Rage Against The Machine - Battle Of Los Angeles Album Chords & Tabs

 

Battle Of Los Angeles Album Chords & Tabs

Rage Against The Machine Chords & Tabs

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Battle Of Los Angeles Album Tab

   
The Battle of Los Angeles
Rage Against the Machine
Tabbed by Paul Taylor

1. Testify
2. Guerrilla radio
3. Calm like a bomb
4. Mic Check
5. Sleep now in the fire
6. Born of a broken man
7. Born as Ghosts
8. Maria
9. Voice of the voiceless
10.New millennium homes
11.Ashes in the fall
12.war within a Breath (Tabbed by: John Darrow)



Notes: Tom used only five stomp-boxes live they are The Whammy Pedal, Delay,Wah-Wah,Flanger and an EQ used 
as a volume boost. I have desribed how to make some of the noises rather than tab them

1. Tstifie

Drop-D tunning (Guitar used: Fender Telecaster)

Intro/verse
"Set the Whammy harmonizing +7th and tremolo pick the low D string. Then while doing this
rock the Wah back and forth slowly. In the intro it is random but in the verse it is rocked
over a four bar phrase by the bass."

Chorus:

e:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
b:-6---------------|-----------------|-6---------------|-------------12bu13-|
g:-5---------------|-----------------|-5---------------|-------------12bu14-|
d:-4---------------|-----------------|-4---------------|--------------------|
a:-5-----------3---|-----5-3-xx0-----|-5-------0-3-10--|-0---5-3-x-0--------|
D:-----3-5-0-------|-0-------xx0-5-3-|-----3-5-0-3-10--|-0-------x-0--------|

Bridge:
Cleaner tone (be awear that Tom doesn't use two amp settings he prfers to drop the guitar's volume for
the cleaner bits)

e:-------------------------------------|
b:-------------------------------------|
g:-17---X-X-17---X-X-17---X-X-17---X-X-|Play eight
d:--x---X-X--x---X-X--x---X-X--x---X-X-|times
a:-15---X-X-15---X-X-15---X-X-15---X-X-|
D:-------------------------------------|

Solo:
Switch on EQ and Wah, Unplug guitar and touch against the 'ashtray'(metal bit of a telle) on the guitar
Create the rhythm by touching it and talking it of and the tone is changed with the wah pedal.

Pre-Chorus Build up:

e:---------|-----------|-----|-----|
b:---------|-----------|-3---|(3)--|
g:-10------|(10)-------|-2---|(2)--|
d:-10------|(10)----10-|-0---|(0)--|
a:-8-------|(8-)----10-|-0---|(0)--|
D:---------|--------10-|-0---|(0)--|

Ending:

e:--------------------|
b:--------------------|
g:-8\7--8\7--8\7--8\7-|
d:-8\7--8\7--8\7--8\7-|
a:-6\5--6\5--6\5--6\5-|
D:--------------------|

Guerrilla Radio:

Standard tunning (Ibanez hollow body with bulit in auto-wah and tremolo)

Intro:
With harmony +5th and tremolo efect to replicate 16 times per bar (aprox 416 times per minute)
e:---------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|
d:---------------------------------|play eight 
a:-------------------------0---2---|times
E:-0---2---2---0-2---0-2-----------|

Chorus
(I think to make this sound heavier Tom put the whammy to harmonises down 
an octave although it may just be distorted bass, it is probably both. This means
you will have to change quickly between patches while playing!! I have to play in bar feet and use my big toe!!)
				   play seven times
e:---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
b:--------------------------------o|-----------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|-2--------------1------------|
d:---------------------------------|-----------------------------| 
a:-------------------------0---2--o|-----------------------------|
E:-0---2---2---0-2---0-2-----------|-----2------0-------2------0-|

