(JEFF TRUZZI) I DID post my guitar and bass transcriptions to Dave Gregory, and got a great response! I don't have his permission to post it all here, so I'll summarize and excerpt.
He said he was laughing out loud scrolling through it (not a good sign!) knowing how long I must have spent on it, and that it has been so long he couldn't remember it all without sitting down with a guitar for half an hour - but my effort was "jolly good," and "...there was quite a bit more to it than you have written down, that's for sure."
"Some of the chords I would certainly have trouble naming as they are somewhat ambiguous; that's the trouble with working in dissonance - it's not meant to make sense harmonically."
"I do remember a lot of augmented shapes and 'Wes Montgomery'-style octave playing. The 'steer me, Anna' section is definitely guitar, not synth; and I seem to remember playing an F with the bottom E string hanging open for the 'hail, wheel' chord..."
He agreed that the bass part was genius, and said he's looking forward to hearing "Drums & Wires" in 5.1 - as are we all!
This song is like the Holy Grail of XTC transcriptions, so I am SO glad to have been able to coax this out of Andy while his APE forum was still up. (I ask him chord questions onTwitter, but this would obviously not have happened on it.) I'll post my naming of the chords later.
I forgot about the bridge - or more accurately, Andy did. I thought Dave's part was on keyboard but Dave said no, definitely guitar. And he also said HIS chord on the "Hail wheel" part was an F with the bottom open E hanging, aka F/E, rendered 0.3.3.2.1.1
I asked Andy about the bridge on Twitter, but got no response. I don't expect to. Getting THIS much out of him involved much cajoling and begging and groveling and threatening to do the evil American thing and show up on his doorstep. Not really. The last thing, I mean. I would NEVER do that. But all the others: yeah.
bluedemon25: No ones going to comment on the new Colin song/music video out? I liked it. I know it's not about puns, body parts, or sports, but I thought it'd get excited mention from someone.
Jul 8, 2021 0:55:05 GMT