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Old 01-18-2021, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Brian May's Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Solo Voted Greatest Of All Time

Two days ago, Total Guitar's readers chose Bohemian Rhapsody as the best solo of all time, even beating great solos like Stairway To Heaven, Eruption, Hotel California and Comfortably Numb. Some moths ago, Brian May was also chosen as greatest guitarist of all time.
https://www.express.co.uk/entertainm...reddie-Mercury
Well, for me it would be difficult to chose just one solo, and although I love Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody and I do consider it as one of the best solos, I wouldn't include it the top solos podium.
What do you think?

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Old 01-18-2021, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These magazines and polls are akin to Fast Food Magazine crowning the Big Mac "Best Cheeseburger of All Time".

I think it's garbage. Don't may no mind.
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The guitar solo on We Will Rock You is the greatest thing he ever did and one of the greatest moments in the history of recorded music. I’m surprised the universe didn’t collapse the first time he played it.
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I'm no guitar connoisseur (far from it), but definitely not Brain May for me. Two of my favourite solos are by Jimi Hendrix: the solo bit in All Along the Watchtower and the one in Message to Love (from Band of Gypsies, I mean that one funky solo). And I agree with what Elph once pointed out about the solo in Can't Stand Myself by James Chance and the Contortions, that would be my third favourite
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Here's two black and white...literally...guitar solos for OP.



First we have the most sublime and buttery slide guitar solo from a boring ass white dude (starts at 4:00). Boring ass white people music with a beautiful solo. The Allman brothers made an entire career out of doing it and Trucks will be doing it for 30 more years.



Then we have a funky screeching facemelter by the f*cking legend Sonny Sharrock who is cooler than the other side of the pillow. Nobody is doing this anymore because Sonny Sharrock is f*cking dead.

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Hence, the poll for best guitarist of all time is really a list for the best "boring ass white dude who can wail on guitar of all time" and they didn't even get it right.
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As far as being a contender to actually win the popular vote this is the obvious and correct choice.

It’s so astonishing when after he says hey the second time good god almighty

I’m pretty sure the universe did collapse and this is a simulation
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The guitar solo on We Will Rock You is the greatest thing he ever did and one of the greatest moments in the history of recorded music. I’m surprised the universe didn’t collapse the first time he played it.
For me Bohemian Rhapsody>We Will Rock You, but I think the greatest thing Brian May ever did was The Show Must Go On.
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I'm no guitar connoisseur (far from it), but definitely not Brain May for me. Two of my favourite solos are by Jimi Hendrix: the solo bit in All Along the Watchtower and the one in Message to Love (from Band of Gypsies, I mean that one funky solo). And I agree with what Elph once pointed out about the solo in Can't Stand Myself by James Chance and the Contortions, that would be my third favourite
Yeah, I'm very far, too, in the end I value more the feeling.
That one is freakin' amazing. When I listened to it for the first time on the radio thinking that it was a song by Cream, I was like "ohhhhhh my, ohhh my I can't believe it". That may sound a bit exaggerated but it's true.

And the best solo of all time apart from that one imo would be Still Got The Blues, Since I've Been Loving You, Hotel California, Heartbreaker or Voodoo Child (Slight Return).

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Man that clip. Holy **** - to go that far into the avant-garde and still have that much control - that’s some beyond all comprehension **** right there
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That’s a good choice for a realistic contender
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