Oingo Boingo - Grey Matter Chords & Tabs


Grey Matter Chords & Tabs

Oingo Boingo Chords & Tabs

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Grey Matter Chords

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Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:41:14 -0700
From: Jack Skellington 
Subject: Tab: Grey Matter by Oingo Boingo

Song: Grey Matter
Artist: Oingo Boingo
Album: Good For Your Soul / Boingo Alive / Skeletons in the Closet / Farewell
Written by: Danny Elfman
Tabbed by: boingo692x@mail.telis.org

Very easy to play.  This was adapted from a midi so it isn't all together
true.  A good basis for future work though.

The intro/synth line goes like this:
E ----------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------
D -------0---4---------------0----4---------------0----4----
A -2--------------0-----2--------------0----2---------------
E ----------------------------------------------------------

The main synth/bass line goes like this:
E -----------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------
A ----------------5------------------------
E -7-7-5-5-2-----------5-5-7----5-5-7------
[ Tab from: https://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/o/oingo_boingo/grey_matter_crd.html ]
Of course, most people find it easier to play like this, but for some
reason I don't:
D ----------------0-----------------
A -2-2-0-0-------------0-2----0-0-2-
E ---------2------------------------

During the verse, this little riff is played periodically:
G -------------------------------2-2-2-
D -4-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-2-4-------

G -------------------------------4-4-4-
D -4-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-2-2-4-4-2-4-------

The main guitar riff is:
E -------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------
G -4---4-4-4----7---7-7-7----9---9-9-9-------
D -4---4-4-4----7---7-7-7----9---9-9-9---9---
A -2---2-2-2----5---5-5-5----7---7-7-7---9---
E ---------------------------------------7---

At "Grey matter, grey matter, oh oh oh oh ..." it just alternates between
B and D. (2 and 5 on the A string, simply powerchorded)

The only slightly different part is "I... think you like it..."; the
line thingo steps down from B to A, so it ends up being:
E -----------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------
A ----------------3------------------------
E -5-5-3-3-0-----------3-3-5----3-3-5------

And the other guitar part during this section goes:
E -----------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------
G -7-7-7-5---------------------------------
D -7-7-7-5------5---5-5---5-7-5------------
A -5-5-5-3------5---5-5---5-7-5------------
E --------------3---3-3---3-5-3------------