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From: "michael mccullough" 
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 08:34:36 +0000
Subject: TAB: My Friend Goo / Sonic Youth


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*8

My Friend Goo  (sonic youth)

tabbed by michael mccullough (michael@magick.net)

sy tab archive:   http://www.magick.net/~michael/tab,html


tuning standard eadgbe

define chords:


    E5     F#5    G5     C#5    D5
e---x------x------x------x------x-----
b---x------x------x------x------x-----
g---x------x------x------x------x-----
d---2------4------5------11-----12----
a---2------4------5------11-----12----
E---0------2------3------9------10----

heavy distortion, treble turned low, bass turned high 
(or else play it on a bass with the treble turned way up)

(note: this may not be in the same key as what is on the album, but i
think the basic intervals are correct)




intro:

e -------------------------------
b -------------------------------
g -------------------------------


d -2----44444-2--2----44444-2---- repeat once
a -2----44444-2--2----44444-2----
E -0----22222-0--0----22222-0----


 B5    A5   B5  A5   
e -------------------------------
b -------------------------------
g -------------------------------
d -9----77777-9--77777----- repeat four times
a -9----77777-9--77777-----
E -7----55555-7--55555-----


e -------------------------------
b -------------------------------
g -8------------------------------
d -8----????????????????--- repeat four times (very 
a -6----????????????????-----       unsure about this part)
E -------------------------------


e -------------------------------
b -------------------------------
g -------------------------------
d -7----99999-7--99999----- repeat four times
a -7----99999-7--99999-----
E -5----77777-9--77777-----


(insert 28 bars or more of sonic youth type soloing HERE)



G5             C#5 D5 C#5
Goo Goo Goo
G5             C#5 D5 C#5
Goo Goo Goo
G5             C#5 D5 C#5
Goo Goo Goo
G5             C#5 D5 C#5


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NO QuEEN BLUeS
Sonic Youth


this is thurston's Rythum riff that goes through the whole song.
/=slide foward
\=slide back
 
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7--\3-3-3--/7-7--\3-3-3--/7-7--\3-3-3--/7-7--\3-3-3------|
E|-0-0---0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0------|


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From: "michael mccullough" 
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 08:33:09 +0000
Subject: TAB: Now I Wanna Be Yr Dawg by The Stooges/ Iggy Pop


Now I Wanna be Your Dawg  (by The Stooges {iggy stooge/iggy pop}
and also by sonic youth (this is based on the sonic youth
version as seen on the video *screaming fields*)

tabbed by michael mccullough (michael@magick.net)


tuning standard eadgbe

define chords:


    G5     F#5    E5     C#5    D5
e---x------x------x------x------x-----
b---x------x------x------x------x-----
g---12-----11-----9------x------x-----
d---12-----11-----9------11-----12----
a---10-----9------7------11-----12----
E---x------x------x------9------10----

moderate  distortion,  

intro: 

(slow with "wah")

e -x------x------x------now slide-------------------
b -x------x------x------up---------------------------
g -12-----11-----9------the---------------------------
d -12-----11-----9------neck-------------------------
a -10-----9------7------and strum-----------------
E -x------x------x------like crazy all over the place


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From: elric@selway.umt.edu (Stormbringer)

In article  you write:
Sonic Youth
Teenage Riot
 
tuning low to high:
GABDEG

how to tune:
tune the high  string to the open  string. tune the  string to
the second fret of the  string. tune the  string to the open 
string. tune the  string to the second fret of the A string. tune the
string so that the second fret (of the  string) matches the open A
string.

The other guitar is in GGDDGG (i think), but i haven't transcribed it
because i can't hear it.  There IS however one part i have missed, but i
don't want to tune back to that terrible tuning to figure it out. (i'll
point it out when the time comes.)

                         **** |w/distortion
>G----0---0----55-7777-55-0000-|--7775--5---5-000000-22222-00-
>E--------0----55-5555-55-0000-|--7775--5--7--000000-22222-00-
>D--0-----0-00-00-0000-00-5555-|-0-----0--7---000000-22222-00-continued
>B-----------------------------|------------------------------
>A-----------------------------|------------------------------
>G------0----------------------|------------------------------

****= after "you're it" he plays XXX00(12) and at other times too.

        |           |
>G---7775--------------000000-77777777-|---------------5-12-12-12-------------|
>E---7775--------------000000-77777777-|---------------5-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
>D--0---------5--------555555-77777777-|---------------5----------12-12-12-12-|
>B---------5/7--77-57------------------|---12---12-10--7----------------------|
>A-------------------------------------|---12---12-10--5----------------------|
>G-------------------------------------|00-0-00-0--0---5----------------------|
        |One of the |                             |   |
        |guitars sl\|                             8x  6x
        |here, i'm  |
        |not sure of|
        |the tab.   |


