He Will Rock You

Happy 69th Birthday to one of my favorite guitarists, Brian May.  What a great day to highlight my favorite Queen song, Brighton Rock. This blistering rock track is from the brilliant 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack. This was Queen’s third album, where they truly established their unique signature sound.  Brighton Rock is the opening track and it features Freddie Mercury doing his best Robert Plant and Brian May riffing like there’s no tomorrow.  The whole band is in fine form, but this is really Brian May’s guitar tour de force.  The extended instrumental break, followed by his unaccompanied guitar solo still sound fantastic after all these years.

 

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