Verse:
Turn on wah and drop volume for a clean tone
e:---------------------------------|
b:--------------------------------o|
g:---------------------------------|Play 15
d:---------------------------------|times
a:--------------------------------o|
E:-0-2---0-0-2---0-0-2---0-0-2---0-|
   +   o   +   o   +   o   +   o

Interlude:

w/ slow flanger (13 cycles per minute)
e:---------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|
d:---------------------------------|play eight 
a:-------------------------0---2---|times
E:-0---2---2---0-2---0-2-----------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rage_against_the_machine/battle_of_los_angeles_album_tab.html ]
Solo:
w/ whammy set +two octaves (Using both the wet and the dry signal to create a masive two octave
harmony) wah-wah pedal (rocked forward on every note exept in bar 2) and use togle switch
to create rhythms. Tom also claims to have used a talk-box but it must be very low in the mix
coz I cant here one. It's also worth noting that there are about five guitars playing on the record
all playing with verious efects and notes so every Tom can't play it good live.
		Play three times					play three times	
e:------------------|---------------------------------|-----------------------|-7--6--5--2-|
b:-----------------o|---------------------------------|----------------------o|-7--6--5--2-|
g:--------------2---|-4-------------------------------|-4---2-4---4bu6bd4-2---|-7--6--5--2-|
d:-4---2-4---2-4----|---------------------------------|-4---2-4-------------4-|------------|
a:-----------------o|---------------------------------|----------------------o|------------|
E:------------------|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----------------------|------------|
		  wah o o o < < < < < < < < < < + + +

Outro:
This definatly used the down an octave harmony effect from the whammy.
You have time to change the setting while the line 'it has to...' is happening.

e:---------------|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
b:--------------o|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-o|
g:---------------|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
d:---------------|------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|
a:---------9\---o|---------9\-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-o|
e:-0-2---0-------|-0-2---0----x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--|

Calm Like a Bomb (cheap knackered department store guitar)

Intro:

fret the high B (12th fret on second string) and while tremolo picking it rock
the whammy pedal forward (with +15ma pitch shift) evenly over the course of one
bar. Tom actualy uses the toggle switch to get the tremmolo sound the switch is
similar to that of a fender stratocaster with the middle conection severed so 
for each flick there are two on signals.

bridge to pre chorus:

w/ wah fully forwad 
e:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
d:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
a:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Pre-chorus:

w/down octave harmony
e:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
d:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
a:-0-2-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-0-2-0-2-----2-----2---5-------|
E:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Chorus

w/down octave harmony
e:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
b:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
g:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
d:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
a:-0-2-x-2-5---2---x-x-x-5-----2---|-0-2-x-2-5---2---0-------5---2---|
E:---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

Solo
Since it is played entriely on the b: srting i will not do the rest

b:-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|play four times

b:-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-12-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 delay                  whammy (+15ma)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> o   o  o  o o o o o  o  o o o o o  o  o

b:-7-7-7-7-10-10-7-7-7-7-10-10-7-7-7-7-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-10-10-7-7-7-7-10-10-| Play 3 times
   + >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>o  o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 
e|----0---------------------------------------------|
b|----0---------------------------------------------|
g|----0---------------------------------------------|
d|----0-----------------12--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1
e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------|
g|-----14----14--------13----13--------12----12-----|
d|--12----12----12--12----12----12--12----12----12--|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------|
g|-----11----11-------------------------------------|
d|--12----12----12----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2


e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------
A--0------------3---5----3-------------------------
D--0---3----5------------3-------------------------


Ending Riff
(with whammy set up 2 octaves)

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        
e--0---------------------0-------------------------
b--0------------------r--0-------------------------
g--0------------------e--0-------------------------
d--0------------------s--0-------------------------
A--0------------------t--0-------------------------
D--0---------------------0-------------------------

e--------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------
g--------------------------------------------------
d--------------------------------------------------
A----let ring--------------------------------------
D---13---------------------------------------------

That's it have fun. This took me a while so I would apreciate any corections or E-m@ails

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