This is what the album recording sounds like:
And this is the original single version:
It’s interesting to compare the two recordings. I think both of them are great in different ways, so it’s hard to say which I prefer. The single feels like more of a traditional punk recording: raw and to the point, power chords, no keyboards. The version on Real Life is more produced (with John Leckie twiddling the knobs, as he did years later for Magazine-lovers Radiohead on their album The Bends), the guitars are a bit more layered and jangly, and there are interesting keyboard textures from Dave Formula, who I don’t think was a member of the band at the time of the single recording.
I’ve written all the music out below. I’ve just given you the various parts for the different sections – listen to the recording and it should be easy enough to put everything together in the right structure. As I talk about in the video, there are some – mostly minor differences between the guitar parts on the two different recordings. The rhythm guitars on the single are all power chords – so just leave out the top 2 or 3 notes in the barre chords if you want to take this approach. The main riff is played exactly the same on each recording. The solo I’ve written out is the album version though the single version is very similar.
On a side note, I’ve become increasingly irritated with Sibelius, the software that I use to notate all my music. Maybe it’s great if you’re composing a symphony or scoring multiple parts for some complex ensemble but for anything beyond the most basic guitar-based notation it’s a right pain in the arse. Things which should be simple like unison bends or slides into or off of notes require much time-consuming faffing. The key signature is ignored when you’re pasting notes from the tab and you have to go in and manually fix all the notes. And you may as well forget about complex bending stuff like you find in country guitar solos. I’ve only stuck with it as it’s supposedly the most ‘pro’ and sophisticated notation software available. Think I’ll give Guitar Pro another try. [End of rant.]