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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 04:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Brian May’s solo from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has hit the No.10 spot in Gibson guitars Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time.

Truly a solo worthy of Wayne and Garth’s Mirth Mobile, Brian May’s work on “Bohemian Rhapsody” transports the song from its ballad portion to the monstrous opera that’s to come. As such, May’s solo isn’t just a show-off moment; it’s a real, functioning part of the song. His counterpart to the main melody makes a seemingly simple transition from the weighty emotion of Freddie Mercury wishing he’d never been born to the whimsy of scaramouche and fandango. Of course, the solo itself is a startlingly beautiful piece of work – a singable classic complete with May’s quivering notes, that cascading run and those mountain-scaling highs. And then, after the opera, we all get to headbang. – Bryan Wawzenek

The Top 10 read as follows:


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Must be the top-50 "most well-known guitar solos", because Brian's had far more interesting solos, both in the studio and live. Think of his work on ADATR or QII, or Brighton Rock, or Bijou.


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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian ever said in one interview that the guitar solo he liked to be remembered for is the one he played in Killer Queen.

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Posted: 04 Oct 10, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not a solo reference, but he's also said that the riff he was most proud of was the work in 'Tie Your Mother Down'.  Couldn't agree more...that song is simply one of the best of it's type.

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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: Not a solo reference, but he's also said that the riff he was most proud of was the work in 'Tie Your Mother Down'.  Couldn't agree more...that song is simply one of the best of it's type.
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I don't know....It's Late and White Man are pretty damn good guitar-riffs, too!


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Posted: 05 Oct 10, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about "Put Out The Fire"? That's a pretty cool riff as well.
Nobody plays A-D/A riffs like Brian. :)

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Posted: 06 Oct 10, 03:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: Not a solo reference, but he's also said that the riff he was most proud of was the work in 'Tie Your Mother Down'.  Couldn't agree more...that song is simply one of the best of it's type.

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+1.  Spot on, GF.


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