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Tabbed By: Callum 'mullacy' Gavin
Email: mullacy@gmail.com
Song: Blood Sugar & Blood Sugar Live at Perth 2007
Artist: Pendulum

You have excellent taste in music, and this song is incredible! The melody is
and it works really well as a crossover metal/breaks track. I heard it spun live by 
Dawn,
really gotta see it in a live setting to appreciate its brilliance :)
I am basing this tab off the 4:19 studio cut and the live version played at New Year's
2007 in Perth, available on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVlqW0Rj9YU. I
had a chance to listen to the 12" single release on vinyl through Breakbeat Kaos, but it 
be functionally identical.

The riff and chords are 96% correct, there is a couple of notes in the live clean
that I'm not too sure about however. If you have a better idea send me an email, i'd 
to know.

Because it's an electronic song you're never going to be able to imitate it exactly, but
liberal use of effects you can pull off some pretty wicked metal covers with this.


Key: G
Tuning: Drop D

(but you could play it in standard if you wanted. It'd make the metal riff at the end of
live version different (easier?))

As a general rule, one '-' between notes indicates an 8th, two dashes a quarter note.
tried to give a rough estimate of note placement in the measure, but listen to the track
correct timing (it's pretty easy).


Heavy Intro
______________

"prepare to hold your colour"


e|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
B|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
G|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
D|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5---------6--|-5----3.-3-3--3--|
A|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5---------6--|-5----3.-3-3--3--|
D|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5---------6--|-5----3.-3-3--3--|

e|------------|-------------------|-----------|----------------------|
B|------------|-------------------|-----------|----------------------|
G|------------|-------------------|-----------|----------------------|
D|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5--6-5--6-|-5-6-5-6-55555555-----|
A|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5--6-5--6-|-5-6-5-6-55555555-----|
D|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5--6-5--6-|-5-6-5-6-55555555-----|


Killer riff: x1

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
A|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
D|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|
A|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|-------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|-------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|-------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|-5-----|
A|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|-5-----|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|-5-----|

"Okay, fuck it. I lied. It's drum n bass. What you gonna do?"
______________________________________________________________


'Chorus': x1

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|
A|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|2nd intro bass pattern|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|----------------------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----3.-3-3--3-------|
A|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----3.-3-3--3-------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----3.-3-3--3-------|

and again, things change slightly

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|
A|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-5----5----5---3-|


Riff end 'fill'. There's another idea for this bit at the bottom of this tab in the live version.
e|-9--8--6----|-------------|-9--8--6----|---------------|
B|----------8-|-8--8--8--8--|----------8-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8|
G|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
D|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
A|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
D|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|

e|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
B|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
G|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
D|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|
A|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|
D|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|

No riff bass 'verse' x2
____________________

Play this section twice through

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|-10-10-10.--8--3--|
A|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|-10-10-10.--8--3--|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|-10-10-10.--8--3--|

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|----3.--3-3--3-|
A|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|----3.--3-3--3-|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|----3.--3-3--3-|

Except the second time, instead of the last two bars, play something similar to this:

e|---------------|----------------|
B|---------------|----------------|
G|---------------|----------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|
A|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|

______

Then play the entire 'chorus' section again with the riff and bass etc, but drop the
and beat for the first measure. You know it sounds awesome :)

Chorus x1
______


No riff bass verse x1

______


Then play intro 'killer riff' again x1

"Okay, what you gonna do?"

______

Chorus x1

______

No riff bass verse x1

______

Then play the chorus again, dropping the beat for the first measure

Chorus x1

_____

No riff bass verse x1

_____

Then end with intro killer riff again x1.
_____


That's pretty damn close to the recording, but if you want to spice it up a bit you'll
to alter it like they did at the Perth gig.

-----------------------------

Live version notes

-----------------------------
Aside from an even sillier intro voiceover, here is how Pendulum plays it with their
band. This features an entirely new breakdown in the latter half, and is more suited to
rock covers.


________

Heavy intro x1

The guitarist uses his higher strings:

e|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
B|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
G|------------|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|
D|-5--------6-|-5-----3-3-3--3-3--|-5---------6--|-5----3.-3-3--3--|
A|-5----------|-------3-3-3--3-3--|-5------------|------3.-3-3--3--|
D|-5----------|-------3-3-3--3-3--|-5------------|------3.-3-3--3--|

and they shorten it and use the simpler rhythm twice, but don't settle for that!
_______


Then they play the intro killer riff, but Rob Swire messes around with the melody to
effect:


e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
A|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
D|------------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|----------------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-8-8-8-8-8\6-6-6|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----Different---|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|
A|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|---------------3-|

Then once more standard:

e|-9--8--6----|--------8------|-------6------|-------6--------|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11--8----|-6---8---8----|-6-6-8---8------|
G|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
A|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
D|------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
A|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-5-----------|---------------3-|

Instead of the "what you gonna do" break, he does a simple pentatonic run for four bars.

