Living Colour - Cult Of Personality Chords & Tabs

 

Cult Of Personality Chords & Tabs

Living Colour Chords & Tabs

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Cult Of Personality Tab

   
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                               CULT OF PERSONALITY
                          As recorded by Living Colour
                   (From the 1988 Album VIVID (EPIC EK 44099))

Words and Music by V. Reid, C. Glover, W. Calhoun, M. Skillings
Arranged by V. Reid, C. Glover, W. Calhoun, M. Skillings
Transcribed by Richard J. Soto  & Andy Aledort

         N.C.
      0 0 0 0 0 0

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Distorted Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Solo Sound'

 Intro
  Q=92
              N.C.
 4/4
              Gtr I
  W           S S S S E S S S S E Q
|----------||------------------------|
|----------||------------------------|
|----------||------------------------|
|----------||---3-----2---3-----2----|
|----------||-----5---------5--------|
|----------||-3-----3---3-----3------|


  S S S S E S S S S S S Q    S S S S E S S S S E Q
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|---3-----2---3-----2-2----|---3-----2---3-----2-----|
|-----5---------5----------|-----5---------5---------|
|-3-----3---3-----3--------|-3-----3---3-----3-------|


                            3/4
  S S S S E S S S S S S Q    S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------2---------|
|---3-----2---3-----2-2----|---3-----5-3-0---3-------|
|-----5---------5----------|-----5-------------5-3-2-|
|-3-----3---3-----3--------|-3-----3-----------------|


 4/4
   S S S S E S S S S E Q    S S S S E S S S S S S Q
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|----3-----2---3-----2----|---3-----2---3-----2-2------||
|------5---------5--------|-----5---------5------------||
|-/3-----3---3-----3------|-3-----3---3-----3----------||


 Verse 1
                            $
                                                       Bb   F
  Gtr I
  H.                   Q    S S S S E S S S S S S Q    H    H
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-----------|
|-3-----------------------|--------------------------|-3---------|
|-2-----------------------|--------------------------|-3----2----|
|----3-----2---3-----2----|---3-----2---3-----2-2----|-3----3----|
|------5---------5--------|-----5---------5----------|-1----3----|
|-3------3---3-----3------|-3-----3---3-----3--------|------1----|
  S  S S S E S S S S E Q


                            1.,2.                          3.
    N.C.                                                    Bb   C
    S S S S E S S S S E Q    S S S S E S S S S S S Q   3x   H    H
||-------------------------|---------------------------||-|-----------|
||o------------------------|--------------------------o||-|-3----5----|
||-------------------------|---------------------------||-|-3----5----|
||----3-----2---3-----2----|---3-----2---3-----2-2-----||-|-3----5----|
||o-----5---------5--------|-----5---------5----------o||-|-1----3----|
||--3-----3---3-----3------|-3-----3---3-----3---------||-|-----------|


                            1.                             2.
    N.C.                                                    Bb5  F5
    S S S S E S S S S E Q    S S S S E S S S S S S Q        H    H
||-------------------------|---------------------------||-|-----------|
||o------------------------|--------------------------o||-|-----------|
||-------------------------|---------------------------||-|-3---------|
||----3-----2---3-----2----|---3-----2---3-----2-2-----||-|-3----3----|
||o-----5---------5--------|-----5---------5----------o||-|-1----3----|
||--3-----3---3-----3------|-3-----3---3-----3---------||-|------1----|


  N.C.                     Bb   C
  S S S S E S S S S E Q    H    H
|------------------------|-----------|
|------------------------|-3----5----|
|------------------------|-3----5----|
|---3-----2---3-----2----|-3----5----|
|-----5---------5--------|-1----3----|
|-3-----3---3-----3------|-----------|


    N.C.
   3/4
    S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S S S S S
||--------------------------|----------------------------||
||o-------------------------|---------------------------o||
||----------------2---------|----------------5-4---------||
||----3-----5-3-0---3-------|----3-----5-3-0-----5-3-0---||
||o-----5-------------5-3-2-|------5--------------------o||
||--3-----3-----------------|-/3-----3-------------------||


 Chorus 1
  Bb       F/A                C/E      G/D
 4/4
   Q   +E   E  +E   E  E  E    E  E  E  E  +E   E  S  S  S  S
|---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-15--(15)-13-(13)-------13-|-------13-12-(12)----13p12-------|
|-15--(15)-14-(14)----14----|----12----12-(12)----------12----|
|-15--(15)-15-(15)-15-------|-14-------12-(12)-12----------12-|
|-13--(13)--0--(0)----------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------|


