. He's always been about the show, and the quality of the music. Not the guitar bit. The show.

    It shows in his gear approach, how he hires other musicians, and the way every little detail was thought out in production.

    Dissecting one solo to judge him by is idiotic. I personally thoroughly enjoyed this solo, and thought it paid great tribute to George, while still being Prince. And the crowd ate it up.
    For a non guitar playing person, this COULD be the greatest of all time. For them. It's conjecture.

    But let's by all means have a semantic argument about the title of the video. :facepalm
     
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    If you want to see how talented Marc Mann is, watch the Concert for George. He is the one covering all of George's slide parts. And he NAILS them. George's style and phrasing is so very unique, that's not an easy job.
     
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    OT, but Jeff Lynne has such a distinctive voice. Nobody sounds like him.
     
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    My bad, I thought the song was to honor george harrison only. I then googled the show and Prince was also inducted to the hall of fame during this show too, thus it puts the performance into perspective for me now.
     
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    Marc Mann also played it with Clapton, McCartney, Starr, and Lynne.

    Guess he's the Mann!

     
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    This is what I was talking about for the Concert for George - Marc Mann does the slide work here in Isn't it A Pity
     
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    Better that, than to have to follow it!

    I don't know, but I have to think they knew/planned that Prince was going to be the featured guy, he didn't just decide to torch the thing and play a longer, bigger solo without the other guys expecting it..
     
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    not running him down at all, he played what was expected and fit the song. But trying to compare those two solos is more than a little silly.
    I see him as kind of the 'session guy' told to cop the original.
    Prince was brought in to be Prince.
     
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    it's the 'jam' at the R&R hall of fame.

    We dont' compare page and perry on Train kept a rollin do we?

    It's the Jam. it was a fun thing to watch. Glad they got Dhani up there.
     

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