Blur – Jets (Tab)

Why did no one tell me Blur had a ukulele song?

If you answered, “Because no one listened to Think Tank,” correct answer. Take ten internet points.

I think it’s obvious from this track that Damon Albarn was happier making Gorillaz records than Blur records.

The track has a strong ‘on finding the studio ukulele’ vibe to it and they’re playing up the primitive side. It even sounds like it’s been recorded on a 1980s dictaphone.

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  1. david June 10th, 2010 6:59 pm

    I liked Think Tank… even though (as with all Damon albums) there are about 4 songs too many on it.

  2. Jam June 10th, 2010 7:17 pm

    I rather like it.
    But then again I’m a Gorillaz nut and this indistinguishably different.
    Could I just request something?
    We need Gorillaz tabs
    Now I can’t remember if you showed is this or not Al but it’s wonderful http://tiny.cc/031bv

  3. J-Hob June 10th, 2010 7:19 pm

    quite a hooky little riff that one

  4. Graymalkin June 10th, 2010 8:58 pm

    I must admit, when first I listened to it, it didn’t click it was a uke. But then I’ve only been playing for a few weeks and already I find myself recognising/ listening out for ukey goodness a lot more.

    Thanks, also, for a very useful site. I’ll get the hang of ‘Postcards from Italy’ if it kills my fingers…

    Anyone know the chords for The Shortwave Set’s ‘Better than Bad’ or Lady Lioness’ ‘Aphonia’, by the way (hint, hint)?

  5. Stephen June 12th, 2010 3:29 am

    Very catchy toon. Thanks for posting. Now I’m gonna look up more stuff by Blur.

  6. Issy June 12th, 2010 11:20 pm

    haha I’m an epic gorillaz fangirl.

    Erm I don’t understand the curvy arrows?
    If someone could explain to me I’d be really grateful.
    Thanks, Issy x

  7. Ukenoob June 14th, 2010 10:51 am

    That’s a catchy wee tune!
    Just wanted to say this is an amazing site I never knew there was such a huge uke community and I never expected for the uke to be that popular in the uk.
    Got my uke a few months ago and I was on the verge of giving up but luckly I came accross this site and now I love it!

    Thanks :)

    ps I don’t know how one goes about requesting a song here but it would be awesome if you could tab Cancion del Mariachi (desperado theme) cheers

    ps I don’t know how one goes about requesting a song but it would be awesome if you could tab

  8. Woodshed June 14th, 2010 4:50 pm

    david: I’d say a few more than four in some cases.

    Jam: Thanks for the link. No, you didn’t show me.

    J-Hob: I’d say so.

    Stephen: You’re welcome.

    Issy: They’re bends.

    Ukenoob: Thanks very much. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the site and the uke.

  9. Oli Carr June 20th, 2010 5:37 pm

    Please do a GORILLAZ song!! I dont care which one, just any! ( On Meloncoly Hill ) Or Song 2 by Blur!

    Plus i love the cartoony style of the site, it adds to the awesomness!!!!

  10. Woodshed June 21st, 2010 10:32 am

    Oli: I think there’ll need to be a Gorillaz song with a ukulele in before I tab one.

  11. acdcfan1 July 3rd, 2010 5:24 am

    another good blur song would be song 2

  12. grahamcoxoniscool October 2nd, 2012 3:27 pm

    i like think tank. even though graham is my fave and he’s only on battery in your leg. but still it’s good, all blur is good forever and ever and ever. goodnight.

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