Thursday, September 13, 2018

God Save the Queen

Okay, so as I mentioned yesterday, I am not a Queen fan (for reasons that I'll get into in depth at a later date).

That said, I would like to go on record as agreeing with Dave Grohl, who famously observed that "Brian May is an awesome guitarist."

And I would like to offer, as proof, this little snippet of Mr. May's work. He comes in at the 1:24 point in the video below.

Like the man said -- an awesome guitarist.


Blue Ash Fan said...

May wrote and sings the song that's the closest they ever got to power pop, and possibly my favorite Queen song, "Long Away."

His guitar genius has been evident for 45 years now to those of us who were listening. Supposedly, he built the damn thing, too.

steve simels said...

And he doesn’t use a guitar pick. He plays and always has with a small English coin. I am not making this up.

Blue Ash Fan said...

I'd imagine that contributes to the uniqueness of his sound. His playing is immediately recognizable. Nobody else sounds like him.

pete said...

always loved his playing even when I didn't much like the band

buzzbabyjesus said...

Without Brian May, Queen is unlistenable.