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Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
Tabbed By: matt burgess
EMail: gvb878@gte.net
Album: daydream nation

(conan o brien rules!)

Thurston's tuning: GABDEG
 Lee's tuning: GGDDGG

 Thurston's parts...

 Intro:

 G---7--7--7--5--5---0----0----5---5---
 E---5--5--5--5--5-------------5---5---
 D---0--0--0--0--0--0---0--------------   these are the chords played for that
 B-------------------------------------   "spirit, desire.." bit....
 A-------------------------------------
 G-------------------------------------

 and when the song kicks in, T plays this...

 G-----7--7--7---5-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----5--5--5---5----------7------------------------------------------------------------
 D---0----------------5---7-----7(p)5(p)0-------0-----0---7--7--7--7--7--5--5------0-----
 B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------0---------
 A------------------5---5----------------------------------------------------------------
 G------------------------------------------0------0-------------------------------------

 G---7--7--7---5-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E---5--5--5---5-------------------------------------7-----------------------------------
 D---------------------------5----------------5------5-----------------------------------
 B--------------------5---7-----7-----5---7----------------------------------------------
 A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Verse riff:

 G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------------15--15--15--14
 D--12---12---12---12---12-----12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12---12--12----------------
 B----------------------------------------------------------------------10----------------
 A--10---10---10---10---12-----10--10--10--10--12--12--12--12--10---10--0-----------------
 G--0----0----0----0----0------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0----0---------------------

 Chorus chords:

 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D-------------13---------13--------15-----------------------------------------------------
 A---12---14---0-----14---0----12---12----10\7----5----------------------------------------
 G---0----0----------0---------0----0-----0--0----0----------------------------------------

 the break starts with a rapid strumming of this chord

 G--------
 E--------
 D-----5--  
 B--------
 A-----5--
 G-----0--
 
 after that bit, go back to playing the main riff
 and back to the verse and chorus parts....
 end on big G chord (same chord used for beginning of break)

 Lee's part...

 all of lee's parts are really low in the mix, so i'm not completely certain if this is
 correct. but, it's close enough. this is one song where it doesn't matter if it's played
 sloppy. in fact, it sounds better that way. 

 for the intro, lee plays something like this:

 G---------0---0-----
 G---------0---0-----
 D-----7---7---7-----  i think he also plays a bunch of little riffs deep in the mix
 D-----7---7---7-----
 G-----0-------------
 G-----0-------------

 for the main riff of the song, lee backs up T with this...
                               harm.
 G------7--7--7--5--------------12---------7--7--7--5------------------------------------
 G------7--7--7--5--------------12---------7--7--7--5------------------------------------
 D---0---------------2/9--------12------0-------------------------------------------------
 D---0---------------2/9--------12------0-----------------2--4---5---4---2--4--5/9--9(t)--
 G---------------------------0---------------------------------------------------0--0-----
 G---------------------------0------------------------------------------------------------
 (t)=pick rapidly with much speed

 it's really tough to hear what lee is playing for the verses. most of the time, he's just
 playing open strings and some harmonics. here's a little thing that sounds cool.
            harm
 G-----0-----12----0-----0--------7---7---7---7----7-----7-----
 G-----0-----12----0-----0--------7---7---7---7----7-----7-----
 D-----0-----12----0-----0--------7---7---7---7----7-----7-----
 D-----0-----12----0-----0--------7---7---7---7----7-----7-----
 G-----0-----12----0-------------------------------------------
 G-----0-----------0-------------------------------------------

 lee's chorus riff

 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D--7--9---9---------10---9------10---7------5\2--2--2--2--2--2----0---0-------------------
 D--0--0---0---------0----0------0----0------0-0--0--0--0--0--0----0---0-------------------
 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 don't be afraid to throw in some of those high g strings in with the chorus riff

 for the break, lee starts off with : G--0---
                                      G--0---
                                      D--0---
                                      D--0---
                                      G--0---
                                      G--0---
 then, go back to the main riff....

 in the last verse, lee throws in some little riffs

 at the first run thru of the verse riff, lee plays this:

 high G---12---9---7---4---2---0------------

 then, at the end of the verse, right before the last chorus, lee plays

 high G-----14---12---9--9---7--------------

and that's all......
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CaTeArS wrote on November 13 2005, 12:07 pm

very unaccurate

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Damion88 wrote on March 4 2007, 02:50 am

what are you talking about? this tab is great you even got the tuning! so many UG tabs of sonic youth are done in standard and its all wrong.

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lumpytoplopper wrote on August 3 2007, 05:59 am

giood job

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