The song was also notable for opening with a funeral-like organ solo with Prince giving the “eulogy” for “this thing called life.” That eulogy ends with a distinctive drum machine pattern and then quickly becomes a full hard rock number with heavy guitar, bass and keyboards. The song’s percussion was programmed with the venerable Linn LM-1 drum machine, an instrument frequently used in many of Prince’s songs.
“Traffic Jam”, by “Weird Al” Yankovic, is a style parody of “Let’s Go Crazy”, while two segments of Prince’s unaccompanied guitar solo in the song’s coda were sampled into Public Enemy’s single “Brothers Gonna Work It Out”.
Song shows Prince’s skills on guitar. Prince plays Hendrix-styled guitar licks and solos.
Edited by Timitzi on 1 Aug 2009, 13:57
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