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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 01:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I go back and forth with this one, i still think brians best was mid seventies as a guitar player, i'll probably go with Sheer heart attack, also queen 2 he had his trademark sound, and anata. he wailed on the first album, but i'm not sure he had that tradmark sound of his yet, hints of it, but not completly, Queen2, sheer heart attack, anata, adatr, he only sounded like himself. when push comes to shove, I'll go with sheer heart attack. B. rock is one of his tradmark songs.

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going with A Night at the Opera. I would have said Sheer Heart Attack up until I really listened to Good Company and realised that Brian was truelly more than adept at his trade.


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 08:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miracle- technically the most advanced...

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Middle to late seventies, I agree. After that period, his sound got a lttle harsher and his playing just a shade less subtle.

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to say ANATO, because I love the guitar parts in songs like '39, The Prophet's Song, and of course Bo Rhap. Shout-outs also to The Works and The Miracle.

I WOULD acknowledge Sheer Heart Attack as well, but for the fact that it contains Brighton Rock. That song has always rubbed me the wrong way - possibly because it seems about 97 minutes long and about 95% of it is guitar solo. Isn't this supposed to be a BAND? Sorry, gotta mark off for the overload.


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I tend to like his work on (how appropriate!) The Works. His solos were so ripping on several of the songs, and echoey all throughout the album. The Red Special had a good workout on that one!

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian's trademark guitar album was News of the world
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it's late/sleepin'/all dead all dead/rock you/spread/fight/who needs

all got the brian stamp on them


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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd have to go with News of the World. On this one and Day at the Races his sound is so raw and powerful. His playing seems effortless. I don't think he's ever sounded as good as he did then.

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Posted: 02 Dec 04, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think news of the world has to be there, it has it's late is one of his best, and sleeping on the sidewalk is a nice bluesy tune. The miracle and innuendo also has lots of great guitar work,but as far as his absolute best i'll still so with the first six.