It’s been a while since I’ve pointed out the wonderful (and often howlingly funny) wesite Cracked.com. This list, of 5 Rock Stars You Won’t Believe Are Secretly Musical Geniuses, was fascinating:
Of the ones described, #3, Prince, really blew my mind. Yes, I know his music pretty well (though I’m not as familiar with some of his more recent output). Yes, I know he is very prolific and has written mountains of music. I also knew he played various instruments, including the guitar.
However, I didn’t realize until seeing the video below just what a terrific guitar player he is.
The interesting thing is that he’s basically invisible for the first half of this song. Then, when the solo begins, you just can’t keep your eyes -and ears!- off his performance. Truly great stuff!