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Posted: 09 Dec 19, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brians guitar solo in You Don't Fool Me is one of his best solos ever.

But I think the solo does not really fit with the song.

Both the song and the guitar solo are great but I don't think they go together.

Does anyone else feel Brians solo in fool me feels out of place ?


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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 00:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some quotes from Brian about You don't fool me:
https://brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/youdontfoolme_jul2004.html

comment from another fan thinking it's one of the best solos. I also am in love with this solo and think it's one of his best.
https://brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbjan14a.html
You would think that the comparison is odd, but nonetheless I compare it to the Great king Rat solo. It is another solo from which I can't get enough, another really hypnotic one.
Brian at his best. Kind of stuff he's doing in Resurrection and in the Queenified I was born to love you. (and he nailed this one on the asian QAL tours. I wish they would play Great King Rat on the next tour... One can dream. Or.... You don't fool me... Maybe the style of Adam who could bring something to it ?? )

Interesting interview, towards the end, Brian and Roger talk a bit about You don't fool me as well.
https://brianmay.com/queen/radio2nov99/radio2nov99b.html



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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 00:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

( and sorry I didn't really answer you: but no it doesn't disturb me... let see what others think.)

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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't see why you think it doesn't fit? It's a great solo and I thought the progression behind it breaks the song up nicely.



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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It reminds me of keep yourself alive solo. Very similar. Both solo are great.

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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 09:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the "stretching things out" point Brian makes, I thought the vocal sounded stretched - slightly to its detriment. And I don't think - if that is true - the track needed stretching.


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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite solo by a mile. I love it!

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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm hearing some striking similarities to the solo on Thin Lizzy's (Live and Dangerous version of) Still In Love With you


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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is a great solo. It does not feel out of place. Case dismissed.

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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's just epic as the solo in It's Late. It takes the song into another direction. Amazing.


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Posted: 10 Dec 19, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

because its a terrible pop song

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Posted: 11 Dec 19, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just always makes me smile when I hear it.

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Posted: 12 Dec 19, 01:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>You would think that the comparison is odd, but nonetheless I compare it to the Great king Rat solo. It is another solo from which I can't get enough, another really hypnotic one.

You are absolutely right!


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Posted: 12 Dec 19, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong 2 wrote:

because its a terrible pop song


Interesting. Are you another of these fans who consider songs like "Headlong" a highlight of the "Innuendo" album and basically need a fucking ear transplant? Go to Moscow, you'll get one.


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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

k-m wrote:

It is a great solo. It does not feel out of place. Case dismissed.


Correct.

It is a beautiful thing.

Side two of Made In Heaven is absolutely perfect, with not a single note out of place.



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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
k-m wrote:
It is a great solo. It does not feel out of place. Case dismissed.

Correct.

It is a beautiful thing.

Side two of Made In Heaven is absolutely perfect, with not a single note out of place.


I think the album is as near-perfect as was possible. The only thing I'd have changed, would have been to arrange IWBTLY and MIH a little closer in sound to the Freddie originals.

IWBTLY was Freddie's solo "Don't Stop Me Now" - but I think "rockin' it up" loses a little.

MIH - giving it the Red Special treatment, somehow makes it sound more camp than the original.




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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would not change a thing about the album but I could have gone without Yeah.

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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stick wrote: but I could have gone without Yeah.

Noooooooooo!!!!




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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I could be persuaded to keep it if they moved it to track 1 of the album. And maybe change it to a more powerful and longer YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHAAAHH like Freddie would do during live shows! Hmm, not a bad idea if I say so myself.

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Posted: 17 Dec 19, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stick wrote:

Would not change a thing about the album but I could have gone without Yeah.


HERESY! Track 12 on MIH is the original rick roll!


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