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Author
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Artist:    Killing Joke
Track:     Eighties
Album:     Night Time (1985)
Guitarist: Geordie Walker

This is a played-by-ear transcription of arguably Killing Joke's
most popular mainstream song, which also highlights Geordie's
extensive use of the open strings for 'stereo guitar' effects.

Thanks to my very forgiving turntable, I have managed to pick up
most of the notes after relentless diggings into the vinyl.
(I played this song to death for almost ten years, and it
finally took the 'net to help me get it out of my system!)

I hope you enjoy playing this song the way I do.  Feel free to
drop me a line for corrections (I'm sure there must be!), any
suggestions, kind words, vitriol, or whatever.

 [SOLO] INTRO
e|--------|--------|--------|---------|
B|--------|--------|--------|---------|
G|--------|-4--4-2-|--------|-442-----|
D|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|---0-0--|--------|---0-0--|---------|
E|2-2-2-20|0-00-0-0|2-2-2-20|0--------|

 [MAIN RIFF]
e|--------|--------|--------|---------|
B|--------|--------|--------|---------|
G|--------|-4--4-2-|--------|-4--4-2--|
D|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|---0-0--|--------|---0-0--|---------|
E|2-2-2-20|0-00-0-0|2-2-2-20|0-00-0-0-|

e|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
B|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
G|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|

 [CHORUS] 2 TIMES  THEN BACK TO MAIN RIFF               * use with tremolo effect
e|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-------|
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|1-------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------|

e|-----0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
B|-0-0-2-3|-5-5-3-5-3-0-|-0-0-2-3|-5-5-3-5-3-0-|
G|3-3-----|-------------|3-3-----|-------------|
D|4-------|-------------|4-------|-------------|
A|--------|-------------|--------|-------------|
E|--------|-------------|--------|-------------|

e|-----0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0|-0-0-0----|
B|-0-0-2-3|-5-5-3-5-3-0-|-0-0-2-3|-5-5-3----|
G|3-3-----|-------------|3-3-----|----------|
D|4-------|-------------|4-------|----------|
A|--------|-------------|--------|----------|
E|--------|-------------|--------|----------|

BACK TO [MAIN RIFF] TIL END
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GAC1989 130 Aug 17, 2005 08:00 PM

nirvana ripped it off lol

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cytehntr05 10 Aug 13, 2007 09:42 PM

Nirvana didn't only rip it off, they made it good too.

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UnsungPlayer42 10 Oct 20, 2008 05:59 PM

I checked this song out after I read about the whole Nirvana thing and though both riffs are similar they are not the same.Both songs are really great though.I love the guitar effects on both.

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