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Bruno: Brian's trademark08 Feb 2004 15:24
In the Structures of Queen songs article on this site says under Brian May : "Nothing noticeable, but overall cleverness". I noticed that he often uses only vocals and drums, no bass or guitar (Keep Yourself Alive - Bridge; Tear It Up - Verse; Dragon Attack - Verse; We Will Rock You - Whole Song; Stone Cold Crazy - Verse. Could we say it's his trademark ?
1.Sebastian 08 Feb 2004 16:36
'Stone Cold Crazy' is Freddie's, apparently it was a Wreckage song

'We Will Rock You' has no drums

Yeah Brian used that feature sometimes but I don't think we should call it a trademark from him, it's more a pop thing (check Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Feeling This, Another One Bites The Dust, Tire Tracks and Broken Hearts, If She Knew What She Wants... even some versions of Knockin' On Heaven's Door)

I think Brian does have some noticeable trademarks (e.g. pedal bass), but mostly, as I said sometime, what makes a song Brian-esque, Freddie-esque, John-esque or Roger-esque is a combination of many many many little subtle small details, not only one or two big ones.
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