Billy Zoom's Jet Set

The Have Nots: solo tab?

1

The recent "Favorite BZ riff" thread got me searching for this, but I can't find one anywhere. It's one of my all-time favorite X tunes and BZ solos. Can anyone help?

2

I don't know what tab is, but I know how to play the song. I've seen some of our stuff online, and nobody even gets the chords close.

4

Billy, what is it that people are getting wrong? Just throwing power chords on every song or something?

5

I don't know what tab is, but I know how to play the song. I've seen some of our stuff online, and nobody even gets the chords close.

– Billy Zoom

I better just keep watching you play it live and eventually through osmosis maybe I'll get close. Apparently 20 or so times hasn't been enough.

Tab is for those of us who don't have enough ear or feel to pick it up naturally.

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They'll put out a music book with tabs when X gets into the RnR Hall of Fame; the marketing idiots won't bother until then unfortunately. While Billy could write out the correct solos and chords, I don't think there exists musical notation that accurately describes what exactly it is that John and Exene do.

7

They miss all the the aug, minor7th,13th, and other non-major/minor chords. X songs are very complex and the unusual voicings are everything.

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They miss all the the aug, minor7th,13th, and other non-major/minor chords. X songs are very complex and the unusual voicings are everything.

10

This vid gives a great look at BZ's left hand on the solo. Hint: watch in Google Chrome and you can play the vid at 50% speed.

12

Close enough for government work, I reckon. Big thanks to BZ, jp and whoever shot it!

13

I don't remember who shot it...just that the camera was uncomfortably close.

14

And you're playing through the Zoom amp w the 4x 10 cabinet? The tone is so impeccable

16

I'm still gonna roll out a 4x10 custom half stack. Somehow. I'll have to wait next year, my wife loves my new duojet. But I did push it getting it. :D

17

That's a great song with great guitar riffs. Why is John threatening someone with a Billy Zoom ass kicking at the beginning of the clip?

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That's a great song with great guitar riffs. Why is John threatening someone with a Billy Zoom ass kicking at the beginning of the clip?

– Gregory_Pecarry

Because Billy Zoom kicks ass.

19

The recent "Favorite BZ riff" thread got me searching for this, but I can't find one anywhere. It's one of my all-time favorite X tunes and BZ solos. Can anyone help?

– Tim Price DBA Precio265

I'll work on the solo tonight (along with the various fills such as that beautiful "Smokestack Lightnin" lick I hear in places). Here's what I have for the intro and verses. I think the G section might vary a bit throughout the song... but I think this is close to what Billy Zoom is playing on the record. Such a great song. Suggestions and corrections are welcomed. I'm new to writing tab and what I've done below probably could have been written better. Is it too crammed together?

** Let the open notes ring. Listen to the record to get the syncopation... it is important and I'm not sure to show it in tab (I guess you cant'?)

|---------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------------------| |---------------------|-----------------------------|------------4-----4-----4-----4--| |---------------------|-------------0------------0-|-----4-------4-----4-----4-------| |--5-----5---5---5-|-----0h2---------0h2------|--2----2------2-----2-----2------| |--3---3---3---3---|--0--------------------------|------------------------------------|

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Billy, what is it that people are getting wrong? Just throwing power chords on every song or something?

– Chmason85

Probably most people can’t play by ear very well. That simple.

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Probably most people can’t play by ear very well. That simple.

– ThePolecats

There is a lot going on in X songs, that's why I love them, waaayyy ahead of typical punk bands as far as chops and song structures go

22

Sitting and listening closely to this song about a dozen times today (for the first time in years)... I'm noticing how the bass walks down during the "This is the game that moves as you play" part while the guitar continues with the A to E blues thing. I really like it a lot. Good stuff.

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There is a lot going on in X songs, that's why I love them, waaayyy ahead of typical punk bands as far as chops and song structures go

– Chmason85

Agreed. Billy was light years ahead of the other punk bands of the time. I think punk cane along just in time and was a perfect launching platform for Billy’s music. I don’t mean to insult John Doe but he lucked out connecting with Billy. He’s talented in his own right but Billy’s amazing playing brought success to John Doe.

Make is public record (no pun intended) but my fave X album is “Under The Big Black Sun”. Fave track “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”. Simply amazing.

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I tried posting the tab for my attempt at the solo directly to this site but the lines came out all wonky and I'm just too tired to fix it. So, here's a link to a site that I hope works. Can someone please try to play along to the tab and let me know if you think it's accurate? I'm sure there are mistakes to fix and little things I missed.

http://ghubbard.com/wp-cont...

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I tried posting the tab for my attempt at the solo directly to this site but the lines came out all wonky and I'm just too tired to fix it. So, here's a link to a site that I hope works. Can someone please try to play along to the tab and let me know if you think it's accurate? I'm sure there are mistakes to fix and little things I missed.

http://ghubbard.com/wp-cont...

– cheesy_rice

Maybe Billy can play along with it and confirm!


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