#1
Hi there

Needing some help trying to find a tab/chord layout for Johnny Marr's song "Upstarts"

There isn't much in the way of anything on the internet for it, there is a tab on UG but I'm not so sure it's that good, I've attached a Youtube vid of Johnny talking about the song and playing the chords but its the picking I'm not sure of

Thanks in advance


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoa9mJMfytM
#2
I noticed when he did this video he has a capo on the guitar at the 5th fret....however, when he plays it live or on the video for the song he plays it without a capo.....
#3
I think the capo on 5 is for standard tuning. I think Johnny likes to tune up a half to a full step for playing live. I'd settle for trying to learn it in standard tuning with the capo at 5.
#4
If you are playing it with the capo at the 5 th fret then the two basic chords would be the A and E chords....
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Feb 20, 2014,
#8
Hey Don this sounds not too bad, you're right though, the hardest part is the timing and the quick changes!!
#9
I did this kind of fast.... just to get the feel of the song...in the intro on the D chord I use my pinky and alternate between D and Dsus4 ....later in the song he basically plays the same pattern but with different chords.... I may work on this song some more and finish it...ok..I will have to sit down and see the video again you have and try to oncorporate more of it if I do...ok
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Feb 18, 2014,
#11
Don that looks fantastic, just played through it (slowly of course) and it seems to be ok. I would submit it definitely
Thanks for your work on this....as you say someone might come in and help out as well.

Cheers.
#12
OK, I SUBMITTED IT...THIS IS THE FINAL VERSION THE WAY I HEAR IT....
This is the way I am hearing it...I know it is not 100% as I am listening with computer speakers that are over 10 years old and small.... but I believe it is playable as a rhythm guitar and can definitely be improved on .... but here is the way I hear it.
Maybe now some one else will chime in and help out... It is a catchy little number by the way and worth tabbing out.

http://youtu.be/LLOlo2zYqt8



SONG:   UPSTARTS
ARTIST: JOHNNY MARR
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

                   UPSTARTS 
                 JOHNNY MARR

INTRO: 

    (Played as chords)
A  D Dsus4 D  A  D  Dsus4 D 
A  D Dsus4 D  A  D  Dsus4 D 

              OR

E -------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------
G ---------------------0-0-0-0-0-------------
D -2-2-2-2--4-0-2-4-2-------------4-0-2-4-2--
A -0-0-0-0-----------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------
  
VERSE:
A D     E   A           D  E    A
  Ooooooooh, I feel it coming round 
             D     E         A
I hear it, sounds like the good life 
    D  E  A
I knoooow 
   D  E   A           D  E    A
Oooooooh, I see this running down 
 A  D      E   A       E
Defiance comes, oooh oooooh


BREAK:
    (Played as chords)
A  D Dsus4 D  A  D  Dsus4 D 
A  D Dsus4 D  A  D  Dsus4 D 

              OR

E -------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------
G ---------------------0-0-0-0-0-------------
D -2-2-2-2--4-0-2-4-2-------------4-0-2-4-2--
A -0-0-0-0-----------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------


CHORUS: 
     A          D        E
The underground is overground 
     A         D              E
The overground will pull you down 
      A          D         E
It's how it goes in these times 
 A           D             E
How we know it's in their eyes 
A            D            E
Upstarts now are on their way 
A            D        E
Upstarts now have to pay 

BREAK:
G  E   G  E   G  E    G  B


PRE-CHORUS:
A  D      E
 Oooooooooooh, 
   A       D E     A
I hear us coming round 
   D     E   A    D   E
Denial comes, oooooooooooh 


CHORUS:
     A          D         E
The underground is overground 
     A          D             E
The overground will pull you down 
      A          D          E
It's how it goes in these times 
 A           D           E
How we know it's in our eyes 
A            D            E
Upstarts now are on their way 
A            D        E
Upstarts now have to pay 

 A    B         E           
And hear, they tell it now so fast 

BREAK:
G A  G E  G E  G E
 
G E  G E  G E

G  A B
 
PRE-CHORUS:
E  F#  B           E F#    B
Oooooh, I hear us coming round 
E  F#   B
Oooooooooh,  I feel it 
  E       F#           B
Upstarts are on their way

OUTRO:
A  E    A  E    A  E    A  E
A  E    A  E    A  E    A  E   B
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Feb 20, 2014,