  "Time to get it"    "get to you"  then they stay on this for a while
>G--------------------|-5---0------|-----and make a lot of noise--------|
>E--------------------|-5---0------|------------------------------------|
>D-----------10-------|-5---5------|------------------------------------|
>B--10-12-12-10-12-12-|-7---5------|-----10-----------------------------|
>A--10-12-12----12-12-|-5----------|-----10-----------------------------|
>G--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5----------|-----0------------------------------|
                                    (circa 4:50)

the last chord i'm not too sure about, but i think it is 0X3030.
i hope you like it. BTW the mini-transcription i saw in Guitar Player was
pitiful.
 
IF YOU POST THIS ANYWHERE ELSE, PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT.
thanks.
elric@selway.umt.edu
a.k.a Sam Rowe

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SONIC YOUTH
SCREAMING SKULL

 >VERSE: theres just that one chord, C5, then rake in rhythm as kim says 
 >the werds. by C5 i mean the root note on the E string (8th fret) plus 
 >the fifth on the A string (10th fret) and possibly the octave on the D 
 >string (10th fret) if yr not too lazy. by rake i mean release the action 
 >a little so that the strings are muted, then strum up and down. with the 
 >right distortion this will sound like the album.


 
SOLO: im so off on this. it really may be two guitars playing off each 
other by a fifth. dunno. the bass plays the verse/chorus structure through.
 

     -----------------------|----------------------
     -----------------------|----------------------    (do this
     ----------8-10-8-10/12-|----------8-10-8------     twice.)
     -10-10-10--------------|-10-10-10--------10-8-
     -----------------------|----------------------
    -----------------------|----------------------
 
     -------------------------|-------------------------
     ----------11-13-11-13/15-|----------11-13-11-------   (do this 
     -12-12-12--8-10--8-10/12-|-12-12-12--8-10--8-12-10-    twice.)
     -10-10-10----------------|-10-10-10----------10--8-
     -------------------------|-------------------------
     -------------------------|-------------------------
 
     -------------------------|-------------------------
     -------------------------|--------r----r----r------   (do this
     -10----10-10-12----12----|--8-----a----a----a------    twice.)
     --8-----8--8-10----10----|--6-----k----k----k------
     -------------------------|--------e----e----e------
     -------------------------|-------------------------
 

thats all. anyone who can come up with a tuning that would facilitate this
fifthed part of the solo, eg. by putting the fifth in the same fret rather
than in the second or third (yeah, those high strings are a pain in the 
ass), please post.
 
have phun
 
 
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:: WITH AN OUNCE OF PAIN ::         Scott T. Brown         ::
:: I WIELD A TON OF RAGE ::    Columbia University, NYC    ::
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
 

 
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To: jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu
Subject: Re: TAB: SILVER ROCKET by SONIC YOUTH

In article  you write:
Silver Rocket by Sonic Youth
(Teenage Riot comming soon!)

Tuning low to high:
ACCGG#C

how to tune:
tune the high  to the fifth fret of the G string.  Tune the  to the
first fret of the G string.  Tune the  string to the third fret of the
string. Tune the  string up to the  string. Tune the  string
to match the old  string (now C string).

C-------9---------5---|-----------------------------|
G#-----9-9---------5--|-----------------------------|
G-----9---9----5----5-|--0000000333333-0000000333333|
C----9-----9--5-5----5|--0000000333333-0000000333333|
C---9--------5--------|--0000000333333-0000000333333|
A---------------------|----------------3333333000000|

now the guitars split up:

guitar I:

C---------11-11-11-9-------------------------11-11-11-9----------------------|
G#--------11-11-11-9-9--11-11-9--11-9--11-9--11-11-11-9-9--11-11-11-11-11-11-|
G--------------------10-12-12-10-12-10-12-10------------10-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
C----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---xsl-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                      
|Guitar II: (no timing represented)
C---7-------3----|repeat with above--0-
G#--8-------4----|            then:--0-for the "solo" or noise or whatever
G---9-------5----|                 --0-
C---7-------3----|                 --0-
C---7-------3----|                 --0-
A----------------|                 --0-

the last chord is played on two guitars:
022XXX and 066766.

IF YOU POST THIS ANYWHERE ELSE, PLEASE GIVE ME CREDIT.
thanks.
elric@selway.umt.edu

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/sonic_youth/best_of_tab.html ]
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1993 17:39:46 -0600
From: elric@selway.umt.edu (SONIC YOUTH)
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To: jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu
Subject: Re: TAB: THE SPRAWL SONIC YOUTH


In article  you write:

(this is deadicated to whomever asked "what gives you the right to call yourself SONIC YOUTH" as are all of my previous tabs)

THE SPRAWL

tuning low to high
ACCGG#C

THESE ARE THE CHORDS, I'M NOT GOING TO SHOW THE STRUMS.