Pentatonic end x1:

e|-9--8--6----|---------------|------------|------------|
B|----------8-|-6-------------|------------|------------|
G|------------|----7--5-------|-5--------5-|-6--5-------|
D|------------|----------8----|----5--8----|-------8----|
A|------------|---------------|------------|------------|
D|------------|---------------|------------|------------|

e|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|-----------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|-----------|
A|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|-----------|
D|-5----------|-------------6-|-8-----------|-----------|

_______

They then play this entire intro again, but with double kick pedals and this (actual)
riff here:


e|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------3-------|
D|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|-5-5-3h5---5p3h5-|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|

x4.

________

Then the standard chorus sequence comes in. Instead of just chugging along with the bass
guitar does different things here:

e|------------|---------------|-------------|----------------|
B|------------|---------------|-------------|----------------|
G|------------|---------------|-------------|----------------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|----------------|
A|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|----------------|
D|-5--5--5--5-|-5---5---5---6-|-5--5--5--5--|-3-5p3-5p3-5p3--|


x4. The last time uses that alteration just like in the single:

e|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
B|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
G|------------|-------------|------------|---------------|
D|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|
A|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|
D|-5--5--5--6-|-5--5--5--6--|-5--6--5--6-|-5--5--5--5----|

Use your imagination here, it doesn't take much to make it rock.

________

Next comes the no riff bass verse as usual, but take note of the use of the wah pedal by
electric guitar- it adds heaps to the song.


e|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|------------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|-10-10-10.--8--3--|

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
D|-5--5-5--5-5-5-|-6-6-6.---6.-6.|-8--8-8--8-8-8-|----3.--3-3--3-|

You sort of want to wah up (toe position) at the beginning of each measure and at each
of notes in the measure, and rock it back over the next 8th. Mess around with it.


****************************************
****************************************
Now here's the really interesting bit. They added an entirely new clean breakdown here,
it sounds awesome. Thing is, this is the only bit I couldn't really hear... if you
out something better email me, I'd like to know your thoughts. It sounds pretty good as 
is though.

This bit is at 3:21 on the perth youtube video.

e|---------------|---------------|
B|---------------|---------------|
G|------7--6-----|---------------|
D|---5--------5--|---------------|
A|--5-5----------|---------------|
D|-5-------------|-5------8--7---|

x8
_____________


Next, the other really cool new guitar riff. This should have been in the original!
Crank the distortion back on.

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|---------1-----|---------------|---------1-------|
D|-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-5-3h5---5p3-|-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-5-3h5---5p3h5-|

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
D|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
A|---------------|---------1-----|---------------|-----5--3--1--3p1|
D|-5-5-5-5---5-5-|-5-5-3h5---5p3-|-5-5-5-5-----5-|-3h5-------------|

x2, then enter drums n basses

x2.

_____________

Chorus x1, with some altered riffs

Then no riff bass verse x1

Then one final chorus with more altered riffs.

He does things like this:

e|-9--8--6----|--------8-9----|
B|----------8-|-8-8-/11-------|
G|------------|---------------|
D|------------|---------------|
A|------------|---------------|
D|------------|---------------|

It's pretty easy to figure out, just noodle over the scale to finish.

And that's pretty much it. Great fun to mess about with, their composing is that good.
anyone else wants to have  a crack at some other Pendulum songs other than Slam that'd be
because I can't be bothered right now and am pretty much totally sick of trying to tab 
music. Suggestions/comments/death threats send to mullacy@gmail.com. Peace


Legend
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h Hammer on
p Pull off
. play for note duration only, don't hold/tie note. Aka mute with left hand after
note
/ Slide into from below
\ Slide into from above
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Viva-la-mark wrote on August 24 2007, 06:32 am

This tab is awesome.
This tune is catchy!

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ordino wrote on August 30 2007, 02:31 pm

this is AWFUL!!!
...
**** it, i lied, its awsome, watcha gona do
....
ye im sad, 5 stars

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beno93 wrote on September 20 2007, 02:38 pm

very good 5star
mint outfit

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