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Kiss Me Deadly Tab

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version 2

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Generation X kiss me deadly
Tabbed by Liam
Email: guitar_rocker_47@hotmail.com
Date: 25/04/06
Tuning half a step down

This song is also re-played now by Billy Idol out of Generation X, with Steve Stevens on guitar.

Contrary to popular belief this song is not played with a capo (I think many people get
wrong because either they are deaf!? Or they are just following the common misconception
all punk musicians can’t play guitar!?) To reiterate all the guitars in this song do not use a capo.

Here is the tab, please rate etc, thanks.

Intro (played clean)
E|------------------------------------------|
B|-------3-----------3----3-----3----3----2-|
G|-----0-------0---0-0----0---------------0-|
D|-1/5-----4-----2-----0------0----0------0-|
A|---------------------------3----2----0--2-|
E|----------------------------------------3-|

Verse (played clean)
E|-----------------------------------3--1-------0----|
B|-----------------------------------0--1---------0--|
G|----0----0-----0----0-----0----0---0--2-----1------|
D|-0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0---0-0--0-0----0--3----2-------|
A|--3----2-----3----2-----3----2-----2------2--------|
E|-----------------------------------3-----0---------|

E|-------0-------------2--------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-|
B|---------1---------3---3-----1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|-----0-----0-----2-------2---0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
D|---2-----------0-------------2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|-3---------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus (played clean)
E|-3-3---0-0---3----3-3---0-0---3-|-----------------0---|
B|-3-3-x-1-1-x-3----3-3-x-1-1-x-3-|-------------------0-|
G|-0-0-x-0-0-x-0----0-0-x-0-0-x-0-|-------5-5-----1-----|
D|-0-0-x-2-2-x-0----0-0-x-2-2-x-0-|-5-5-x-5-5----2------|
A|-2-2-x-3-3-x-2----2-2-x-3-3-x-2-|-5-5-x-3-3---2-------|
E|-3-3-x-----x-3----3-3-x-----x-3-|-3-3-x------0--------|

Chorus (played clean)
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|-------3---------3----3-----3----3------|
G|---0-0-------0-0--------0-0-------0-0---|-----0-----0---0-0----0---------------0-|
D|--0-0--0----0-0--0-----0-0--0----0-0-0--|-1/5----4-----2-----0------0----0-----0-|
A|-3-3----3--2-2----2---3-3----3--2-2---2-|-------------------------3----2----0--2-|
E|----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------3-|

Verse 2							    |Distortion now
E|------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---0-0------0-0------0-0------0-0------0-0------0-0---|-4--2--1~-1~-1~-1~-1~-1-------|
D|--0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0--|-5--3--2~-2~-2~-2~-2~-2-------|
A|-3-3---3--2-2---2--3-3---3--2-2---2--3-3---3--2-2---2-|-5--3--2~-2~-2~-2~-2~-2-------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|-3--1--0~-0~-0~-0~-0~-0-------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus 2
E|--------------------------------|-----------------0---|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------0-|
G|-------5-5--------------5-5-----|-------5-5-----1-----|
D|-5-5-x-5-5-x-5----5-5-x-5-5-x-5-|-5-5-x-5-5----2------|
A|-5-5-x-3-3-x-5----5-5-x-3-3-x-5-|-5-5-x-3-3---2-------|
E|-3-3-x-----x-3----3-3-x-----x-3-|-3-3-x------0--------|

Chorus 2
 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|-------3---------3----3-----3----3------|
G|---0-0-------0-0--------0-0-------0-0---|-----0-----0---0-0----0---------------0-|
D|--0-0--0----0-0--0-----0-0--0----0-0-0--|-1/5----4-----2-----0------0----0-----0-|
A|-3-3----3--2-2----2---3-3----3--2-2---2-|-------------------------3----2----0--2-|
E|----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------3-|
 |Guitar 2
E|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
G|---5~-55----------------5~-55-----------|----------------------------------------|
D|-5-5~-55-----5~-55----5-5~-55-----5~-55-|----------------|TACET|-----------------|
A|-3-3~-33---5-5~-55----3-3~-33---5-5~-55-|----------------------------------------|
E|-----------3-3~-33--------------3-3~-33-|----------------------------------------|

Verse 3
E|-------------------------------------|   |----1-------0----|
B|-------------------------------------|   |-3--1---------0--|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|   |-0--2-----1------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5----5---5-| x3|-0--3----2-------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-55-5-5-5-|   |-2--3---2--------|
E|-------------------------------------|   |-3-----0---------|
PM * * * * * * * * * * * *    **   *

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus 3
E|--------------------------------|-----------------0---|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------0-|
G|-------5-5--------------5-5-----|-------5-5-----1-----|
D|-5-5-x-5-5-x-5----5-5-x-5-5-x-5-|-5-5-x-5-5----2------|
A|-5-5-x-3-3-x-5----5-5-x-3-3-x-5-|-5-5-x-3-3---2-------|
E|-3-3-x-----x-3----3-3-x-----x-3-|-3-3-x------0--------|

