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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interestingly enough i couldn't find a section devoted solely to this topic. I am aware of some of his guest appearances.

Predictably the Jeffrey Osborne album STAY WITH ME TONIGHT (Stay with Me Tonight & Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right)

personally i think the latter is a more blazing solo, however, the Stay With Me Tonight Solo is far more distinctive in it's typical BM voicing.

Other notables.

Have a Cigar (MI2 soundtrack with the Foo Fighters)
Tired of You (Foo Fighters, One By One)
When Death Calls (awesome solo on the 80's Black Sabbath incarnation)

What's YOUR favorite BM side jam?

Which is the rarest most unheard of one? Is it Diggin My Potatoes with Lonnie Donnegan?

a favorite of mine is his solo on Raining In My Heart (buddy holly) performed with Status Quo, the gradual building of the solo, though typical of BM is pretty damned enchanting.


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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian seriously rocks on this one:

The Yardbirds-Mr You're A Better Man Than I

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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this one is great too:

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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This isn't so much a guest spot, as he wrote and arranged the song ... but ...

What Are We Made Of ... in the 90s with Sissel.  One of the best tracks he's ever done, as far as I'm concerned.


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Posted: 03 Jan 12, 23:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it's a great track, but we are talking solo wise, i think.

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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to go for his ripping solo on the sone "New Damage" with Soundgarden. Honorable mentions to his tasty parts in Eddie Howell's Man From Manhatten and his excellent playing on the hard to listen to Anita Dobson album.


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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about these three from ´89.
All cracking breaks;
Fuzzbox -Self
Holly Johnson - Lovetrain
Living in a Box - Blow the house down.
Can´t believe no  one´s heard these..


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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I absolutely love Brian's playing on the Billy Squier's song "(Another) 1984"... It's... hmmm... simply awesome!!! :-)

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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daro wrote:

Yes, it's a great track, but we are talking solo wise, i think.

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Fair enough then - the solo is one of his best too.


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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bigfish wrote: What about these three from ´89.
All cracking breaks;
Fuzzbox -Self
Holly Johnson - Lovetrain
Living in a Box - Blow the house down.
Can´t believe no  one´s heard these..

AHHh yeah... i used to have downloads of all those from the old brian may tribute site.

I love that guitar harmony on Blow the House Down... dated song as it is.

New Damage was awesome too.

He also pulled off a really SCATHING solo on a guest spot with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Hammersmith DVD. too bad his cable came off on the most ripping one he'd started.


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Posted: 05 Jan 12, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Raining In My Heart with Status Quo 1996

I'm Ready with Paul Rodgers 1993

You and I with Lady GaGa 2011




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Posted: 05 Jan 12, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about his guitar work on:
'Someone To Die For' feat. Jimmy Gnecco singing
'FBI' from the tribute to the Shadows

Kudos to who mentioned:
'Mr. Your a Better Man Than I' by: The Yardbirds
'New Damage' by: Soundgarden

P.S. I would've enjoyed 'You & I' more if they had done more justice in the final mix w/ Brian's guitar work.


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