Can't say I hear anything other than a quite-nice but rather-generic minor pentatonic lick.
The feel of the song and solo calls to mind You Don't Fool Me a little. But I can't imagine that there's any direct link, consciously or subconsciously, between this and anything Bri played.
What am I missing?
*goodco* wrote - "sidetracking....but I love your user name!"
Wasn't an attempt at sidetracking, more of an attempt at humor, poking fun at Brian's statement about Hot Space influencing Thriller. Seeing as I heard a resemblance to Brian's playing on Hot Space, I think it was appropriate. Whether or not it was funny, that's debatable, but not worth anyone's time to actually debate.
As for the name cobohall, thanks for the nod. I saw my first Queen concert at Cobo Hall on November 9, 1978, at the age of 12. What an experience.
*goodco*, are you also from Detroit?