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Big Black - Kerosene guitar tab

There's so much noise in there and it's all overlapped and some

of it is too silent. Anyway, this is what I figured out.

From the 1987 Album ATOMIZER

Tune low E string one step down to D

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Intro

Guitar 1

S S S E. E. E. E E S S S E. E. E. E E

|E|--2-2-2-3--2--3--2-3-|-2-2-2-3--2--3--2-3--||

|B|o-3-3-3-3--3--3--3-3-|-3-3-3-3--3--3--3-3-o||

|G|---------------------|---------------------||

|D|---------------------|---------------------||

|A|o--------------------|--------------------o||

|D|---------------------|---------------------||

(the intro "di-di-di-ding-di-ding-di-di-di-di-di", actually it's one octave higher)

4/4

Guitar 1

S S S E. E. E. E E S S S E. E. E. E E 4x

|E|--2-2-2-3--2--3--2-3-|--2-2-2-3--2--3--2-3--||

|B|o-3-3-3-3--3--3--3-3-|--3-3-3-3--3--3--3-3-o||

|G|---------------------|----------------------||

|D|---------------------|----------------------||

|A|o--------------------|---------------------o||

|D|---------------------|----------------------||

|

| Guitar 2

| W W 4x

|E|---------------------|----------------------||

|B|o--------------------|---------------------o||

|G|---------------------|----------------------||

|D|---------------------|----------------------||

|A|o-9------------------|-11------------------o||

|D|--9------------------|-11-------------------||

|

| Bass

| W W 4x

|G|---------------------|----------------------||

|D|o--------------------|---------------------o||

|A|o--------------------|---------------------o||

|D|--9------------------|-11-------------------||

(the "ding-di-di-ding" continues, while the other guitar plays a B5 and C#5 powerchord )

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verse

Bass

E E E E E. Q +S E E Q S S S Q +S

|G|--------------------|------------------------------

|D|o-------------------|------------------------------

|A|o-------------------|------------------------------

|D|--7-5-4-2-4--2--(2)-|-4-2-4---2--2-2---4-------(4)-

| (this is supposed to be the bass line )

| Guitar 1

| Q Q E. E. E

|E|--------------------|------------------------------

|B|o-------------------|--------14------12----------

|G|--------------------|---------------------12-----

|D|--------------------|------------------------------

|A|o-------------------|------------------------------

|D|--------------------|------------------------------

(harmonics or noise played by the guitar)

Bass

E E E E E. Q +S E E Q S S S Q +S

|G------------------------|----------------------||

|D------------------------|---------------------o||

|A------------------------|---------------------o||

|D----7---5-4-2-4--4--(4)-|-4-2-4--2-2-2-4--(4)--||

|

| Guitar 1

| +H W

|E------------------------|----------------------||

|B------------------------|---------------------o||

|G-(12)-----------------|----------------------||

|D------------------------|----------------------||

|A------------------------|---------------------o||

|D------------------------|----------------------||

Bass

E E E E E. Q +S E E E S S S S S Q +S

|G|-----------------------|------------------------

|D|o----------------------|------------------------

|A|o----------------------|------------------------

|D|----7--5-4-2-4--2--(2)-|-4-2-4-4-4-2-2-2-4--(4)-

|

| Guitar 1

| W W

|E|-----------------------|------------------------

|B|o-16-----------------|------------------------

|G|-----------------------|------------------------

|D|-----------------------|------------------------

|A|o----------------------|------------------------

|D|-----------------------|------------------------

Bass

E E E E E. Q +S E E E S S S S S Q +S 4x

|G-------------------|-------------------------||

|D-------------------|------------------------o||

|A-------------------|------------------------o||

|D-7-5-4-2-4--2--(2)-|-4-2-4-4-4-2-2-2-4--(4)--||

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Chorus ("set me on fire, Kerosene!")

Guitar 1

W

|E|----------------------------------|

|B|----------------------------------|

|G|o--4------------------------------|

|D|o---------------------------------|

|A|---2------------------------------|

|D|----------------------------------|

|

| Bass

| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

|G|----------------------------------|

|D|o---------------------------------|

|A|o---------------------------------|

|D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|

W 4x

|E|---------------------------------------------------||

|B|--------------------------------------------------o||

|G|--6------------------------------------------------||

|D|---------------------------------------------------||

|A|--4-----------------------------------------------o||

|D|---------------------------------------------------||

|

| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 4x

|G---------------------------------------------------||

|D--------------------------------------------------o||

|A--------------------------------------------------o||

|D-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11---||

Duration Legend

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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

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b - bend

pb - pre-bend

r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)

- natural harmonic

[n] - artificial harmonic

n(n) - tapped harmonic

~ - vibrato

- volume swell (louder/softer)

Misc Legend

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| - bar

|| - double bar

||o - repeat start

o|| - repeat end

Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

When I first heard Atomizer (the 1st BB thing I ever heard), I was totally stunned by the

noises being made by Albini's

guitar and tried for ages to get my guitar to sound like it. No luck at all.

Until I bought a cheap n' shitty analogue delay pedal. Turned the feedback up to max and the

delay time to zero. Bingo -

instant Albini. Sounds like your guitar is spitting out of a meat grinder - just like the

record.

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