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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.... did any one else feel awkward or embarrassed afer about 3 minutes of a Brian guitar solo???? (Although it did give you time to grab a beer or have a slash!!!) :o)


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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the risk of sounding Stepford, NO. And I never felt that way during Freddie's vocal improv, either. On the contrary, it was like taking a master class in musicianship. In either case you got to witness a true master exercise their craft & win over the audience. Not trying to offend, but I'm truly sorry if you don't feel the same way & (seriously) hope you don't suffer from ADD.


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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I watched with my family, no.
when I watched with the guests from far away and they said "when is this gonna end?", no, actually.
But When I watch alone, yes, sometimes.


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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What three minutes is this then.?


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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color ="orange">The Ogre wrote:

What three minutes is this then.?


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I doubt it very much..........



Well after seeing about 40 shows it did seem to get a bit repeatative!

Oh by the way.... fuck off :o)


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Posted: 21 Sep 04, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May's guitar solos were absolutely brilliant!!!

You don't play guitar do you? Cause if you did, you would SERIOSLY have an appreciation for the skills it takes to do that. (Ok, ok, I'll admit he COULD have branched out more to appeal to the more GENERAL audience)

Actually, did you time Brighton Rock or something? Cause usually they're LONGER than three minutes =)


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Awesome-O _4000 wrote:


Actually, did you time Brighton Rock or something? Cause usually they're LONGER than three minutes =)


I know that they are considerably longer than 3 minutes you knob!!
What I'm saying is that to begin with everyone is into it, then after that the audience starts to get a bit restless.


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I've just experienced it once in a concert (Duesseldorf '93) and knowing it from several bootlegs and of course Live Killers it actually seemed a bit repetative, but not boring. He tends to use the same kind of hooklines as a frame - but it's still fascinating, because around that there are always some surprises. I once played the last bit of the solo from Wembley '86 (the quiet part just before Now I'm here begins)to my father, who is an organist and conductor. He was very impressed as it sounded like a classical fuga to him, of course created by the echoplex where the overlapping notes create interesting harmonies. I always like the solo a lot, but when I play it to other people they usually get bored within the mentioned three minutes... ;-)
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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Regor and welcome....

It's all about opinions and maybe I'm in the minority :0|


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I usually skip it when I listen to concerts, but when I saw Brian do it live in 1998 it could've lasted all night if it was up to me :)

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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I usually skip Brian's solos when I listen to live audio recordings but everytime I decide to listen to it, it amazes me again and again. For example a couple days ago I listened to Edinburgh 1.6.1982 and the 'I Go Crazy' solo in it is superb. It's NEVER annoying or boring.

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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I get a little bored with Roger's timpani solo whenever I watch 'We Will Rock You' ;)

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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first time I heard Brian's guitar solo on Brighton Rock was on the Live Killers LP. And I must admitt I got very seriously bored (at that time, I was a newbie and I didn't like pretty much the studio version for Brighton Rock either). So I used to skip the solo... till one day, when I was doing my homework for school, I came to listen to it accidentally and man it was so fine!!! I've said to myself: hey this is good and I've fallen in love with it. As a result, I began to like also the studio version...
So the answer is: no, I never feel embarrassed or bored. My only objection is that the solo isn't that long :)... And I love the Hammersmith'75 and the Wembley'86 solos (but not only these versions, course...).


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the Live Killers one is great but to be honest I usually skip it too. I remember Tony Iommi doing a similar thing at a Sabbath gig in 99 and I was awstruck. It was the best guitar solo Id ever heard live. But probably cos it was new to me, I was used to hearing the Brighton Rock thing. I know Roger wasnt too keen on it!


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His solos are amazing, but honestly, I do tend to skip them when I'm listening to a concert instead of watching it.


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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

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Enlighten me........


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't understand how anyone could feel embarrassed by Brian May's guitar playing. It's what he liked to do in concert, and did very well at that. I saw Queen 14 times, and not once did he play the exact solo as the times before. He always had a fresh approach to it. Sometimes they started off similarly, but he always showed me some of his real talent with his solos. If anyone would have asked me when it was going to end, I would have told him/her to shut up, and then not invite him/her to anymore Queen concerts. And this has nothing to do with stepford or any other crap. He's awesome! On a related note, I agree with the person who mentioned Roger's tympani solos dragged a bit.


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There, you're enlightened!!!!


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Posted: 22 Sep 04, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ta mate!



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