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Posted: 20 Oct 05, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone in their review of the NJ show mentioned that they didn't like the fact that Queen+ featured a rhythm guitarist. I was at the show and enjoyed it profusely but I agree with the poster. Why a Rhythm guitarist? I think Queen were at their best when it was just the four of them but even in the mid to late '80 Spike and some others started playin the Piano/Keyboards and at times rhythm guitar. My question is what are the pro's and con's to having a Rhythm Guitarist. Why does Queen+ now feature a rhythm guitarist when they hardly ever used one in the old days. To be fair, if I wasn't actually watching a concert I might not even know if there was a rhythm guitarist at all. So anyway any answers would be good both on the technical side and just your opinions on if you like it when Queen featured a rhythm guitarist, whether currently or in the mid to late 80's.

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

och it just fills out the sound. Sounds a bit "fuller" if there's such a word.

No point in a "should they/shouldn't they" discussion. It's a different band, a different time.

I had a great time at their gig this year.

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Posted: 20 Oct 05, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Certainly helps for the Bad Company tunes.

TYMD and Hammer To Fall really need one. And Paul only does a short spell on strings during CLTCL.

Some things are worth complaining about, and other things just sound like sour grapes. Did this person know there was a '5th Queenie' during the 80s shows?


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jgoodm wrote:


Some things are worth complaining about, and other things just sound like sour grapes. Did this person know there was a '5th Queenie' during the 80s shows?


I really have no idea

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello brian may is the best say something intersting


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


i think it's quite a smart move by Brian. It allows him to focus on his solo's more. That's what the people want to hear from him.



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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

... IMHO Jamie is a bit more than just a "rhythm guitarist" - try to listen to his guitar parts instead of Brian's on the ROTC CD (and I love the harmonies on LH) ...

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or those little ornaments i.e. IWTBF, just before the words "It's strange, but it's true". If Brian was alone this wouldn't be possible... There are few as well during bo Rhap...
I don't mind, I think Jamie is doing a great job...

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BeckyLovesBrian+Roger wrote:

hello brian may is the best say something intersting


LOL.... Did you even understand what this topic is all about?


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BeckyLovesBrian+Roger wrote:

hello brian may is the best say something intersting


Yeah. Brian is God, don't badmouth him. Brian can play rythm and solo at the same time


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And at the same time he does the drum parts with his feet (Roger is miming) and with his willy he scratches his wig. He can bend his todger, you know.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

BeckyLovesBrian+Roger wrote:

hello brian may is the best say something intersting


Yeah. Brian is God, don't badmouth him. Brian can play rythm and solo at the same time


EXACTLY! TOTALLY CORRECT!!!


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lil*Queenie wrote:

i no!!!!!!!!!!!! its so hard 2 play guitar solos in Queen songs coz hes so bloody gd!!!!
he inspires me 2 play guitar n even tho i cnt play lyk him...im not givin up!
;)
do u think he'l eva tutor???
if so i so want him2 tutor me

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pros of a rythm

1)better live sound
2) better sound during solo's
3) harmonies and octave solos can be produced


cons

none what so ever


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A rhythm guitarist is particularly important for Brian and Roger these days.
They really need one to keep the rhythm.
Well, not all the time.
When they play playback (ie Radio Gaga, Bohemian Rhapsody,...) of course they don't need anyone.