  OPENING
    RIFF   "COME ON DOWN.."
C-----4-2-|------------------------------------------|
G#----4-2-|------------------------------------------|
G---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
C---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
C---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
A---------|------------------------------------------|

                    *              repeat this
C---2-12-11-7-5-4-5-7P4-| i n |--7-7-7-7sl9-666-7-9-6-11-11-11-|
G#--4-11-11-6-4-4-4-4---| n o |--6-6-6-6sl8-666-7-9-6-11-11-11-|
G---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| s i |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
C---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| e s |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
C---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| r e |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
A-----------------------| t s |--------------------------------|

*this is a 6 sometimes


your loving hampster farm,
-Sam
you're supposed to stop reading now.
your mother takes shits in the woods with the pope's funny hat on.


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From: elric@selway.umt.edu (SONIC YOUTH)

STARPOWER by Sonic Youth

tuning low to high
F#F#GGAA

these are just the chords, no strumming shown
  guitar 1      guitar 2
   (Lee)       (Thurston)
A-------------|----------|
A-------------|----------|
G---3-1-7-9-6-|----------|
G---3-1-7-9-6-|----------|
F#--0-0-0-0-0-|--4-2-0-7-|
F#--0-0-0-0-0-|--4-2-0-7-|

the Bridge
  guitar 2  repeat                                guitar 1
A-----------------------------------------------|-(11-11-11-12)-|
A-----------------------------------------------|-(11-11-11-12)-|
G-----------------------------------------------|--11-11-11-12--|
G-----------------------------------------------|--11-11-11-12--|
F#--12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-12-12-12-12-|---------------|
F#--12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-12-12-12-12-|---------------|

let the top notes on guitar 1 "bleed" into the strum.
then they hit a big 000000 for the noise-fest.
that is pretty much it!
i love you, too.
Sam Rowe

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'Sunday' by Sonic Youth
from the album 'a thousand leaves'
Tabbed by Steve Morley
corrections to skm@phys.soton.ac.uk

In Standard Tuning (to save yr strings)
Just the main part for now... I'll do the noise/fills/solo
when I get time.

Intro riff:
e-----------------------------------
B-----------------------------------
G------5-----5-(5)-----5------------
D----3---3-4---------3---3-4-(4)----
A--3---------------3-------------3/-
E-----------------------------------

e-----------------------------------
B-----------------------------------
G------8-----8-(8)-----8------------
D----6---6-7---------6---6-7-(7)----
A-/6---------------6----------------
E-----------------------------------

Chords for the main part of the song...
play 'em nice'n choppy w/ a bit of fuzz
(sounds kinda good with a RAT with the filter turned right up)

Csus2: x335xx
Dsus2: x668xx
Esus2: x81010xx

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Subject: TAB: THE SPRAWL SONIC YOUTH
From: elric@selway.umt.edu (SONIC YOUTH)

(this is deadicated to whomever asked "what gives you 
the right to call yourself SONIC YOUTH" as are all of my previous tabs)

THE SPRAWL

tuning low to high
ACCGG#C

THESE ARE THE CHORDS, I'M NOT GOING TO SHOW THE STRUMS.

  OPENING
    RIFF   "COME ON DOWN.."
C-----4-2-|------------------------------------------|
G#----4-2-|------------------------------------------|
G---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
C---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
C---0-0-0-|--0-4-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-3-5-2-3-2-2-3-2-2-3-|
A---------|------------------------------------------|

                    *              repeat this
C---2-12-11-7-5-4-5-7P4-| i n |--7-7-7-7sl9-666-7-9-6-11-11-11-|
G#--4-11-11-6-4-4-4-4---| n o |--6-6-6-6sl8-666-7-9-6-11-11-11-|
G---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| s i |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
C---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| e s |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
C---0-0--0--0-0-0-0-0---| r e |--0-0-0-0--0-000-0-0-0-0--0--0--|
A-----------------------| t s |--------------------------------|

*this is a 6 sometimes


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From: elric@selway.umt.edu (SONIC YOUTH)

Tom Violence by Sonic Youth

tuning low to high
F#F#GGAA

these are the chords, i'm not going to show the strumming
  guitar 1        guitar 2 everything in [] is played durring one chord
 (thurston)        (Lee)   in relation to guitar 1. 
A---4-0-2-0--16-|-----------------------------------------|
A---4-0-2-0--16-|-----------------------------------------|
G---6-6-4-11-18-|-----------------------------------------|
G---6-6-4-11-18-|-----------------------------------------|
F#--0-0-0-0--0--|-[-10-0-]-[-3-5-]-[-10-8-]-[-3-5-3-5-7-]-|
F#--0-0-0-0--0--|-[-10-0-]-[-3-5-]-[-10-8-]-[-3-5-3-5-7-]-|

guitar 2 is doubled by the bass. i think when the vocal starts guitar two
re-arranges a couple of its parts, but the fingerings are still the same.  

