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Brian May quotes: A Queen track has those big, thick, block harmonies. A Queen track has those big, thick, block harmonies.
Brian May quotes: We wouldn't have put it out with the name Queen on it if we didn't think it was musically up to scratch. We wouldn't have put it out with the name Queen on it if we didn't think it was musically up to scratch.
Brian May quotes: I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish. I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish.
Brian May quotes: Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear.
Brian May quotes: In print, people can do anything to you. Everything you do is picked apart. People love it; they're waiting for you to make a mistake. In print, people can do anything to you. Everything you do is picked apart. People love it; they're waiting for you to make a mistake.
Brian May quotes: The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it. The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.
Brian May quotes: Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect. Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect.
Brian May quotes: I tend not to write on guitar very often. I tend to start off with keyboards. I tend not to write on guitar very often. I tend to start off with keyboards.
Brian May quotes: Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer. Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.
Brian May quotes: My big hobby is photography. I collect stereo photographs from the 19th century. My big hobby is photography. I collect stereo photographs from the 19th century.
Brian May quotes: A good video can make all the difference A good video can make all the difference
Brian May quotes: I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky. I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.
Brian May quotes: If I go to places where other people are playing, I often get up and play myself. I just enjoy the sound and feel of playing. If I go to places where other people are playing, I often get up and play myself. I just enjoy the sound and feel of playing.
Brian May quotes: We've done an arrangement with an orchestra, but I think the best stuff tends to come when it's just the four of us. We've done an arrangement with an orchestra, but I think the best stuff tends to come when it's just the four of us.
Brian May quotes: The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else. The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else.
Brian May quotes: To my mind Keep Yourself Alive was never really satisfactory. Never had that magic that it should have had. To my mind Keep Yourself Alive was never really satisfactory. Never had that magic that it should have had.
Brian May quotes: I think Queen tribute bands are great. However, we have to keep them at arm's length, otherwise it could be too dangerous. I think Queen tribute bands are great. However, we have to keep them at arm's length, otherwise it could be too dangerous.
Brian May quotes: Amazing uke playing to be relished. Amazing uke playing to be relished.
Brian May quotes: I have to build my own boat this time. It's a big sea out there, and I have a pretty small boat. I have a lot of belief in it. I have to build my own boat this time. It's a big sea out there, and I have a pretty small boat. I have a lot of belief in it.
Brian May quotes: Sometimes if the guitar is the last thing to go on, it's very fresh. Sometimes if the guitar is the last thing to go on, it's very fresh.
Brian May quotes: The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind. The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind.
Brian May quotes: The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
Brian May quotes: I'm a much better musician than astronomer. I think the world got the right choice. I'm a much better musician than astronomer. I think the world got the right choice.
Brian May quotes: I think a lot of people would be better off in America, where at least you would find some radio station somewhere that would play you. I think a lot of people would be better off in America, where at least you would find some radio station somewhere that would play you.
Brian May quotes: Doing Made In Heaven was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, but I wouldn't have put my seal of approval on it if I hadn't thought it was up to standard. Doing Made In Heaven was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, but I wouldn't have put my seal of approval on it if I hadn't thought it was up to standard.
Brian May quotes: There's nothing I'm embarrassed about. There's nothing I'm embarrassed about.
Brian May quotes: I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good. I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.
Brian May quotes: I'm into paradoxes. I wanted to make an album about them, but the group told me I was a pretentious fart. They were right. I'm into paradoxes. I wanted to make an album about them, but the group told me I was a pretentious fart. They were right.
Brian May quotes: When we were touring heavily in America, we based ourselves there for a couple of years, but now we're all back here and it seems to be the place. When we were touring heavily in America, we based ourselves there for a couple of years, but now we're all back here and it seems to be the place.
Brian May quotes: The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums. The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums.
Brian May quotes: I'm the nice guy who sits there signing everything that's put in front of me. I'm the nice guy who sits there signing everything that's put in front of me.
Brian May quotes: I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition. I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.
Brian May quotes: There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in. There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in.
Brian May quotes: My children hate me being such a big star. It's very hard for them to have a father who is always in the public eye. My children hate me being such a big star. It's very hard for them to have a father who is always in the public eye.
Brian May quotes: We do play to our audience. It's very important. You can't create music in a vacuum. We do play to our audience. It's very important. You can't create music in a vacuum.
Brian May quotes: There are times when I flick through magazines and think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair. There are times when I flick through magazines and think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair.
Brian May quotes: Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do. Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do.
Brian May quotes: I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement. I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement.
Brian May quotes: The potential audience seems to be dwindling in the states. I was kind of embarrassed for the band because of the size of the audience. The potential audience seems to be dwindling in the states. I was kind of embarrassed for the band because of the size of the audience.
Brian May quotes: I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it. I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.
Brian May quotes: My mum says I wanted to be a surgeon, but I don't remember that. I think from the time I knew what was happening, I wanted to be a guitar My mum says I wanted to be a surgeon, but I don't remember that. I think from the time I knew what was happening, I wanted to be a guitar player.
Brian May quotes: Mantovani was a great influence on me. Mantovani was a great influence on me.
Brian May quotes: Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions. Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions.
Brian May quotes: What is left of your dream?Just the words on your stone.A man who learned how to teachthen forgot how to learn. What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone.
A man who learned how to teach
then forgot how to learn.
Brian May quotes: I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal. I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal.
Brian May quotes: From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band. From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band.
Brian May quotes: What we were trying to do differently was this sort of layered sound. What we were trying to do differently was this sort of layered sound.
Brian May quotes: Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children. Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children.
Brian May quotes: I tend to be not a person who does everything right all the time. I tend to be not a person who does everything right all the time.
Brian May quotes: I'd put a lot of work into playing guitar, and was thinking I was pretty damn good. But Hendrix came along and destroyed everyone. I'd put a lot of work into playing guitar, and was thinking I was pretty damn good. But Hendrix came along and destroyed everyone.
Brian May quotes: I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast. I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast.
Brian May quotes: I'm hopeless at playing scales. Try and be instinctive first and analytic afterwords, although it's good to study the theory of music. I'm hopeless at playing scales. Try and be instinctive first and analytic afterwords, although it's good to study the theory of music.
Brian May quotes: You want to go in the steam bath to get your vocals sounding well, but you don't want your fingers to get soft. You want to go in the steam bath to get your vocals sounding well, but you don't want your fingers to get soft.
Brian May quotes: Queen had its time and place, and at the moment I'm not concentrating on that era. Queen had its time and place, and at the moment I'm not concentrating on that era.