Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 2 — "Crazy Train" (Randy Rhoads) Vs. "Brighton Rock" (Brian May)

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carlo999

Eruption's overrated as shit, lacking in structure and memorable melody. All everyone remembers is OMG TAPPING
his solo on Beat It kicks the crap out of it

as for these two.. yeah that Brighton Rock solo was pretty boring

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voodoochile2

********ANYONE BUT BRIAN MAY************

take these queenies out!

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watson503

Here we go again with the b.s., Brighton Rock over Randy??? What a f'ing crock...

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GEENGADE

Soloing right out of the intro with a full band arsenal filling up the bass line with bluesy chords while the other is pulling harmonics out like nothing today Zack then Dime started on this path of mayhem. But in reality they backed off the standard format of the formal guitar playing of bluesy chord patterns and made it sound incredible like if there were no bounds. Having accomplished this and freeing guitarist from improvisational guitar playing to real time guitar soloing.

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JDFM

Brian may is a great guitarrist, and he built a great guitar... but this is a GUITAR SOLO contest, and I`m sure no one can deny that Crazy Train´s solo is a thousand times better than Brighton Rock`s. It sucks that Queen fans are sabotaging this contest...

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QueenRockBand

Stone Cold Crazy, You Know!!

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<,︻╦╤─ ҉ - - - - - - -
Walking down the street Shooting people that I meet with my rubber Tommy water gun...♫♪♫♪ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ydk__fP6w

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Andromeda

Rhoad's solo is breathtaking, but this particular Brian's solo is completely superior in the way that it is the central structure for his 'live solo' which is legendary: 1) for giving the impression that it is done by a whole orchestra of guitars; 2) for travelling through many different atmospheres in an improvising and integrated way at the same time; 3) for doing all this in an original approach that no other guitarrist did or was capable of; 4)for letting the crowd speechless and hypnotised by its beauty.
It is not a question of velocity but style and creativity, although Brian's solo has a lot of speed too. What Randy did in his amazing solo, ed van halen has done in his eruption; what Brian did in his brighton solo there is no parallel.

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doughsellz

Not a fan of overdubbing. Play it real. Play it live. Brighton Rock admittedly has too much of the 70s glam sound complete with the layers hard to duplicate live without techno wizardry. RR was raw, beginning to end, no fill-ins, just a single, continuous recording.

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Hendrix1970

Just take a look at the crowd they got back in the 70s and 80s, bunch of gay loving poofs

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doughsellz

Stop it.

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Andromeda

Brian May is hors honcours. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure was so infatuated with him that helped Brain building the red special - the most original, beautiful and grandiose tone of the whole world.

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QueenRockBand

♔ Well Said, Soldier!! \m/(>.<)\m/

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QueenRockBand

♔♔♔ All Hail the King Brian May!! The Queen's Army is here. It's a Dragon Attack!!

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Hendrix1970

Uh-oh Queer fanboys here, whoops i mean queen..my bad.

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QueenRockBand

凸(¬‿¬)凸

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metalriffs

The win should go to RR by default -- May's fan website has tipped the balance and does not reflect the GW reader's voting.

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Darth Compton

Queen fans' heads are going to explode when that side of the bracket comes down to Bohemian Rhapsody vs. Brighton Rock. Ho hum.

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metalriffs

Future polls should omit Brian May to maintain integrity.

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SamiEndler

I don´t think Queen posted this poll in facebook, but BrianMayCom did.
So it´s not that tragic since followers of the Brian May page may have some knowledge concerning guitar solos.

My vote goes to Brian here, I really love the unique use of delay in the solo. The Crazy Train solo is fantastic too, but I think there are some parallels between this and the Mr. Crowley solo so it is not that unique in my opinion.

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doughsellz

Next poll for solos should include Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show "Cover of The Rolling Stone". ROCK AND ROLL!

BTW, this GW website is giving me headaches logging in with my account. I've had to reset my password countless times including today. Next day I show up to vote/comment & the website says "unrecognized log-in ID or password". Suggestions?