Chorus 3
 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|---0-0-------0-0--------0-0-------0-0---|
D|--0-0--0----0-0--0-----0-0--0----0-0-0--|
A|-3-3----3--2-2----2---3-3----3--2-2---2-|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |Guitar 2
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|---5~-55----------------5~-55-----------|
D|-5-5~-55-----5~-55----5-5~-55-----5~-55-|
A|-3-3~-33---5-5~-55----3-3~-33---5-5~-55-|
E|-----------3-3~-33--------------3-3~-33-|

Pre Solo
 |Guitar 1
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5---|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------------------5-|
A|------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
 |Guitar 2							 x2
E|---------------------------------------------------------|  /
B|---------------------------------------------------------| /
G|------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5-----|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5-5---|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3bu-3-5---|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------3---|

Solo
 |Guitar 1
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5---|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5-5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3bu-3-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------3-|
 |Guitar 2
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-1/12~~~~-12-9~~~~~-9-/10~~~~---9----10---10~~--12v~~~-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

 |Guitar 1
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5---|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5bu-5-5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3bu-3-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------3-|
 |Guitar 2
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------11--------10-----------|
G|-1/12~~~~-12-9~~~~~-9-/10~~~~-------------------12v~~~-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

Post Solo
 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|---0-0-------0-0--------0-0-------0-0---|
D|--0-0--0----0-0--0-----0-0--0----0-0-0--|
A|-3-3----3--2-2----2---3-3----3--2-2---2-|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |Guitar 2
E|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-~~~~~123p0---------5~-55-------------------|
D|----------------------5-5~-55-----5~-55-----|
A|----------------------3-3~-33---5-5~-55-----|
E|--------------------------------3-3~-33-----|

Verse 4
 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|------0---------------|
D|-----2-2-2-------0----|
A|-333------------2-2-2-|
E|------------333-------|
 |Guitar 2                  x5
E|------------------------|  /
B|------------------------| /
G|---5--5-5---------------|
D|-5-5~-5-5------5--5-5---|
A|-3-3~-3-3----5-5~-5-5---|
E|-------------3-3~-3-3---|

 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------11-10---|--------------------------11-10---|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5------12-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7------12-|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7---------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5---------|
E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
PM * * * * * * * *  * * * *           * * * * * * * *  * * * *
 |Guitar 2                  							/ x2
E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|  /
B|----------------------------------|------------------------------------| /
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|
E|----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
PM * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * *   * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * *

Pre Outro
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G|------55-----------55-----|------55-----------55-----|
D|-55-x-55-x-5--55-x-55-x-5-|-55-x-55-x-5--55-x-55-x-5-|
A|-55-x-33-x-5--55-x-33-x-5-|-55-x-33-x-5--55-x-33-x-5-|
E|-33-x----x-3--33-x----x-3-|-33-x----x-3--33-x----x-3-|

E|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|-----------00000000-----------00000000-|----------00000000------------/10-9-10-11-|
D|-5555-3333-11111111-5555-3333-11111111-|5555-3333-11111111-5555-3333--------------|
A|-5555-3333-22222222-5555-3333-22222222-|5555-3333-22222222-5555-3333--------------|
E|-3333-1111-00000000-3333-1111-00000000-|3333-1111-00000000-3333-1111--------------|
PM **** ****  *** **  **** ****  *** **   **** ****  *** **  **** ****

Outro
 |Guitar 1
E|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|---0-0-------0-0--------0-0-------0-0---|
D|--0-0--0----0-0--0-----0-0--0----0-0-0--|
A|-3-3----3--2-2----2---3-3----3--2-2---2-|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |Guitar 2					 x4
E|------------------------------------------|  /
B|------------------------------------------| /
G|---5~-55----------------5~-55-------------|
D|-5-5~-55-----5~-55----5-5~-55-----5~-55---|
A|-3-3~-33---5-5~-55----3-3~-33---5-5~-55---|
E|-----------3-3~-33--------------3-3~-33---|

End
 |Guitar 1
E|--------------------------------------------3-|
B|-------3-----------3----3-----3----3----2~~-3-|
G|-----0-------0---0-0----0---------------0~~-0-|
D|-1/5-----4-----2-----0------0----0------0~~-0-|
A|---------------------------3----2----0--2~~-2-|
E|----------------------------------------3~~-3-|
 |Guitar 2
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------4~~-2-|
D|----------------------------------------5~~-5-|
A|----------------------------------------5~~-5-|
E|----------------------------------------3~~-3-|
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EggNoggy wrote on October 28 2008, 09:24 pm

Dude thank you so much for tabbing my all time favorite song.
*****

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djsranger wrote on March 23 2013, 09:50 pm

Great job on the tab - basically dead on. One unusual thing on this song is the tuning - it is actually someplace between normal and 1/2 down on the Generation X album - almost a 1/4 down tuning - not a strict 1/2 down. Try playing along with normal tuning or 1/2 down tuning while listening to the album and it jumps out at you - actual tuning is more like a 1/4 shift. When I play with a pitch shifter I can get it almost exact. For years I tried to figure this song out and I never could until the tuning thing became apparent.

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