Drunken Pipe Bomb (Soundtrack)

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Team Fortress 2
Official Soundtrack
  1. "Team Fortress 2 (Main Theme)"
  2. "Playing With Danger"
  3. "Rocket Jump Waltz"
  4. "The Art of War"
  5. "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet"
  6. "Right Behind You"
  7. "Petite Chou-Fleur"
  8. "Intruder Alert"
  9. "Drunken Pipe Bomb"
  10. "More Gun"
  11. "Haunted Fortress 2"
  12. "TF2 Saxxy 2011 Theme"
  13. "A Little Heart to Heart"
  14. "MEDIC!"
  15. "Archimedes"
  16. "Dreams of Cruelty"
  17. "The Calm"
  18. "ROBOTS!"
  19. "Dapper Cadaver"
  20. "Rise of the Living Bread"
  21. "Red Bread"
  22. "Three Days to Live"
  23. "Seduce Me!"
  24. "Stink Lines"
  25. "It Hates Me So Much"
  26. "Misfortune Teller"
  27. "Soldier of Dance"
  28. "RED Triumphs!"
  29. "BLU Triumphs!"
  30. "Yeti Park"
  31. "Saxton's Dillema(sic)"
  32. "Mercenary Park"

"Drunken Pipe Bomb" is one of the song titles featured on the Team Fortress 2 Official Soundtrack, and is listed as track number nine. It is featured in Meet the Demoman as well as being one of 32 main menu start up themes. It is the sixth track to be added via a patch subsequent to the game's release.

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Guitar transcription

The following is an abridged transcription of the song. The bass plays the exact same thing, coming in after the intro.

Drunken Pipe Bomb     
                     
time = 4/4          | 
Standard E-tuning   | 
(c) Mike Morasky / VALVe 2007   

	E Major 
                                              Clean Guitar
       Fig. 1                     Fig. 2                     Fig. 1                    Fig. 3
e ||---------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B ||---------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G ||---------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D ||---------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A ||---------------------------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E ||--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--12--|--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--5--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--14--|--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|--13--13--13--12--12--12--11--11--|
                                tremolo picking throughout

Analysis

Key: E Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 89 BPM
Length: 1:31
Release Date: October 9, 2007
Update: WAR!
Composer: Mike Morasky

The song is split into three distinctive parts, being blended together by use of the same key and tempo. Despite being one of the slower tracks on the soundtrack, it has a very energetic sound. It starts with a traditional-style woodwind introduction, which quickly evolves into the main portion of the song. Loud horns mark the transition, and a percussion track is added. The drums focus heavily around the toms, giving a lower, heavier drum sound. This drum sound serves not only to aide the more militant feel of the track, but to blend in the surf rock-esque guitar track as well. After this, the third and final part is introduced; bagpipes, playing both as a droning bass line and as a melody, cut through on their own before re-introducing the horns and drums from previously. The track continues to build in suspense before finally resolving, a fitting crescendo for the energy of the track.

Update history

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)

  • This song was added as main menu music.

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