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Primal Scream tabs for Rocks

Guitar tabs with lyrics

SONG: ROCKS
TUNNING: STANDARD
TABBED BY: INDIE NATION

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SONGS BY PRIMAL SCREAM, LOVE THE NEW ALBUM TOO

CHORDS:
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    EADGBE
A chord diagramA5A5 (x022xx)  [These are just the basic chords. He uses all types of
A chord diagramG5G5 (355xxx)   chords in the song, I've transcribed them in the tab.]
A chord diagramD5D5 (x577xx)
A chord diagramE5E5 (022xxx)


This is a great party song! There are sometimes two guitars playing
and sometimes just one. I've tried to make this a complete
transcription for both the guitars.
 He uses a lot of Keith Richards type chords in the prechorus and
the chorus, like this:
                      A chord diagramE MajorE
                  A chord diagramE MajorE|---------|
                  A chord diagramBB|--9--10--|  The best way to play these chords
                  A chord diagramG+G|--9--9---|  is to bar the notes on the 9th fret
                  A chord diagramD MajorD|--9--11--|  with your index finger, and then
                  A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------|  hammer on the notes on the 10th and
                  A chord diagramE MajorE|---------|  11th fret with your ring and middle
                  fingers, while still keeping your index finger on
                  the 9th fret. It's hard to explain but you'll get
                  the hang of it, it's easy.

 I've tabbed out everything they play in the song, but if you think
that's to hard, you can just play the powerchords I wrote above the
lyrics and if your a real good guitarist you should be able to combine
the two guitars and not lose the feel of the song. cheers

TAB SYMBOLS:
------------
  h = hammer-on
  p = pull-off
  b = bend note
  r = release bend
  / = slide up
  \ = slide down
  * = palm-muted note


INTRO:
------
   Gtr 1:
     A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------3-3------------------------3-3-----------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------pick slide--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr 1:
    A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5    (A chord diagramA5A5)
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0-2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x---------0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------3-3------------------------3-3------------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----2---2---------2-0----------2---2-------2-2--0------2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----2---2---------2-2----------2---2-------2-2--2------2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------3-2-0---------------------3-2-0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
                                                         |
                                          This last A chord diagramA5A5 chord
                                          is the chord that
                                          starts the verse.

In the verses there's only one guitar.
The notes that have a * below them are palm-muted.
I don't know any better way to spell it out.
Here's what the guitar plays in the verses:
    A chord diagramA5A5                        A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------3----3------------------
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------0----2------------------
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2--------2---2--------2---0----4----2---2-4--2-4--
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0--0-0-0-3h4-0--0-0-0-0---2----0----0---0-0--0-0--
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------3-----------------------
       * * *        * * *

   A chord diagramA5A5                        A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5
E----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------3----3----2---2-3--3-2--|
G----------------------------0----2----2---2-2--2-2--|
D--2--------2---2--------2---0----4----2---2-4--4-2--|
A--0--0-0-0-3h4-0--0-0-0-0---2----0----0---0-0--0-0--|
E----------------------------3-----------------------|
      * * *        * * *


VERSE 1: [play with tab above]
--------
A chord diagramA5A5
Dealers keep dealin'

Thieves keep thievin'
A chord diagramG5G5          A chord diagramD5D5
Whores keep whorin'
A chord diagramA5A5
Junkies keep scorin'
A chord diagramA5A5
Trade is on the meat rack

Strip joints full of hunchbacks
A chord diagramG5G5           A chord diagramD5D5
Bitches keep bitchin'
A chord diagramA5A5
Clap keeps itchin'


Here's the tab for the pre-chorus:
    A chord diagramE5E5           A chord diagramG5G5               A chord diagramA5A5
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB|--9--10--10-9--12--13--13-12----------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G|--9--9---9--9--12--12--12-12--------2-----2-------2-----2--2--
A chord diagramD MajorD|--9--11--11-9--12--14--14-12--------2-----2-------2-----2--2--
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------

  A chord diagramE5E5           A chord diagramG5G5              A chord diagramD5D5
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9--10--10-9--12--13--13-12-----------------------------------------|
G-9--9---9--9--12--12--12-12---------14--------14--------14-------14-|
D-9--11--11-9--12--14--14-12---15h16-----15h16-----15h16----15h16----|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|


PRE-CHORUS: [play with tab above]
-----------
A chord diagramE5E5
Ain't no use in prayin'
A chord diagramG5G5                           A chord diagramA5A5
That's the way it's stayin', baby
A chord diagramE5E5
Johnny ain't so crazy
     A chord diagramG5G5                        A chord diagramD5D5
He's always got a line for the ladies (yeah, yeah, yeah)


And here's the tab for
the chorus:
    A chord diagramA5A5               A chord diagramG5G5               A chord diagramD5D5
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--14---15--15-14---12---13--13-12-------3-----3-------3-----3--3--|
A chord diagramG+G|--14---14--14-14---12---12--12-12-------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--14---16--16-14---12---14--14-12---3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------|

I think there may be another guitar that plays the tab below at the
same time, but I'm not sure. If you're playing alone, just use
the tab you think sounds best.

    A chord diagramA5A5           A chord diagramG5G5           A chord diagramD5D5
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------3-----3-------3-----3--3--|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2---4--4-2----------------3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0---0--0-0---5---7--7-5---------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------3---3--3-3---------------------------------|


CHORUS: [play tab above twice]
-------
A chord diagramA5A5
Get your rocks off
         A chord diagramG5G5
Get your rocks off, honey
A chord diagramD5D5
Shake it now now

Get'em off downtown
A chord diagramA5A5
Get your rocks off
        A chord diagramG5G5
Get you rocks off, honey
A chord diagramD5D5
Shake it now now

Get'em off downtown


INTERLUDE:
----------
   Gtr 1:
    A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5      A chord diagramA5A5            A chord diagramG5G5   A chord diagramD5D5
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------3-3------------------------3-3------------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----2---2---------2--0---------2---2-------2-2--0---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----2---2---------2--2---------2---2-------2-2--2---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------3-2-0---------------------3-2-0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|
       |
[Play this tab twice.]


VERSE 2: [play like verse 1]
--------
Creeps keep crawlin'
Drunks keep fallin'
Teasers keep teasin'
Holy Joes are preachin'
Cops keep bustin'
Hustlers keep hustlin'
Death keeps knockin'
Souls are up for auction


PRE-CHORUS: [play like first pre-chorus]
-----------
Ain't no use in prayin'
That's the way it's stayin', baby
Johnny ain't so crazy
He's always got a line for the ladies
(yeah, yeah, yeah)


CHORUS: [play like first chorus]
-------
Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown


GUITAR-SOLO:
------------
The solo may not be a 100% accurate but its pretty close.

   A chord diagramA5A5                  A chord diagramG5G5            A chord diagramD5D5       A chord diagramA5A5                    A chord diagramG5G5
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramG+G|------5-----5--7-------------5-----7b9r7-5---------5-----5----------
A chord diagramD MajorD|---7-----7--------5--7----7-----7-----------7---7-----7-----7--5--7-
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------

            A chord diagramD5D5        A chord diagramA5A5                          A chord diagramG5G5
E--------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------
G-----5-----7b9r7--5----------19p17----17---------19p17----17--
D--7-----7------------7---19--------19----19---19-------19-----
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------

   A chord diagramD5D5               A chord diagramA5A5                             A chord diagramG5G5
E----------------------------20p17-----17----------20p17----17--
B---------20-------------17--------20-----17---17--------20-----
G--19b21------19b21-17------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------

   A chord diagramD5D5
E--20b22r20-17--17--|
B-------------------|
G-------------------|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|


PRE-CHORUS: [play like previous pre-choruses]
-----------
Ain't no use in prayin'
That's the way it's stayin', baby
Johnny ain't so crazy
He's always got a line for the ladies
(yeah, yeah, yeah)


CHORUS/OUTRO: [guitar is silent for the first 8 lines]
-------------
Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown

Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown

[keep playing chorus and fade out...]

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