Holy smokes indeed! You can take things apart all you like, but deny this is a good rock performance, & you're missing the point big time!
Originally Posted by jornthedrummer
she wouldn't get the gig if she played the same, but was a man.
I think we all know that.
Quite possibly. The female band vibe is obviously crafted deliberately. So Prince put out the brief, & she got the part. That's cool for her as far as I'm concerned, & if "fairness" is a consideration, think of the number of damn good female drummers who don't
get a gig because of gender.
Ok, let's put another angle on this. Suppose you put Vinnie in the driving seat, & substitute the other band members for highly skilled male players. Would it sound good? - hell yes. Would it sound the same? - no. Moreover, that show had an energy that actually benefitted from a crude rock edge. The package works, & works well IMO. It's entertainment folks!