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/ U2 / The Joshua Tree (1987) / Bullet The Blue Sky bass tab

Bullet The Blue Sky(Popmart version)


Music by:U2

Transcribed by:Mike H.
Help by:Adam Clayton & PHASER 


THIS IS AN AWESOME VERSION OF THIS SONG THAT ADAM DOES FORM THE 
COMMERCIAL U2 VIDEO OF POPMART LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY! THIS SONG TURNS 
INTO A MORE FUNKY GRUNGE BASS GROOVE THAT KEEPS UP WITH THE EDGE'S 
GUITAR.

{Info for 1st main riff} This is played in the beginning right after 
Larry does his intro play w/ The Edge screaming his slide effect to a 
boom! And during most of the chorus, when Bono sings, "Bullet The Blue 
Sky___   bullet the blue___."  You have to either refer to the video to 
get the right feeling for the song or else you can not get the timing 
right. This repeats over and over until it changes to the 2nd riff.


Symbols

 * -Play the indicated note and mute quickly
 h -Play the indicated note and hold briefly
 ^ -Play the indicated note and release quickly

[First Main Riff]

G|----------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------
A|-------5-7-5-7h-5-5-------5-7-5-7h-5-5--
E|--0-5---------------0-5-----------------

{Info for 2nd main riff} This is played during the verses of the song 
when Bono sings, "In the howling wind, comes the stinging rain..." This 
happens to be Adam favorite riff becuase if you listen to the video, you 
can here Adam using alot of thump bass tech. and timing! This also has 
its repeat.

[Second Main Riff]

G|----------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------
A|------------5^-7-5h------------5^-7-5h--
E|--0*-0*-5^-----------0*-0*-5^-----------


~~LONG LIVE ADAM Clayton~~



For any question or comments please contact me at my e-mail address 



U2 "Bullet The Blue Sky" - BASS TAB
-----------------------------------
steve palmer am560@freenet.carleton.ca

Tune down 1/2 step: Eb Ab Db Gb 
(note, tuning is from live performance - not album)

Main riff: (verse, chorus)
  Em                 D       Em                 D 
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|----7-7-7-5-7----0--5-5--|-----7-7-7-5-7----0--5-5-----|
|-0-------------0---------|--0-------------0------------|
(on the album, this is repeated for the whole song)


Solo: (live only)
*1st few bars of solo are the main riff, then bass switches to this:

   Em                  D                   A
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|-------------------|-------------------|----------------------|

  A*
|-------------------|
|-7-5---------------|
|------7-5----------|
|-----------7-5-----|

*This last 'A' changes everytime, and it's hard to tell what he's
playing, Adam seems to just jam on these frets:

|-(5)-(7)-(9)---------|
|-(5)-(7)-------------|
|-(5)-(7)-------------|
|-(5)-(7)-------------|


U2 albums
2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2000 All That You Can't Leave Behind
1997 Pop
1993 Zooropa
1991 Achtung Baby
1988 Rattle And Hum
1987 The Joshua Tree
1984 The Unforgettable Fire
1983 Under A Blood Red Sky
1983 War
1981 October
1980 Boy
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