the Bridge           the End
                    repeat
A---0-0-|---------|--2-0--|--4-|
A---0-0-|---------|--2-0--|--4-|
G---4-2-|--7-9-6--|--4-2--|--6-|
G---4-2-|--7-9-6--|--4-2--|--6-|
F#--0-0-|--0-0-0--|--0-0--|--0-|
F#--0-0-|--0-0-0--|--0-0--|--0-|

corrections, comments and requests welcome (be specific with requests)
i love you, too.

Sam Rowe


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Tuff Knarl by Sonic Youth
tabbed by mike abraham(bobbyblu@star.net)

tuning: EAD#GA#A#

how to tune:

tune the D string up to the sixth fret of the A string
tune the B string down to the third fret of the G string
the A#'s are in unison

bear with me..... i don't think this is right cause 
it's a very hard song to figure out.
four guitars at the same time!
(i'm only trying to do one..thurston's)
i don't even think it's complete but it's a start.
this song is one of my all time favorites of sonic youth. 


repeat about twice:
A#  |-------------- 0-0-3-3-3---0---------------------|
A#|-------2-2-2-2-0-0-3-3-3-2-0--------------------|
G   |-2-2-----------------------------------------------|
D#|-----2--------------------------------------------|
A  |-------------------------------------------------|
E  |-------------------------------------------------|


he's runin' on a tuff knarl in his head....
(lee ranaldo is doing some sort of harmonics in the backround i think)
A#|-222222222222222222-------3333333-2-0--------------|
A#|-222222222222222222-------3333333-2-0----------|
G   |-222222222222222222--------------------2--------|
D#|-222222222222222222----------------------------|
A  |-000000000000000000---------------------------|
E  |-------------------------------------------------|

   
A#|--------222222-0----------333333333-2-00-0----------|
A#|--------222222-0----------333333333-2-00-0----|
G   |--2-2------------2-h3-3--------------------------------|
D# |------2-------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------|


then basically just make SONIC noise
michael's music links said something about a certain way to do the noise.
i should ev' kept the message

i think this is the bassline that goes through the midrange sonic noise...........


|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--555-666-888-555-666-888-------|



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Date: Wed, 10 Jan 96 15:47:39 -0800
Artist: SONIC YOUTH
Album: DIRTY
Song: WISH FULFILLMENT

From: Henrique Gazolla "Luciferis" (fmplima@brasilnet.com.br)

This is the tablature of the first guitar only. The second guitar
is so much noisy that is very very hard to figure it out...



  CG
e----------------------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5--4----------5--4----------2--4--2-4------------------2---|
A-2/3--------3/2/3---------3-----2------------2---------2--------|
E-------------------------------3----------------3---------------/
      

  CG
e----------------------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5--4----------5--4----------2-4--2-4---4---4---4-----------|
A-2/3--------3/2/3---------3-----2-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------3--------------------------------/
    

  E5   F#5    B5
e------------------------------------\
B------------------------------------|
G-9-9-9-9-9-9------11--------4-------|
D-9-9-9-9-9-9------11--------4-------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7------9---------2-------|
E------------------------------------/


  CG
e----------------------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5--4----------5--4----------2--4--2-4------------------2---|
A-2/3--------3/2/3---------3-----2------------2---------2--------|
E-------------------------------3----------------3---------------/
     

  CG
e----------------------------------------------------------------\
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----5--4----------5--4----------2-4--2-4---4---4---4-----------|
A-2/3--------3/2/3---------3-----2-------------------------------|
E-------------------------------3--------------------------------/


  E5   F#5    B5
e------------------------------------\
B------------------------------------|
G-9-9-9-9-9-9------11--------4-------|
D-9-9-9-9-9-9------11--------4-------|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7------9---------2-------|
E------------------------------------/

------------------------------------------------------------------------
G5    = x-10-12-12-x-xF#5    = x-9-11-11-x-x
G5(ii)= 3-5-5-x-x-xF#5(ii)= 2-4-4-x-x-x
E5    = x-8-10-10-x-xB5     = x-2-4-4-x-x
------------------------------------------------------------------------




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; For any corrections, please e-mail me:
; Henrique Gazolla (fmplima@brasilnet.com.br)
; Belo Horizonte, MG Brasil! 14:40  10/01/96

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