  D        A/C#                 F        C/G
   E  E  E  E  E  E  +E   +E     Q   +E   E  +Q    S  S  E
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-13--(13)---------------------|
|-------14-------14-(14)-(14)-|-14--(14)-12-(12)--14p12------|
|----16-------14--------------|-15--(15)-14-(14)--------14---|
|-17-------16-----------------|-15--(15)-15-(15)-------------|
|-----------------------------|-13--(13)-15-(15)-------------|


  Bb       F/A                     C/E      G/D
   Q   +E   E  +S   E.      Q       E  E  E  E  +E   E  E  E
|--------------------------17----|---------------------------|
|-15--(15)-13-(13)---------------|-------13-12-(12)-13-12----|
|-15--(15)-14-(14)-15b17==(15)r--|----12------------------12-|
|-15--(15)-15-(15)---------------|-14------------------------|
|-13--(13)--0--(0)---------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------------|---------------------------|


                       To Coda
  D        A/C#                  F            C/G
                                          \1___/
   E  E  E  E  E  E  +E   +E      Q   E  +S    S  +E   +Q.
|------------------------------|------------------------------||
|------------------------------|-13--13-(13)------------------||
|-------14-------14-(14)-(14)--|-14--14-(14)--12-(12)-(12)----||
|----16-------14---------------|-15--15-(15)--14-(14)-(14)----||
|-17-------16------------------|-15--15-(15)--15-(15)-(15)----||
|------------------------------|-13--13-(13)--15-(15)-(15)----||


 Out-Chorus
  Gtrs I, II
    ~~~~                        ~~~~~~~~~~
    E   a  T  T  T  T  S  S  S  S     +E   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S
|-(15)-15h17p15-------15-15-15------------15-----------------------------------|
|---------------17p15----------18b20-(18)----18p15-18-15h18-15h17-15-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------17-17b19==|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                       \0.5/
   +T   +T   S  S  S  E     S  S  S  S     S  S  +E   +E
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------15-18-15----------------------------|
|-(17)r(17)-15----15-17b19----------17b18-17-15-(15)-(15)------|
|--------------17----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


         ~~~~~~~~
   +E   +E   +S   S     +E   E     +S   S      +Q
|---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------21b26==(21)--|
|-(15)-(15)-(15)-19b22-(19)-21b24-(21)--------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


                       \1.5/   \1.5____/    \1.5
    S   +S       +E    S      +E      +S   +Q.      +T   S.
|-----------------------------------------------------------||
|-(21)r(21)b27==(21)-(21)----(21)----(21)-(21)-----(21)r----||
|-----------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------||


 Verse 2
                                                                  D.S. al Coda
  N.C.
  Gtr I
  H.                   Q    S S S S E S S S S S S Q     S S S S E S S S S E Q
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-----------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|----3-----2---3-----2----|---3-----2---3-----2-2----|----3-----2---3-----2----|
|------5---------5--------|-----5---------5----------|------5---------5--------|
|-3------3---3-----3------|-3-----3---3-----3--------|-/3-----3---3-----3------|
  S  S S S E S S S S E Q


  &
  F                  C/G
 2/4                4/4
             \0.5_____/
   H                  W
|------------------|---------------|
|-13--13-13-13-----|---------------|
|-14--14-14-14-----|-12----(12)----|
|-15--15-15-15-----|-14----(14)----|
|-15--15-15-15-----|-15----(15)----|
|-13--13-13-13-----|-15----(15)----|
   Q   E  S  S        H     +H


  Gtrs I, II
    ~~~~~~
           |---4----|  |---4----|          |---4----|  |---4----|  |-----4-----|
    Q      T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S  S    T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T     T  T  T
|---------15-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
|--18b20-----18p15-15-15h18-15-17-15-------x-15-18p15-17p15----15-------15-18p15---||
|-(12)-------------------------------17b19------------------17----17b19------------||
|-(14)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-(15)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-(15)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
   +W


