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TALK SHOW HOST
Radiohead
Bassist: Colin Greenwood
Album: Street Spirit (Fade Out) Single CD#1
Tabbed by Shor Bowman (abowman@sas.upenn.edu)
*MEMBER OF THE BASS TAB ARCHIVE TABBING ARMY*
Correction of original tab by Adam Lutz/Bill Fumerola

This song's tab has gone uncorrected for much, much too long. I have seen
several different versions of it all across the web, and incredibly they
all make some very serious errors and omissions. This may very well be
one of the greatest songs that Radiohead have ever done, and I feel that
it therefore deserves at least a correct tablature. Here it is.

RIFF #1 ("Floating upon the surface for the birds...")
G————————————————————————————————————————|
D—6—————————————6————————————————————————|
A——————6—7—8—————————6—7—8——6——————————1—|
E——————————————————————————————8——6/—3———|

RIFF #2 ("You want me?")
G————————————————|
D——————8————10———|
A—8h10———10——————|
E——————————————8—|x4

Then comes the following little variation that leads into Riff #1:
("..sandwiches and nothing...")
G—————————————————————|
D—8h10——8/——6/——5/——5—|
A—————————————————6———|
E—————————————————————|

RIFF #3 (Lovely synth—guitar break):
G——————8———————————————|
D——————————————————————|
A—0/6————6———6—6/—10———|
E——————————————————————|
Riff #3 is going to lead you back into Riff #2, which you play twice.

RIFF #4 Then, the big riff...("YOU WANT ME??")
G——————————————————————————————————————————|
D—10—(8)———————————————————————10—(8)——————|
A———————10—————8h10—10——8h10—8————————10———|
E——————————8—————————————————————————————8—|

Riff #4 is played for pretty much the remainder of the song. You know, of
course, that there are a few more Riff #1 and #3 intervals that require
variations on the ones I have listed. Here are the big vars:
RIFF #1 VAR
G———————————————————————————————————————————————|
D—6————————————————6h8—6————————————————————————|
A——————6—7—8———6—8——————————6—7—8——6————————————|
E—————————————————————————————————————8——6/—3/——|

RIFF #3 VAR
G————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
A—0/6——6—6—6——6—6—6——6—6—6——6/10——10—10—10———10—10—10/———————————————|
E———————————————————————————————————————————————————————6———6—6—6————|

G————————————————————|
D————————————————————|
A—6h8————8h10——8—6———|
E——————————————————8—|
Of course, both of these eventually segue into Riff #4.
That's it! Again, I sincerely hope and pray that this is the correct
tablature. If it is not, then you know where to reach me, so please do
so. Have fun.

KEY:
h=hammer—on
()=ghost note (pull—off)
/=slide up or down

SHORESWORTH'S PSYCHEDELIC BREAKFAST (my webpage):
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~abowman


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