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StonewallBrigade

Queen's facebook page skewing the polls again I see. This shouldn't even be close.

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doughsellz

Respect for the players & the bands aside, I really think this is an easy pick. RR, the young prodigy, hand-picked by a rock god to wield his axe upon a hungry but unsuspecting audience that immediately took notice: the times they were a-changing. No video promotion like everyone now seems to require for success, this sound with a razor's edge cut thru the competition & vaulted Ozzy into rock relevance again. Think back to when rock radio first introduced your ears to RR. Now cast your vote.

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LoQ

My vote goes to Randy without hesitation!!! It's really a shame his solo is going to lose out to the overwhelming numbers from Queen's Facebook page. I'm watching the numbers rise quickly for Brian right now. It's the same exact pattern as all of the other previous Brian May match-ups (not only for this "readers" poll but for previous GW "readers" polls).

Oh well, I would love to be proven wrong but I don't think so. It is what it is...

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ctgblue1

Like many players who started in the mid to late 70's, I grew up with influences of southern rock, and Nugent, Frehley, Clapton, etc.. then EVH hit and things changed, then came Randy and wow.
So I thought this would be a slam dunk.
We didn't hardly hear ANY Queen radio play until Night at the Opera came out, and then only select tracks. So, while I thought I had heard Brighton Rock, I realized, just now, I hadn't.
I'm continually amazed at his innovation, phasing, and technique that predated "the shredders" I idolized.
So I'm going to have to listen to both of these a few more times.
The slam dunk just became a jump ball....

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Hendrix197O

The talented ravishing graceful soul that was Randy Rhoads (god rest his soul) up against brilliant and splendid Brian May. Now this is a duel that should never take place.. after all, pugilists these gentlemen are NOT. Both are masters of their domain. Both are such sweet souls. Both humble and soft spoken. It brings me such pain to see this. These two gorgeous creatures exhibit talent like none before and none since. Both have shared the stage with two of the best frontmen in music history (Randy with the crazy Prince of Darkness: Ozzy Osbourne, and Brian with the immensely talented and gifted Freddie Mercury – R.I.P.). These stunning gorgeous creations of beauty are TRUE artists who open up their hearts and allow us access through the sweet sounds of their music. Yes I am truly perplexed by this quandary but a decision must be made and I have reluctantly (and painfully) done so. Although I was tempted by the angelic, enticing, and seductive strains of sweet Randy’s solo, I find the alluring divinity of Brian’s playing to be simply exquisite. So with much heartache and hesitation my vote has been cast for the beautifully sublime Brian May.

Gentlemen, vote for whomever you deem worthy because there is no wrong answer for this particular round.

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Hendrix1970

No surprise who you voted for... queer fucker lol

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Hendrix197O

Language Craig, language! No F-bombs on here, ok sweetie.

I can tell that you're really tense, so come on out to the living room and I'll give you that back rub I promised you.

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Hendrix1970

Just remember i've got your dox you little bitch boy. Wanna take the trolling into the real world huh?

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SamiEndler

Admit it, you are one and the same person :D --> troll detected...

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Hendrix197O

Guys, I apologize for the behaviour of my life partner Craig (AKA:Hendrix1970). Our beautiful and beloved persian cat Donatello passed away last night. He had lived a long full life so his time was due. Donatello was like our child and I’m afraid Craig has taken it pretty hard. So if you guys could send some love and support in Craig’s direction I know he would really appreciate it (even though he’s too proud to admit it).

I think the best way for him to get through this sad day would be to talk about the guitar solos featured in today’s poll. Thanks guys!

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Hendrix1970

Friday sounds good for say, a plumber? bwahahaha

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Hendrix197O

Ok, ok, you win.. I'll go ahead and roleplay as the plumber on Friday but ONLY if you roleplay as the pool boy on Saturday (you know how much I love to look at you in those green speedos).

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oneunder

You are such a geek!

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shadowofaday

Dude you should be a poet lol. I love both songs, but Crazy Train is one of my all time favorite solos so it gets my vote.

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