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/ Blue Oyster Cult / Spectres (1977) / Godzilla bass tab

BASS TAB for "GODZILLA" by Blue Oyster Cult

  Main Riff
        F#m                        A
        h.           e   e   e     h.           e   e   e
 G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 D|4:---------------------------|---------------1---2-------|
 A|4:----------------2---4------|-----------------------2---|
 E|-----2--------------------4--|--5------------------------|

  Chorus
      E                         F#m
      e  e  e*e* e e e e 1  e  e  e*e* e e e e   e  e  e*e* e e e e
 G|-----------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 D|o--2--2--0-0----------o|-4--4--2-2--1-1-0-3-|-4--4--2-2--1---2-3-|
 A|o-------------4-4-2-2-o|--------------------|--------------4-----|
 E|--(0)(0)---------------|(2)(2)--------------|--------------------|
  *These notes are often tied together and played as a single
   quarter note.
   (alternate note)

  Bridge - "Monster Bass"
      F#m
     w     s s e  q   q  s s  s s+++++e  e   s   e. e  e    e  s  s++++
 G|-----|----9-11-11--R--9---------|--------------------------------|
 D|-----|--11--------------11-9-11++++11---------------10-H-11-10H11+++
 A|-----|--------------------------|-----12--11--9--R--8--H-9--8-H9++++
 E|--2--|--------------------------|--------------------------------|

  +++q    e.  s  q  e.  s    q   e.  s  q  e.  s
 G|-----------------------|----------------------|------|
 D+++11-------------------|----------------------|-O-/--|
 A+++9--------------------|----------------------|--/-O-|
 E|-------R---2--2--R---2-|--2---R---2--2--R---2-|------|

     q   e.  s  e  e  e  s s++++q  e.  s  q  e.  s
 G|----------------5-H6--5H6++++6------------------|
 D|----------------3-H4--3H4++++4------------------|
 A|--------------------------|---------------------|
 E|--2---R---2--2------------|-----R---2--2--R---2-|

     q   e.  s  q  e.  s                          q   e.  s  q
 G|----------------------|------|------|------|-----------------|
 D|----------------------|-O-/--|-O-/--|-O-/--|3:---------------|
 A|----------------------|--/-O-|--/-O-|--/-O-|4:---------------|
 E|--2---R---2--2--R---2-|------|------|------|---2---R---2--2--|

Performance Notes:  Main Riff (during the intro and verse)
                    Chorus
                    Main Riff (guitar solo)
                    Chorus
                    Bridge
                    Chorus
                    Main Riff (coda)

     __      Notes (including rests):  w = Whole  h = Half  q = Quarter
   +|oo|+                              e = 8th    s = 16th  t = Triplet
   +|oo|+
     ||      Dotted notes (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
     ||      are indicated by a dot following the note
     ||           #
     ||      |-----|               |------|            |---|
     ||      |o---o| = Repeat      |-O-/--| = Repeat   |4:-| = Time
     ||      |o---o|   measures    |--/-O-|   previous |4:-|   Signature
  _  ||  _   |-----|   in-between  |------|   measure  |---|
  \\_||_//             # times
   | [] |    ++++ = TIE      R = REST        X = MUTED or "GHOST" NOTE
   | || |    H = HAMMER ON    = BEND        / = SLIDE UP TO NEXT NOTE
  /  []  \   P = PULL OFF    ~ = VIBRATO     \ = SLIDE DOWN TO NEXT NOTE
  \______/   /X or \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE     S = SLAP OR POP

Alternate Versions:
(these versions add a bit more character to the bassline, and
may more closely approximate the way the song is played live)

  Intro/Verse riff - Alternate Fingering
        F#m                        A
        h.           e   e   e     h.           e   e   e
 G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
 D|4:---------------------------|---------------------------|
 A|4:----------------2-H-4------|---------------6-H-7-------|
 E|-----2--------------------4/-|--5--------------------7\--|

  Bridge - "Monster Bass" - alternate variation
      F#m
    h. e e    s s  e  q  e e  s s  s s++++e  e   s  e. e  e   e  s s++++
 G|---------|-9-11-11-11-R-11-9--------|-----------------------------|
 D|----R-11-|-------------------11-9-11+++11-9---7--------9-H-11-9H11+++
 A|---------|--------------------------|------------9--R--7-H-9--7H9++++
 E|-2-------|--------------------------|-----------------------------|

  +++h       q     e.  s    q   e.  s  q   e.  s
 G|-----------------------|-----------------------|
 D+++11------11\X---------|-----------------------|
 A+++9-------9\X----------|-----------------------|
 E|----------------R---S0-|-H2--R---S0-H2--R---S0-|

     q   e. s  e  e  s  e.  q  e. s  q   e.  s  3
 G|-----------------------|----------------------|
 D|o----------------------|---------------------o|
 A|o----------------------|---------------------o|
 E|--H2--R--S0-H2-2--R--4-|-2--R--S0-H2--R---S0--|

    q   e. s  q   e. s     s s s e. s s s s s s
 G|--------------------|---------2--------------|
 D|--------------------|3:-2-3-4----4-2---------|
 A|------------------4-|4:--------------4-3-2---|
 E|-H2--R--S0-H2--R----|----------------------2-|







JOHN SWARTZ - The MITRE Corp. Bedford, MA
      "My heart is black, and my lips are cold.  Cities on flame
       with rock and roll.  3,000 guitars, they seem to cry.
       My ears will melt, and then my eyes."  -  Blue Oyster Cult


Blue Oyster Cult albums
2005 Singles Collection
2001 The Curse of the Hidden Mirror
1998 Heaven Forbid
1985 Club Ninja
1983 The Revolution by Night
1981 Fire of Unknown Origin
1980 Cultosaurus Erectus
1977 Spectres
1976 Agents of Fortune
1974 Secret Treaties
1973 Tyranny and Mutation
1972 Blue Oyster Cult
Spectres tabs
01Godzilla tabbass tab
05Fireworks tabbass tab
09I Love The Night tabbass tab

 

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