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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to hear people views on the worst ever guitar solo on any Queen or Queen related song. Mine is probably the invisible man- it is way too fast to ever remember ir-RUBBISH


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The John Farnham 'We Will Rock You' extended solo. Shit.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian playing along with 'Headlong' for a radio show. Very bad idea it was.

Or perhaps the studio version of 'I Want to Break Free' since it's not a guitar but rather an electronic fart sound emulator.

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's funny DF. I saw Brian at HMV in Toronto in '91 promoting Innuendo. He talked, signed autographs and played 3 songs along to a CD (it coincided with Hollywood's release of the Queen catalogue.) TYMD, Under Pressure, then Headlong, which was rather decent until the end, when Brian played an amazing outro after the CD ended. What a moment! If you don't like the power an electric guitar has over people it wouldn't mean much to you but his passion and the sustain he had ringing out still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Mine is probably the invisible man- it is way too fast to ever remember ir-RUBBISH"

Just because it's too fast for your slow ears doesn't mean it's a crap guitar solo. This solo shows that Brian is one or two steps below virtuoso status, and that he definitely had/has the potential to hit such status, if he would really work hard on it. But being as that's not his thing, he doesn't.


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Posted: 20 Mar 04, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, perhaps he was having a better day :)

This is the one I'm judging it by:

http://anothercosmos.com/tracks/headlong_brian_jams.mp3

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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't worry, I know very well of the so-called "requirements" of being classified as a virtuoso. I said Brian definitely had the potential. But overall, Brian was indeed not a virtuoso, and it definitely wasn't his intention to be one.

Big Black - I've got that HMV performance on video, so I'll check it out to see this moment you speak of. Do you have this video as well?

Deacon Fan, I listened to that mp3 of Headlong, and I didn't see anything bad about it. It was just an incredibly loose jam to the song, like most of Brian's performances on his radio tour in '91.


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no such thing like bad Brian's solo. At least not any I listened..


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

agreed Little_Queenie there all great! :D


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

except maybe the one on Put out the Fire...... ;))


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm... This is a really tough question. I'll have to think hard about this...


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have to agree w/ DF. I Want To Break Free is probablly the worst "solo" ever released. As for Put Out the Fire, I think that solo carries the song

Also, I have the audio Of Brian's visit to Philly during that Promo. tour in 91. He played long to at least ten songs. I guess he did similar performances at all the statons he visited. The only thing he didn't do & I wish he had was perform some of the Brighton Rock solo. Instead he just jammed w/ his then new Zoom Boxes he was pluging. It kind of reminded me of a rock version of Bijou. But over all it was great to hear him play & tell stories of his past. The meeting of Groucho Marx was a great story.


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hawk will NEVER die. Nice typo Steve!!!


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like the solo of Seven Seas Of Rhye, it doesn't fit very well


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Easy

The solo and Outro solo of The Loser In The End, I think they were played by freddies cats....



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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, i like alot of Brian's solo. To me they're the bit that liven up nearly every Queen song I listen to! I just love 'em. I guess his worst guitar solo has to be when he doesn't have one at all! lol!


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are Queen songs I hate, but even from those I hate the only thing I seem to like are the guitar solos.


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Posted: 21 Mar 04, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny, because I feel the same way - no matter how bad the song is, there always seems to be a decent guitar solo that saves the day. There are exceptions, but very rarely does Brian perform a bad solo.