Hey, TwilightCapers, thanks for asking.
If you can work out what the main chords are on Bill's funkiest ever b-side from the early 80's, "Flesh", I would be hugely grateful. Full TAB is unnecessary, I just want to try and copy those slicing, razor-sharp sounds and - let's face it - there are so few people who know the track at all. Such a shame!
That song is E - C#7#9 - B7#9 - D6/9.
E (022100) - C#7#9 (x4345x) - B7#9 (x2123x) - D6/9 (x54450)
The chorus has a Gb5 bassline (G - Db - G) but muted guitar chops.
There are some higher parts during the verses, first two (or three) strings on the 12th - 9th - 7th - 10th frets (E - C#m - Bm - D)
I think the ending goes down to Bb7#9 (x1012X) seems weird, not sure if the guitar is in an altered tuning. Maybe it's (6566xx) grip instead?
The 7#9 chord is a bit of a jazz chord, sometimes called the Hendrix chord but Kenny Burrell used it a lot on his wonderful Midnight Blue album back in 1963 not to mention All Blues by Miles c.1959.
A very funky tune indeed, more about feel and rhythm than guitar solos so perhaps a full tab isn't necessary this time. Thanks for the request it was fun hearing that one again.
@Twilightcapers Gulp, that was quick! Thanks, TC.
I think that might take me a little while to get my fingers round, but it's there for me to conquer now. Just great!
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Hello and welcome. I have transcribed in tablature the entire Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape live version from the Live In The Air Age album. You can find in the Archive/Guitar TAB section of this website along with virtually all of the Be Bop Deluxe canon, all tabbed by myself with varying degrees of detail.
There are a few versions of this song as you know, so if you're thinking of another one I could liaise with you and transcribe any differences in the performance - something I've been putting off for ages, and concentrating on transcribing his newer material.
I guess this a good time to ask if there are any other requests from Dreamsville members for songs that they would like me to tab for them, let me know guys.
@Twilightcapers From videos I've seen of him with the EBow, he does switch strings MUCH better than I do , but yes, also he moves up and down on single strings a lot. That's fine for me (good practice) ; whatever you come up with, I will be eternally grateful for.
@sheltech I didn't realise that he switched strings mid-song, I haven't attempted to transcribe any Ebow parts before, should be interesting. I'll try to make it an xmas present for you.
@Twilightcapers just some notes is fine; I won't be trying to duplicate it, so the ...well, I don't even know what you'd call Ebow embellishments on tablature...those details aren't really needed. 😎