Song Info
Released August 7, 2012 for Rock Band

1045 users have this song ($2)    
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Genre: New Wave
Album: Broadcast (1986)

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Full Band
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Best Tier 2 Guitar available, & one of my faves of 2012. Poinkish
It's very rare that I give Tier 2 guitar charts a 5 star rating, mainly because they don't really offer much variety, but "I Just Died In Your Arms" is one of those rare cases where an easy Guitar song offers a lot more than it's tiering would lead you to believe.

It starts off with a few single note sustains mixed in with a bit of movement up and down the fretboard, with a few gaps here and there to allow the keys, bass and vocals to do their thing. This goes on for about a minute or so, with the gaps getting smaller each time before the song kicks in properly.

A chord sustain kicks off the guitar hook followed by a bit of movement between single notes and chords, then a brisk barrage of notes come down at you requiring you to constantly move your fingers back and forth at a comfortable pace with some really neat hammer-on bursts thrown in around halfway into this main riff. It's simple, but flows well and feels great to play, there's also some steady lane strumming too. This riff changes up slightly throughout, and never ends up feeling dull throughout the songs running time.

There's also two really cool guitar solos in this song too, the first one is my favourite with a lot of movement up and down the board, some slightly offbeat hammer-ons, some chord changes and a huge hammer-on snake at the end which will catch you off guard if you're not ready for it.

The second solo towards the end is also great fun to play, taking things a bit slower than the first one, mixing up single note sustains, and hammer-ons, a nice laid back ending to a surprisngly fun tier 2 song, and one of my personal favourites of 2012 on Guitar.

Totally recommend this, and proof that low tiering doesn't always mean boring.
08.07.12 2:34pm 0 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
For a tier 1, this is pretty good. Poinkish
While not up to the same quality of "Crawling In The Dark", and "Still Of The Night's" bass offerings, "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" offers a pretty competent bassline for such a low tier bass chart.

The main beef of the song is a gentle mix of single note sustains followed by some pretty relaxed single note strumming every now and then, what brings this slightly above average is the little changes it throws at you throughout, mainly through the use of fun little hammer-on strings, and gradual movement up and down the neck. It's nothing even remotely taxing on the ol' fingers, but it flows well with the relaxed, sombre nature of the song, and allows you to groove out and get into the song.

An easy tier 1 bass chart, but oddly relaxing and engaging. I'd recommend this one too.
08.07.12 3:24pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
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