 Guitar Solo
                                                                                                         ~~~~~~~~~~
                        |-----4-----|  |-----4------|                             |-----4-----|  |---4---|
   T  T  a       T   T  T     T  T  T  T  T  T     +T      +T   T  S     T  S  T  T     T  T  T  T  T T  T     +E
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-17p15----------------------15-18-15-17-15--------------------15-------15-------------15-18p15-17p15-x------------|
|-------17pb18r(17)p15-17b19----------------17b18r(17)b19-(17)----17b19----17-15-17b19------------------17b19-(17)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                 |---4---|  |---4---|  |---4----|  |---4----|  |---4----|  |---4----|
   +S   T     T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  S  T
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------17-15------15----------------15h17-15----------15h17-15----------15h17-15-|
|-(17)-17b18-17-15---------17-x----17-15-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------x---------------------17-15-17----------17p15h17----------17p15h17----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/l/living_colour/cult_of_personality_tab_ver_4.html ]
   |---4----|  |---4----|                 |-----5-----|  |---3----|        |---4---|
   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  X  X  T  T  T  T  T  T     T  T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  E..
|----------------------------------------15---------------------------------------------------|
|----------15-17-15-15-------17-17-15-------15-15-------------15-18-15-17-15-15-x----15-------|
|-17-------------------17-15----------17----------17-17-17b19---------------------17----17b18r|
|----15h17------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


              \1.5_____/
         ~~~~
   +E   +S  S S     S +E  S S S S S   S S S
|-------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------3-5-3-----------|
|-(17)-(17)-xsx-----3-(3)-5-------5b6-5-3---|
|-----------xsx---------------------------5-|
|-----------xsx-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


      ~~
         |----6-----|              |------6------|  |--3--|  |3-|
  S a E. S S S S S  S  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  S  T  T  T  T  T
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------x---11-15-13-11-15-13-11-10---------------11-13-15-13-11----11-|
|-3-5s7--9-7-9-x-x-------------------------12-9-10-12-12----------------12----|
|----------------x------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


            \1/
   |--3--|  |-3--|           |--3--|           |-3--| |------6-------|
   S  S  S  S    E  S  T  T  S  S  S  S  T  T  S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-14-10-14-12---14-------------------------------9-12-9-------10-13-12---|
|------------------14-14p12-14p12-14-12-10-11-12--------10-12------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                          |------6-------|
   T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T T  T T  T  S  T T S a   S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------10s12-----------------------------------/13-0-------15-------18-17-|
|-10-12-------12-10h12p10-9----9-10-13-12-9s8-x----------16----17-15-------|
|---------------------------12----------------x-------17-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                  ~~
                      |--3--|
   T  T  T  T  E  Q   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------------------------------------------|
|-15----------18-18--18-17-15-18-17-15----15-15--|
|----18-17-15--------------------------17--------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


            \1.5___/
         ~~~~           ~~~~
   +E   +E  S      E.  +Q    S  E.
|-------------------------------------|
|-(15)-(15)-x-----17--(17)-----20pb22r|
|-----------------17--(17)--17--------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


                                     ~~~~~~~
   +E       +E   +E      E      +S   E.     E   S  S
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-(20)b22==(20)r(20)b22-20b22==(20)-20pb24==xr\------|
|-------------------------------------------x\--4s16-|
|-------------------------------------------x\-------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


    \1       \1.5/       \1.5/       \1.5___/   \0.5          \2____/1.5________
                                                |-------------6-------------|
   +E.  +S   S      +E   S      +E.  T      T  +S     +S   S  S    +S      +S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(16)-(16)-17-----(17)-14-----(14)-16p====14-(14)---(14)-16p14---(14)----(14)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


      /1\  \2.5/   \0.5  |         \1/        \1/    \0.5/             \0.5/          \1.5
                                                                                   ~~~
   S  T    T      +T     S. T  T  +T    +T   +S   T  T      +T   T  T  T      +T   S. Q
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
|-14-14s==12-----(12)---12h16p14-(14)--(14)-(14)h16p14-----(14)h16p14h16-----(16)-14--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                |------6------|  |----5----|
   Q       +S       E     T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T T  S  T  T  T  T  T  T
|-18b20===(18)pb20r18b20r18p15-18-15------------15--------------------------------|
|------------------------------------18-x-17-18----x-16-19-x-17-15----15-15s14-15s|
|------------------------------------------------------------------17-------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                            ~~~
      |--3--|                                               |--3--|
   S  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T S   T  T  T  T  T  T  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  T  T  T  T
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-17-15-------------15-18-15-17-15----------15-18-15-15----------18----------15-18-18p15h17----|
|-------17-17-17-17----------------17-x\-16-------------17-15s17----15-17-17-------------------|
|-------------------------------------x\-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------x\-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   T  T  T  T S  T  T E  E     S     S  S  S  S  S     S  S
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-15--------------------------------------------------------|
|----17-15-17-x-17p15-x-17b19-17b19-17-15----15-17b19-15----|
|-------------x-------x-------------------17-------------17-|
|---------------------x-------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


