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Thread started 03/14/20 9:49am

MattyJam

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Van Hunt covers Lets Go Crazy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZJQjcsv5bs

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Reply #1 posted 03/15/20 9:14am

RJOrion

that was horrible
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Reply #2 posted 03/15/20 2:57pm

TheFman

my ears broke

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Reply #3 posted 03/16/20 1:08pm

funkypixie

I think its cool, good to hear a different take on the song rather than a glorified karoake effort (i.e Bruno Mars at the Grammys). Its got that 'early 70's Sly Stone with a twist' sound that VH does so well.

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Reply #4 posted 03/16/20 2:50pm

2020

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F IN AWFUL

werent there people on this site that spoke of how talented this guy is? WRONG

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #5 posted 03/16/20 4:21pm

Milty2

I like it. It's totally left field and it sounds like he tried to channel Prince a little with the multitracked background vocals. It also has a D'Angelo vibe. Maybe D'Angelo doing prince vibe lol.

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Reply #6 posted 03/16/20 10:25pm

Phase3

It was great until he started singing.What songs is Van Hunt famous for?
[Edited 3/16/20 22:25pm]
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Reply #7 posted 03/16/20 11:51pm

MattyJam

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2020 said:

F IN AWFUL



werent there people on this site that spoke of how talented this guy is? WRONG


I would take Van Hunts 04-20 output over Prince's 89-16 output any day of the week.

Regardless of what you think of this cover, Van is absolutely the real fucking deal and I consider him to be the greatest songwriter of the last 30 years.

If anyone cares to check out his work, here's a few songs I would recommend to a beginner:

The Lowest 1 Of My Desires
Headroom
Mean Sleep
There's Never A G'Time To Say G'Bye
At The End Of A Slow Dance
North Hollywood
Falls (Violet)
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Reply #8 posted 03/17/20 5:01am

KlyphIsBackAga
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MattyJam said:

2020 said:

F IN AWFUL

werent there people on this site that spoke of how talented this guy is? WRONG

I would take Van Hunts 04-20 output over Prince's 89-16 output any day of the week. Regardless of what you think of this cover, Van is absolutely the real fucking deal and I consider him to be the greatest songwriter of the last 30 years. If anyone cares to check out his work, here's a few songs I would recommend to a beginner: The Lowest 1 Of My Desires Headroom Mean Sleep There's Never A G'Time To Say G'Bye At The End Of A Slow Dance North Hollywood Falls (Violet)

yeahthat

Finally got to see him in ATL last year. Amazing

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Reply #9 posted 03/17/20 5:40am

JorisE73

MattyJam said:

2020 said:

F IN AWFUL

werent there people on this site that spoke of how talented this guy is? WRONG

I would take Van Hunts 04-20 output over Prince's 89-16 output any day of the week. Regardless of what you think of this cover, Van is absolutely the real fucking deal and I consider him to be the greatest songwriter of the last 30 years. If anyone cares to check out his work, here's a few songs I would recommend to a beginner: The Lowest 1 Of My Desires Headroom Mean Sleep There's Never A G'Time To Say G'Bye At The End Of A Slow Dance North Hollywood Falls (Violet)


I like Van Hunt, but he's not THAT good. He's much better than D'angelo tho.

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Reply #10 posted 03/17/20 5:59am

RJOrion

Van Hunt's music is nowhere near as good as D'Angelo's... on any level
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Reply #11 posted 03/17/20 6:16am

TheLotus

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Sounded like he changed the lyrics too. I heard: "Let's go crazy... let's get nuts... look for the purple letter til they put us in control."

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I'm usually not down for anyone covering Prince. This is no exception.

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Reply #12 posted 03/17/20 6:28am

MattyJam

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RJOrion said:

Van Hunt's music is nowhere near as good as D'Angelo's... on any level


I don't even consider D'angelo fit to be mentioned in the same league as Van. Everything from productivity, songwriting, diversity, musicianship and vocals, Van smokes D'angelo on all fronts.
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Reply #13 posted 03/17/20 6:45am

RJOrion

MattyJam said:

RJOrion said:

Van Hunt's music is nowhere near as good as D'Angelo's... on any level


I don't even consider D'angelo fit to be mentioned in the same league as Van. Everything from productivity, songwriting, diversity, musicianship and vocals, Van smokes D'angelo on all fronts.



you must BE Van Hunt or work for him...
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Reply #14 posted 03/17/20 6:51am

jdcxc

Artists shud move on from the HITS.

The best covers have been deeper catalog songs that are not as identifiable to Prince’s unigue persona.
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Reply #15 posted 03/17/20 9:01am

MattyJam

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RJOrion said:

MattyJam said:
I don't even consider D'angelo fit to be mentioned in the same league as Van. Everything from productivity, songwriting, diversity, musicianship and vocals, Van smokes D'angelo on all fronts.
you must BE Van Hunt or work for him...

Nope. Just a big fan of Van.

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Reply #16 posted 03/19/20 10:29pm

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Phase3 said:

It was great until he started singing.What songs is Van Hunt famous for? [Edited 3/16/20 22:25pm]

Probably his biggest hit is "Hopeless", given to Dionne Farris for the "Love Jones" soundtrack.

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Reply #17 posted 03/20/20 1:07am

Vannormal

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I agree that Van Hunt is absolutely great,

but this is,

well,

just ok.

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next.

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"...no matter what, all will be fine, always."
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Reply #18 posted 03/20/20 7:44am

PURPLEIZED3121

love it...borderline D'Angelo!

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