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Released August 28, 2012 for Rock Band
Rock Band Blitz Soundtrack
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Genre: Classic Rock
Album: Too Low for Zero (1983)

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Full Band
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Oh, hi, Solo! Dr Sardonicus
I did not expect much from this song on guitar. I expected some basic chords for the duration, like most pop songs from the 80s. What I got was surprising, to say the least.

We start with descending chord sustains, after which we get something that might trip some people up, an R note followed by RY, then Y followed by YB. Whenever this came up, I would hope it wouldn't break my combo. Usually it did. After this, you go into the 1st verse, where you don't do much until the halfway point, where you play GR with a Y hammer-on in between. I found this fun, but it's all you really do in the verse. After this is the chorus, which I found a lot of fun. Consisting mainly of chords, your hand moves a lot, but it's not overly fast. After this is the intro pattern again.

You repeat this for another verse and chorus, until you get something I never expected in an Elton John song; a guitar solo! The solo is a lot of fun, with lots of movement up and down the fretboard. It's the best part of the song, and saves it from being a 3. After this is a chorus and an outro, where you play the intro repeatedly until the song finishes, because no one knew how to end songs in the 80s.

So what did I think? I thought it was a surprising amount of fun. It's probably the best guitar part of all three Elton John songs, plus it's the only one with a solo. Plus vocals and keys are amazing. I'd recommend playing it at least once.
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