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Nebulas "Surf Party" Guitar Tab


In order to seed the new Tablature section, I have submitted a tab I did a long time ago: The Nebulas arrangement of The Astronauts classic "Surf Party". Well, it's the lead guitar part anyway. Anyone got the rhythm part figured out?

Please leave comments and corrections!
Song:    Surf Party
Artist:  The Nebulas (written by Dunham & Beverly)
Album:   Nebula One

Tabbed by Brian Neal 18-May-2002

Notes:   This is the Nebulas arrangement of the classic tune
made famous by the The Astronauts.

Intro: Palm muted G5 chord (355xxx) with lots of sweet sweet reverb

Part A:
-----------------------------------------------
-------------------------------11--------------
-12-12----10-12-10-12-12-10-12-----10-12-10-12-
-------12--------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

10-10----------------------------
------13-11----------11----------
------------12-10-12----12-12-10-
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------11------------------------------------
-12-12----10-12-10-12-12-10-12-----12-10-----------------------------
-------12--------------------------------11-12--12-12-12-12-12-12----
------------------------------------------------------------------12-
---------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------
-------------
-------------
----10-10-11-
-12----------
-------------

Part B:
-----------------------------------------------
-------------------------------11--------------
-12-12----10-12-10-12-12-10-12-----10-12-10-12-
-------12--------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

10-10----------------------------
------13-11----------11----------
------------12-10-12----12-12-10-
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------11--------------------------------------
-12-12----10-12-10-12-12-10-12-----12-10----[speed pick glissando     ]
-------12--------------------------------11-1212...1212111098765
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Part C:     (hammer ons)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-8--8-8--8-8--8/10-8-8/10-8/10-6--6-6--6-6-8-8-10-8-6--4--4-4--4-4-
-8--8-8--8-8--8/10-8-8/10-8/10-7--7-7--7-7-8-8-10-8-7--5--5-5--5-5-
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
                      (slide)
-----------------3-3-----------------------------------------------
-6-8-6-4-3-3---3---3---3s8--8-8--8-8--8/10-8-8/10-8/10-6--6-6--6-6-
-7-8-7-5-4-4-0---------3s8--8-8--8-8--8/10-8-8/10-8/10-7--7-7--7-7-
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------------------------------
-8-8-10-8-6--4--4-4--4-4--6-8-6-4-3-3-------------------------------
-8-8-10-8-7--5--5-5--5-5--7-8-7-5-4-4-0-0---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------[speed pick glissando    ]
------------------------------------------151413...7654321

Part D: (Speed pick this part)
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------[slide up]--------------------------------------------
-1111...111/2/3/4/5.../10/11...11-11-13-11-10--------------------

Part E:
------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------3-3--------------------------------
---------------------3-------------5-3-------3--------------------
-5-5---3-5-3-5-5-3-5---3-5-3-5---------5-3-5----5-5-3-5-5---3-5---
-----5----------------------------------------------------5-------
------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------3--------------------------------10-10-11--------------
-3-5-5-3-5---5-3----------------------10s12-----------------------
-----------------4-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-----(slide)---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

Now jump back to part B. When you get to part E the second time,
don't play it, just go back to the beginning of the song (part A). 
End after part D. 

This story has 4 comments.


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intro:

CaptainSpringfield | 22-Mar-2006 02:01:21 | Flag
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I've only heard Jon and The Nightriders live version of this song. I can only imagine how good The Astronauts version is.

knux | 22-Apr-2006 23:19:41 | Flag
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Apart from the Astronauts:

  • Nebulas on Nebula One

  • Slacktone on Surf Adventure Tour (live)

  • Slacktone on Rough Surf, Rough Mix (live)

  • Slacktone (with Ferenc Dobronyi of Pollo del Mar) (live) See http://www.slacktone.com/video.html

  • Tormentos on Grab Your Board!

  • Jon & the Nightriders on ... (I forget) (live)

Not intended to be exhaustive - just what I've run into. I remember a little street theater associated with this. The regular beggar at US 36 & Baseline, Boulder, CO, c. 1992 (?) caught JtNR launching into it about 8:00 every morning as I drove by. Finally one morning he called out "Surf partay!" himself, just after Wronski (?).

Tuck | 30-Oct-2006 22:59:06 | Flag
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Jon & the Nightriders on Live at the Whisky (live)

Tuck | 16-Nov-2006 21:01:20 | Flag

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