Added on 04-Oct-2010
Brian May’s solo from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has hit the No.10 spot in Gibson guitars Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time.
Truly a solo worthy of Wayne and Garthâ€™s Mirth Mobile, Brian Mayâ€™s work on â€œBohemian Rhapsodyâ€ transports the song from its ballad portion to the monstrous opera thatâ€™s to come. As such, Mayâ€™s solo isnâ€™t just a show-off moment; itâ€™s a real, functioning part of the song. His counterpart to the main melody makes a seemingly simple transition from the weighty emotion of Freddie Mercury wishing heâ€™d never been born to the whimsy of scaramouche and fandango. Of course, the solo itself is a startlingly beautiful piece of work â€“ a singable classic complete with Mayâ€™s quivering notes, that cascading run and those mountain-scaling highs. And then, after the opera, we all get to headbang. â€“ Bryan Wawzenek
The Top 10 read as follows: