The Fall – Blindness (Tab)

In the Hey, Soul Sister post J-Hob declared that every time I post something appaling I have pay a Fall-feit. Last time, I attoned for the song with the name that shan’t be spoke with How I Wrote Elastic Man and Theme From Sparta FC. This time I’m going for something more recent with Blindness from Heads Will Roll.

I’ve beefed the bass line up by making them into power chords:

And here’s the keyboard riff (before MES shoulder barges her out the way and starts pressing random keys):

And here’s a total screw up to illustrate the dangers of tabbing from memory:

The is supposed to be the octave stabs on the guitar (which crop up only briefly on the album version but feature heavily in the live version). As it’s actually played, ignore the last two pairs of octaves.

Here’s me putting them together:

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  1. Steve April 20th, 2010 6:39 pm

    You, good sir, are a bloody legend.

  2. Steve April 20th, 2010 6:48 pm

    Or, more appropriately, a living leg-end.

  3. Howlin' Hobbit April 20th, 2010 7:30 pm

    Nice wall of sound. New nadir in unintelligibility.

    BTW… saw a little widget the other day that informed my the Train song was either the #2 or #3 (memory fades) download from iTunes. Pop gods, I tell ya.

  4. mictoboy April 20th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Hurrah! You can never have enough Fall

  5. J-Hob April 20th, 2010 9:01 pm

    And peace & harmony is once again restored to the world… cheers Woodshed!

  6. J-Hob April 21st, 2010 5:18 pm

    do you mute the strings that you’re not playing with your other fingers/lightly barre behind? I’ve always struggled with this and really should putting some effort into effective muting whilst other strings are pressed.

  7. Woodshed April 21st, 2010 9:12 pm

    Steve: Ta!

    Hobbit: And you thought Jimmy McGee was hard to understand.

    mictoboy: Indeed you can’t.

    J-Hob: I’m blocking the g-string with my thumb and the A-string with the underside of my fretting fingers. Hopefully, these photos will give you an idea: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3.

  8. rico April 21st, 2010 9:19 pm

    Brilliant! Ta!
    (looking forward to seeing them live in a couple of weeks:)

  9. J-Hob April 21st, 2010 10:36 pm

    Thanks Al, that’s clear now, I’ll get practising.

    The Fall are playing Edinburgh this Saturday night but unfortunately I can’t make it :-( Last time I saw them in Glasgow they were off the hook!

  10. J-Hob April 21st, 2010 10:38 pm

    Oh yeah, new album Your Future Our Clutter is double plus good!

  11. Woodshed April 22nd, 2010 10:39 am

    rico: Thanks! Have a great time.

    J-Hob: Good to hear. I haven’t checked it out yet but I will do.

  12. Ali April 24th, 2010 5:50 pm

    Hello. I don’t understand this tablature? Why not use chord diagrams? Can someone expain how you plau the main bass riff? waht does 3 2, 6 5, 1 0 refer to??? S

  13. Howlin' Hobbit April 24th, 2010 8:45 pm
  14. Woodshed May 3rd, 2010 1:29 pm

    Hobbit: Thanks for helping out.

  15. Steven May 15th, 2010 5:05 am

    I think you should do Billionaire by Travis Mccoy next!

  16. rico May 15th, 2010 4:21 pm

    Like J-Hob says, the new album is double plus good (and triple treach.)
    Any chance of something from there when you get round to it?

    or maybe Sister Sledge ‘Lost in Music’ ;)

  17. Woodshed May 15th, 2010 6:06 pm

    Steven: I can’t begin to think what it was about the Fall that inspired that request.

    rico: There’s a fair chance I will next time I have to do a Fall-feit.

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