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Radiohead, Pop Is Dead.
 Tabbed by Giuseppe Dimunno, operapia@yahoo.it.
  
----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

 * RADIOHEAD - Pop is Dead
 * Pop is Dead EP
 * Guitar tab by Giuseppe Dimunno 

This is one of the most ingenius guitar songs by RADIOHEAD.
I tabbed all the guitar riffs so you can both play alone and play with your band.
I shared the song into three parts, so understanding the tab can be simpler for you.
Pay attention: you need to be John Greenwood or kinda to play the 3rd part.
Write to me for requesting other tabs, correction and just to exchange opinions.  

_1st Part_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Intro (Polite Guitar)
    A   G#  G   F#    
E---5---4---3---2---|
B---5---4---3---2---|
G---6---5---4---3---|
D---7---6---5---4---|
A---7---6---5---4---|
E-------------------|
                      
1st verse (Distortion Guitar)            
   Bm                G#          
E--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x---x-----------|
B--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x---x-----------|
G--4---4---4---4-----x---x---x--------4---4---4---4---x-----------|
D--4---4---4---4-----6---6---6--------4---4---4---4---6-----------|
A--2---2---2---2-----6---6---6--------2---2---2---2---6-------7---|
E----------------(2)-4---4---4--5-5-2-----------------4-0-2-5-----|
                               
Intro (Polite Guitar)
    A   G#  G   F#    
E---5---4---3---2---|
B---5---4---3---2---|
G---6---5---4---3---|
D---7---6---5---4---|
A---7---6---5---4---|
E-------------------|

2st verse (Distortion Guitar)            
   Bm                G#          
E--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x------x-------------------------------------------------|
B--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x------x-------------------------------------------------|
G--4---4---4---4-----x---x---x--------4---4---4---4------x-------------------------------------------------|
D--4---4---4---4-----6---6---6--------4---4---4---4------6-------------------------------------------------|
A--2---2---2---2-----6---6---6--------2---2---2---2------6-----------------------3-3(message)-2(for)-0(us)-|
E----------------(2)-4---4---4--5-5-2---------------(2)--4-0(he)-2(left)-5(this)---------------------------|
                              
Enter JOHNNY's riff:
                       
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--10-9-8------------------12-13-14-------------------------------12-13-14 (GO ON WITH THIS ---|
G---------9-8-7---------------------14-13-12------------------------------ NOTE AND PULL    ---|
D----------------9-8-7-----------------------14-13-12--------------------- THE STRING OVER) ---|
A----------------------8------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------13------------------------------|


_2nd Part_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Intro (Polite Guitar)               (Distortion Guitar)
    A   G#  G   F#                      A   G#  G   F#
E---5---4---3---2---|               E-------------------|
B---5---4---3---2---| at the same   B-------------------|
G---6---5---4---3---| time, another G---6---5---4---3---|
D---7---6---5---4---| guitar        D---7---6---5---4---|
A---7---6---5---4---| play so:      A---7---6---5---4---|
E-------------------|               E---5---4---3---2---|

1st verse (Distortion Guitar)            
   Bm                G#          
E--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x---x-----------|
B--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x---x-----------|
G--4---4---4---4-----x---x---x--------4---4---4---4---x-----------|
D--4---4---4---4-----6---6---6--------4---4---4---4---6-----------|
A--2---2---2---2-----6---6---6--------2---2---2---2---6-------7---|
E----------------(2)-4---4---4--5-5-2-----------------4-0-2-5-----|
                              
intro 

Intro (Polite Guitar)
    A   G#  G   F#    
E---5---4---3---2---|
B---5---4---3---2---|
G---6---5---4---3---|
D---7---6---5---4---|
A---7---6---5---4---|
E-------------------|

2st verse (Distortion Guitar)            
   Bm                G#          
E--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x------x------------------------------------------------|
B--x---x---x---x-----x---x---x--------x---x---x---x------x------------------------------------------------|
G--4---4---4---4-----x---x---x--------4---4---4---4------x------------------------------------------------|
D--4---4---4---4-----6---6---6--------4---4---4---4------6------------------------------------------------|
A--2---2---2---2-----6---6---6--------2---2---2---2------6-----------------------3-3(message)-2(for)-0(us)|
E----------------(2)-4---4---4--5-5-2---------------(2)--4-0(he)-2(left)-5(this)--------------------------|
                              
Enter JOHNNY's riff:
                       
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--10-9-8------------------12-13-14---------------------------------12-13-14---------------------------------12-13-14-------------------------------12-13-14 (GO ON WITH THIS ---|
G---------9-8-7---------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12------------------------------  NOTE AND BEND   ---|
D----------------9-8-7-----------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------  THE STRING)     ---|
A----------------------8------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------13---------------------------------------13---------------------------------------13------------------------------|

                                                                 (Light Distortion Guitar)
                                          The ED's Guitar start E---13-10-12-10----13-10-12-10----13-10-12-10----13-10-12-10----13-10-12-10----13-10-----------------------------|
                                          right now with this   B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
                                          riff.                 G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                          NOTE:You got to slide D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                               from a note      A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
                                               to the other     E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

_3rd Part____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

When THOM sings for the last time:
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play so:


JOHNNY's Guitar

NOTE:You got to slide from a note to
     the other in the 1st part. 
     /=vibrato

E---20-17-19-17---20-17-19-17---20-17-19-17---20-17-19-17--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------13/-14-------------13/-14-------------13/-14-------------13/-14---|
D-------------------------------------------------------------14----14-----------14----14-----------14----14-----------14----14----------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------17-----------------17-----------------17-----------------17-------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


ED's guitar (Light Distortion/Very Strong Reverb Guitar)

E---------------------------------------------------------10-12-10/-----------10-12-10/----------10-12-10/----------10-12-10/------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|                   
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E---5/--8/--10/--11/-----5/--8/--10/--11/-12/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Enter JOHNNY's riff:
                       
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--12-13-14---------------------------------12-13-14---------------------------------12-13-14----------------------------------13----13 (Finish with few --|
G-----------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12----------------------14----14---  noises around   --|
D--------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12------------------------  these two notes)--|
A-----------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12---------------------------------14-13-12-----------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------13---------------------------------------13---------------------------------------13--------------------------------|

                                       ---THE END---
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
LYRICS:


Oh no, pop is dead, long live pop
It died an ugly death by back-catalogue
And now you know it gets you nowhere
And now you know, you realize

Oh no, pop is dead, it just gave up
We raised the dead, but they won't stand up.
And radio has salmonella
And now you know you're gonna die

So what pop is dead, it's no great loss,
So many facelifts, his face flew off.
The emperor has no clothes on,
And his skin is peeling of

Oh no, pop is dead, long live pop
One final line of coke to jack him off
He left this message for us...
He's dead ! He's dead ! He's dead !




 
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JPK 10 Jan 06, 2005 07:00 PM

bang on pal

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rattlehead_01 207 Oct 24, 2009 08:00 PM

What about the lead Jonny plays right after the "one final line of coke to jerk him off" part? There's a couple of Jonny's other parts that are missing too. Good tab though.

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rattlehead_01 207 Oct 26, 2009 06:19 AM

Never mind, haha.

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