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Posted: 25 May 05, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i was just wondering obviously the majority of Queen songs have some sort of guitar solo in them, but some allow Roger to shine as well -so whats your fave integrated 'drum solo' in a studio recorded song?
mine is the one in Dragon Attack and Now I'm Here
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Posted: 25 May 05, 08:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like DRAGON ATTACK as a song a lot and like the fact that actually it has a little solos by Brian, Roger AND John. Now that's a rarity :)

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Posted: 25 May 05, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Roger doesn't like playing solos, therefore it's hard to name few good ones... They all are good, but there's sadly not a lot of them

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Posted: 25 May 05, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah see what you mean Serry, tis a shame, i like the fact that his solos aren't constant as i probably would get bored (!)
thanks for your opinions!


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Posted: 25 May 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I´m agree with you.... but it seems, now Roger thinks kind differently about drum solos.

I like a lot his work on Back Chat 82', Now I`m here, Keep yourself alive.




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Posted: 25 May 05, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the fast versions of We Will Rock has a great drum solo


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Posted: 26 May 05, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 26 May 05, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep.. One Vision, Dragon Attack and I guess if you count his conga/percussion intro & outro to These Are The Days Of Our Lives.


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Posted: 26 May 05, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...except that they were part programmed and part played by Dave Richards.

But apart from that, good call Arlene!


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Posted: 26 May 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like very much some parts of Liar, Great king rat, and the ending of It's late. Also the groove of Let me entertain you (ok, I know there are not drum solos)

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Posted: 26 May 05, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like very much some parts of Liar, Great king rat, and the ending of It's late. Also the groove of Let me entertain you (ok, I know they are not drum solos)

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Posted: 26 May 05, 21:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the drums sound great on Sheer Heart Attack. Not sure if it's truly considered a solo, but Roger's in top form for such fast drumming.


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Posted: 27 May 05, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 28 May 05, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's memory of not doing drum solos are distorted, Brian May stated on The Bohemian Rhapsody extra on Greatest Video Hits 1 DVD that Roger did tympani drum solos during Queen's most self-indulgent period and then Brian said "I should talk as I used to do 20 minute guitar solos". Roger did drum solos on the Jazz tour with the tympani drum solos on Brighton Rock. Then he duplicated the feat on the 1980/81 tours with Keep Yourself Alive where his drum solo would then end as Brian began his doubled delayed guitar doodle which served as overture to Roger's tympani solo which kicked ass on the We Will Rock You Montreal 1981 DVD.


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Posted: 28 May 05, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He may not do many solos, but when Roger plays, my god does he play! It's a wonder the drumsticks don't snap! That twirly thing he does is also tricky (for all you cack-handed people like myself), nearly lost an eye!


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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like the drum solo in back chat myself.:D

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Posted: 02 Jun 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's drumming on "Queen" is great, and especially the great king rat drum solo....


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Posted: 02 Jun 05, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger is a very good drummer , but I would not say his solo's are very difficult. They sound nice, but it's not that difficult everyone thinks. (I'm a drummer myself) . Take perhaps the drumsolo / timpani solo on the WWRY dvd, it sounds very nice with the roto toms. I think Roger is a better "play along with the song" drummer. He is a very musical drummer. For me he is the greatest rock drummer. The solo for KYA on Queen I is really too simple. I like his solo in Dragon attack and the way he ends Tie your mother down with all those fills.

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Posted: 02 Jun 05, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

White Queen - now THERE is a stretching of Roger's muscles! Such simple fills, yet so brilliant to hear. Perfect.

But, I think this is what you were getting at - just because isn't hard to do, doesn't make it less good? Like a friend of mine raves about how fast the Slipknot guitarist is and how hard it is to play, but so what? Doesn't make it a better solo than Killer Queen just because that was slow? But Roger's drumming is quality, it's what you wanna hear, and he makes a song out of it almost, which - as a drummer too - is something intresting to hear, see and learn from.

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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep Yourself Alive is probably his best ever drum solo. I also like the drum and vocal duet in Don't Stop Me Now.


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