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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


At a gig recently a roadie (not connected to Queen) claimed to know that Brian May does not play some particularly tricky guitar parts and that "his assistants help out". He mentioned the main riff in  "Dead On Time" as an example.
What do you reckon? I don't think Brian has ever played that live. Also, his live solos tend to dwell on slow reflective stuff or basic rocking riffs rather than any fast flash-harry stuff.




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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did you tell him to f**k off? I hope you did. And yes, CBE have never played this one live. Nice work by Rog, by the way.


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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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At a gig recently a roadie (not connected to Queen) claimed to know that Brian May does not play some particularly tricky guitar parts and that "his assistants help out". He mentioned the main riff in  "Dead On Time" as an example.
What do you reckon? I don't think Brian has ever played that live. Also, his live solos tend to dwell on slow reflective stuff or basic rocking riffs rather than any fast flash-harry stuff.


Brian May is sloppy and he can't shred. That's why Steve Vai is backstage at every gig banging out the solos to Tie Your Mother Down and Now I'm Here while Brian mimes out front. That man can throw shapes better than anyone, I swear to God. 







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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't believe everything people tell you dude. Brian is very capable of handling that riff since he's the one that wrote the tune. I suppose this "roadie" believes that Brian couldn't handle the guitar work in Princes of the Universe either. This is why this guy is a roadie and not on the stage. Does this guy know who Brian May is?

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This "dude" is probably a former mime.

You said "at a gig recently".  Was this a Mini-Kiss concert and their roadie was real short?  Yeah, I know that guy.
He's full of it.

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can anybody doubt the skills of a man that can handle the Universe in is own (okay with a little help from Sir Moore)

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Posted: 25 Jan 10, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does he play the solo on the album in sections?  Yes.  Does he actually play it?  Yes.  Did he create the licks?  Yes.  Does the fact that he didn't do it in one take make him less of a guitar player?  No.   Weird, why is the internet often about cutting people down?

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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

erh hello have any of you guys seen the star licks instructional guitar video ( now on youtube ) brian seems to handle dead on time main riff and solos ok on this to any disbelieviers  out there !!!!!!!


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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Watch the Brian May Starlicks video to see him play the Dead On Time solo live.

My God, some people do come up withsome tripe don't they.

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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just check out Brian playing on the Garlicks video.  Smells.


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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian also played the riff on some occassions during the Jazz tour. I believe there is a recording out there which proves this. I say occassionS, as I assume he did this more often since references to other non-played Queen songs was quite common for Queen.




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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two comments

A/  Bollocks the guy is full of it

B/  He is confusing the fact that Jamie plays on stage with them now


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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







splicksplack wrote:



Also, his live solos tend to dwell on slow reflective stuff or basic rocking riffs rather than any fast flash-harry stuff.


You're right.  It seems Brian has his place of comfort on stage.  In the studio he does more technically demanding things, but live he generally takes a step back.  He's not the kind of player to practice for hours a day.  Even in his prime, he spent his time doing other things, like writing hit songs.  What good are chops if you can't write a good song?  Guys like Steve Vai are phenomenal guitarists, but he hasn't written a song that will be remembered 50 years from now.  In fact, he'll probably be forgotten 50 years from now, and people will still be listening to A Night At The Opera.

That said, he did the solo from These Are The Days Of Our Lives in 05-06, and the solo in the middle of A Kind Of Magic is a tricky one too.  And let's not forget that he did the tapping solo in One Vision just about every night in 1986 flawlessly.   Except for Wembley..



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Posted: 26 Jan 10, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sir GH wrote:















splicksplack wrote:







Also, his live solos tend to dwell on slow reflective stuff or basic rocking riffs rather than any fast flash-harry stuff.






  It seems Brian has his place of comfort on stage. 


Yep, playing the same guitar 'solo' for 15 years..... thats comfort. Why did Brian never shred it and do something different for once? Theres being a 'perfectionist' and being a bit of a coward.......

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Posted: 27 Jan 10, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


What if you´ve been shredding for 30 years and you´re shredding on stage every night?

Isn't that playing safe as well?





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Posted: 27 Jan 10, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Jazz Odyssey' anyone?


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Posted: 27 Jan 10, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check t this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaCsjLXJCKE&feature=related

2:25 and 3:00 till 4:44

BRIAN IS UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL!!!!


So... FUCK OFF ANTI QUEEN ANTI BRIAN MORONS

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To you he's a coward, but to the other 99% of the audience he's playing the solos he's well-known for, the way they remember them.

That said, check out this version of A Kind Of Magic from the last tour, which was never done the same way twice.  We all know Brian is a guy of structure, but he has his moments of letting loose too.  And if you're really paying attention, he nails the little sweep picking part near the end of the song (after "that lasts")... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evrrn0QnBIM



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Posted: 27 Jan 10, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sir GH wrote:

 And if you're really paying attention

That's Mooghead out!







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