                                                  C/G   Bb/F  C/G   Bb/F
                                          ~~
   S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S  S  S  E E     S S S S +E  S S S S S S E   S S
|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------||-5-x-5-3-(3)-5-3-5-3-------------|
|-15-17-15----15-17b19-15----15-17-15-17-15-x\-||-5-x-5-3-(3)-5-3-5-3---3-5b7-3---|
|----------17-------------17----------------x\-||-5-x-5-3-(3)-5-3-5-3-0---------5-|
|-------------------------------------------x\-||---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|


  C/G   Bb/F
  S S S S S S S   +T  T Q  E E
|-------------------------------|
|-5-x-5-3-----------------------|
|-5-x-5-3---3-5b7r(5)p3------x/-|
|-5-x-5-3-0-------------5--5-x/-|
|----------------------------x/-|
|-------------------------------|


            \2             \3.5
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    e   E  +E   +E  Q      Q        Q..     +S  +H
|-/19-----------------------------|--------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------||
|-----/12-(12)-(12)-7tr10--7tr10--|-7tr10---(7)-(7)----||
|---------------------------------|--------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------||


 Verse
  Gtr I
  H.                   Q
|-------------------------|
|-3-----------------------|
|-2-----------------------|
|----3-----2---3-----2----|
|------5---------5--------|
|-3------3---3-----3------|
  S  S S S E S S S S E Q


                              1.,2.
    S S S S E S S S S S S Q    S S S S E S S S S E Q   3x
||---------------------------|-------------------------||
||o--------------------------|------------------------o||
||---------------------------|-------------------------||
||----3-----2---3-----2-2----|---3-----2---3-----2-----||
||o-----5---------5----------|-----5---------5--------o||
||--3-----3---3-----3--------|-3-----3---3-----3-------||


  3.                                    1.              2.
  Bb   F                                 Bb   C          Bb   F
  H    H        S S S S E S S S S E Q    H    H     4x   H    H
|-----------||-------------------------|------------||-|-----------|
|-3---------||o------------------------|-3----5----o||-|-3---------|
|-3----2----||-------------------------|-3----5-----||-|-3----2----|
|-3----3----||----3-----2---3-----2----|-3----5-----||-|-3----3----|
|-1----3----||o-----5---------5--------|-1----3----o||-|-1----3----|
|------1----||--3-----3---3-----3------|------------||-|------1----|


                            1.              2.
                             Bb   C
    S S S S E S S S S E Q    H    H          S S S S E S S S S S S Q
||-------------------------|------------||-|--------------------------|
||o------------------------|-3----5----o||-|--------------------------|
||-------------------------|-3----5-----||-|--------------------------|
||----3-----2---3-----2----|-3----5-----||-|---3-----2---3-----2-2----|
||o-----5---------5--------|-1----3----o||-|-----5---------5----------|
||--3-----3---3-----3------|------------||-|-3-----3---3-----3--------|


 Outro
            Q=94
 3/4
  W         S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------||-------------------------|
|--------||-------------------------|
|--------||---------------2---------|
|--------||---3-----5-3-0---3-------|
|--------||-----5-------------5-3-2-|
|--------||-3-----3-----------------|


   S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------5-4-------|---------------2---------|
|----3-----5-3-0-----5-3-0-|---3-----5-3-0---3-------|
|------5-------------------|-----5-------------5-3-2-|
|-/3-----3-----------------|-3-----3-----------------|


 4/4
   S S S S S S S S S S e S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S e   W
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------*|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------*|
|----------------5-4-----5-4-----|---5-4-------5-4-------5-4-----|------*|
|----3-----5-3-0-----5-3-----5-3-|-------5-3-------5-3-------5-3-|------*|
|------5-------------------------|-------------------------------|------*|
|-/3-----3-----------------------|-------------------------------|------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths