Dead Kennedys - Get Off The Air Chords & Tabs

 

Get Off The Air Chords & Tabs

Dead Kennedys Chords & Tabs

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Get Off The Air Bass Tab

   
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From: juhkivij@utu.fi (Juha Kivijarvi)

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   M.T.V. - GET OFF THE AIR  by Dead Kennedys
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   (Biafra)

Intro:  F#    B  C#  (2x bass only)

F#                 B      C#
Fun Fun Fun in the fluffy chair
      F#
Flame up the herb
     B        C#
Woof down the beer  (2x and continues on background)


(click!)

F#                 B  C#
Hi! I'm your video DJ
  F#                   B             C#
I always talk like I'm wigged out on quaaludes
F#             B        C#                  F#   B  C#
I wear a satin baseball jacket everywhere I go

   F#        B        C#
My job is to help destroy
       F#            B   C#
What's left of your imagination
   F#          B       C#
By feeding you endless doses
   F#                    B       C#
Of sugar-coated mindless garbage

   F#           B    C#
So don't create Be sedate
     F#                    B              C#
Be a vegetable at home And thwack on that dial
   F#                   B          C#
If we have our way even you will believe  (Fun fun fun... ends)
F#
This is the future of rock and roll

(M.T.V GET OFF THE AIR!)

    F#              B A
How far will you go
    F#                 B A
How low will you stoop
   B               A               B            A
To tranquilize our minds with your sugar-coated swill

       F#                             B A
You've turned rock and roll rebellion
     F#                 B A
Into Pat Boone sedation
B           A              B           D
Making sure nothing's left of the imagination

   C#     B
   M.T.V. Get off the
   C#     B
   M.T.V. Get off the
   C#     B           F#
   M.T.V. Get off the air  (2x)

          E           F#
          Get off the air

F#                     B A F#                   B A
See the latest rejects     from the muppet show
B                        A
Wag their tits and their dicks
        B            A
As they lip-synch on screen
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dead_kennedys/get_off_the_air_btab.html ]
        F#
There's something I don't like
 B    A F#                     B A
About a band who always smiles
  B         A
Another tax write-off
         B                   D
For some schmuck who doesn't care

  M.T.V. Get off the air...

         Get off the air
         Get off the air
                     F# F E D# C#
         Get off the air


(bass break - following line twice: 1st time with bass only, 2nd time with
 guitar playing chords above)


  C#       B        C#       B        F#       E        F#       E

g --------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
d --------|----1---|----3---|--------|4-----4-|2\1-----|4-4-6-4-|2\1-----|
a 4-4---4-|2-2---2-|4-4---4-|2---4-24|----4---|----4-2-|--------|----4-2-|
e ----4---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|


(and this once)


  C#       B        C#       B        F#       E        C#

g --------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
d --------|----1---|----3---|--------|4-----4-|2\1-----|4-------|--------|
a 4-4---4-|2-2---2-|4-4---4-|2---4-24|----4---|----4-2-|--------|--------|
e ----4---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|


C#m  B  A  G#   (2x trumpet or something)

    C#    B
And so it was
    C#                B
Our beloved corporate gods
F#             E          F#    E
Claimed they created rock video
C#             B              C#       B
Allowing it to sink as low in one year
   F#         E         C#
As commercial TV has in 25

C#m                      B
"It's the new frontier," they say
     A                       G#
It's wide open, anything can happen
    C#m
But you've got a lot of nerve
            B
To call yourself a pioneer
                A
When you're too god-damn conservative
        G#
To take real chances.

C#        B
Tin-eared
      C#    B         F#
Graph-paper brained accountants
E                F#   E
Instead of music fans
C#           B              C#               B
Call all the shots at giant record companies now
    F#              E         C#
The lowest common denominator rules

C#m
Forget honesty
B
Forget creativity
    A
The dumbest buy the mostest
           G#
That's the name of the game

    C#m
But sales are slumping
    B
And no one will say why
A                                     G#
Could it be they put out one too many lousy records?!?

C#       B           F#
M.T.V. - Get off the air!

F#
NOW!


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Some chords may be missing in the fast part and the bass line probably
isn't very accurate. At least it's played higher, I think. Corrections
are naturally welcome.

                                                Juha Kivijarvi
                                                juhkivij@utu.fi
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