I go back and forth with this one, i still think brians best was mid seventies as a guitar player, i'll probably go with Sheer heart attack, also queen 2 he had his trademark sound, and anata. he wailed on the first album, but i'm not sure he had that tradmark sound of his yet, hints of it, but not completly, Queen2, sheer heart attack, anata, adatr, he only sounded like himself. when push comes to shove, I'll go with sheer heart attack. B. rock is one of his tradmark songs.
Middle to late seventies, I agree. After that period, his sound got a lttle harsher and his playing just a shade less subtle.
deleted user 02.12.2004 14:45
I've to agree with Fenderek. The Miracle-Innuendo-period features some of his most original, spacy and technically demanding playing. The Miracle is quite an underrated record when it comes to guitar-playing. Some of his licks on this album are so creative, varied and generally sophisticated, it almost makes the stuff he had done before look tame in comparison and that's no mean feat.
His solo albums and the countless collabs he's done (even Talking Of Love has some excellent guitar-tracks) offer quite a lot as well though.
I'm going to say ANATO, because I love the guitar parts in songs like '39, The Prophet's Song, and of course Bo Rhap. Shout-outs also to The Works and The Miracle.
I WOULD acknowledge Sheer Heart Attack as well, but for the fact that it contains Brighton Rock. That song has always rubbed me the wrong way - possibly because it seems about 97 minutes long and about 95% of it is guitar solo. Isn't this supposed to be a BAND? Sorry, gotta mark off for the overload.
deleted user 02.12.2004 16:44
Sheer Heart Attack
Live At Wembley 86'
Made In Heaven
i think news of the world has to be there, it has it's late is one of his best, and sleeping on the sidewalk is a nice bluesy tune. The miracle and innuendo also has lots of great guitar work,but as far as his absolute best i'll still so with the first six.