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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have Brian ever trashed some guitar on stage...? Heard sth like that, was supposed to be one of the copies or something... True...?

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, he supposed to have thrown a guitar off stage once out of frustration. I'm sure it was not the original Red Special!

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 06:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK- I've heard that it was somewhere during HOT SPACE tour...

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 06:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to have seen Freddie trash a piano.

Freddie: Blasted piano! *Ungh* *Ugh* Oh, bugger that *smokes*
John: Freddie! You said you'd give up on those! You're always like this when we go out!
Freddie: Shut up, you prat.
Brian: Can we have another sandwich?
J&F: NO!
Roger: ZzzZZzzzZZZz

So there you have it a fool proof explanation about why Brian doesn't want any Christmas mail/presents.


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was the Birch replica of the Red Special, it was gold, instead of red (and you can see it in the We Will Rock You and Spread your Wings video)

Brian became angry with it and threw it off the stage



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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hm, IMO the real "golden" colour looks different than this but basically FriedChicken is right :-)

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When exactly it happened...?

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 07:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"When exactly it happened...?"

On the Hot Space tour - he threw it off a very high stage and it was smashed to pieces.

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

exactly...?

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was before the Hot Space tour but not sure, apparently the neck snapped and it not possible to repair it.

It was later sent to Guild so they could measure it when they made a copy, however it was nicked from the Guild factory and never seen again.

So it's out there somewhere!


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I think it was before the Hot Space tour but not sure"

If memory serves - he can be seen playing the Birch copy during Dragon Attack on The Tube special (Milton Keynes) - I'm sure he played the Birch copy at the same point at Elland Road.

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really? I was there but I must have missed that one, I'll have a look ad the video.


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was smashed before '83

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/articles/bhm8301.html

See the 'Are You A Guitar Collector' question.


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen Freddie trash a guitar but not Brian.
And I've read that Roger trashed his drumkit, but I never would have thought that of Brian. I thought he rarely got in to tempers. Tut-tut if so.


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger trashed his drumkit at the Saarbuck festival 1979.


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I'd like to have seen Freddie trash a piano.

Freddie: Blasted piano! *Ungh* *Ugh* Oh, bugger that *smokes*
John: Freddie! You said you'd give up on those! You're always like this when we go out!
Freddie: Shut up, you prat.
Brian: Can we have another sandwich?
J&F: NO!
Roger: ZzzZZzzzZZZz

So there you have it a fool proof explanation about why Brian doesn't want any Christmas mail/presents."

LMAO!


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 17:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol!


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i had heard that roger got mad and threw his drum kit across the stage and almost hit freddie in the head with it


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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RT threw his kit around at the end of the Rainbow show, but it does look like it's only because he's being filmed...

Not sure HOW I get that feeling. I just do.

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Posted: 17 Dec 03, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger also trashed his drum kit in Barcelona 74