quote:Originally posted by AudioGuy:
IMO, Price is the more talented artist - on his first couple of albums he played ALL of the instruments. I don't think Mike can/could've do(ne) that.
OK - I'll start some stuff to keep this discussion going.
Prince may have been more talented in the sense that he can play a number of instruments, but IMHO, Mike's vocals and dancing/performance are so far superior to Prince that the ultimate experience blows Prince away. Who cares that Prince plays more than one instrument? We consume the music and the performance in total - and in those categories, Mike is miles and miles ahead of Prince. It ain't even close.
I saw the Purple Rain concert as well as Mike around the same time. The Prince show was fantastic. He is a great performer - absolutely. BUT - he don't come close to Mike in his prime. Back in the day, Mike was incredible - better than anyone else on the planet.