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ARTIST: PRIMAL SCREAM
SONG: ROCKS
TUNNING: STANDARD
TABBED BY: INDIE NATION

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SONGS BY PRIMAL SCREAM, LOVE THE NEW ALBUM TOO

CHORDS:
-------
    EADGBE
A5 (x022xx)  [These are just the basic chords. He uses all types of
G5 (355xxx)   chords in the song, I've transcribed them in the tab.]
D5 (x577xx)
E5 (022xxx)


This is a great party song! There are sometimes two guitars playing
and sometimes just one. I've tried to make this a complete
transcription for both the guitars.
 He uses a lot of Keith Richards type chords in the prechorus and
the chorus, like this:
                      E
                  E|---------|
                  B|--9--10--|  The best way to play these chords
                  G|--9--9---|  is to bar the notes on the 9th fret
                  D|--9--11--|  with your index finger, and then
                  A|---------|  hammer on the notes on the 10th and
                  E|---------|  11th fret with your ring and middle
                  fingers, while still keeping your index finger on
                  the 9th fret. It's hard to explain but you'll get
                  the hang of it, it's easy.

 I've tabbed out everything they play in the song, but if you think
that's to hard, you can just play the powerchords I wrote above the
lyrics and if your a real good guitarist you should be able to combine
the two guitars and not lose the feel of the song. cheers 


[Intro]

   Gtr 1:
     A5            G5   D5      A5            G5   D5
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2---|
D|---2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0---|
A|---0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x-----------|
E|-----------------3-3------------------------3-3-----------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------pick slide--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr 1:
    A5            G5   D5      A5            G5   D5    (A5)
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2----|
D|--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0-2--|
A|--0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x---------0--|
E|----------------3-3------------------------3-3------------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---------2-0----------2---2-------2-2--0------2--|
D|----2---2---------2-2----------2---2-------2-2--2------2--|
A|-------------------------3-2-0---------------------3-2-0--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
                                                         |
                                          This last A5 chord
                                          is the chord that
                                          starts the verse.

In the verses there's only one guitar.
The notes that have a * below them are palm-muted.
I don't know any better way to spell it out.
Here's what the guitar plays in the verses:

    A5                        G5   D5
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------3----3------------------|
G|----------------------------0----2------------------|
D|--2--------2---2--------2---0----4----2---2-4--2-4--|
A|--0--0-0-0-3h4-0--0-0-0-0---2----0----0---0-0--0-0--|
E|----------------------------3-----------------------|
       * * *        * * *

    A5                        G5   D5
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------3----3----2---2-3--3-2--|
G|----------------------------0----2----2---2-2--2-2--|
D|--2--------2---2--------2---0----4----2---2-4--4-2--|
A|--0--0-0-0-3h4-0--0-0-0-0---2----0----0---0-0--0-0--|
E|----------------------------3-----------------------|
      * * *        * * *


[Verse 1]
(play with tab above)

A5
Dealers keep dealin'

Thieves keep thievin'
G5          D5
Whores keep whorin'
A5
Junkies keep scorin'
A5
Trade is on the meat rack

Strip joints full of hunchbacks
G5           D5
Bitches keep bitchin'
A5
Clap keeps itchin'


Here's the tab for the pre-chorus:
    E5           G5               A5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--9--10--10-9--12--13--13-12----------------------------------|
G|--9--9---9--9--12--12--12-12--------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
D|--9--11--11-9--12--14--14-12--------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
A|--------------------------------3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

   E5           G5              D5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-9--10--10-9--12--13--13-12-----------------------------------------|
G|-9--9---9--9--12--12--12-12---------14--------14--------14-------14-|
D|-9--11--11-9--12--14--14-12---15h16-----15h16-----15h16----15h16----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]
(play with tab above)

E5
Ain't no use in prayin'
G5                           A5
That's the way it's stayin', baby
E5
Johnny ain't so crazy
     G5                        D5
He's always got a line for the ladies (yeah, yeah, yeah)


[Chorus]

    A5               G5               D5
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--14---15--15-14---12---13--13-12-------3-----3-------3-----3--3--|
G|--14---14--14-14---12---12--12-12-------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
D|--14---16--16-14---12---14--14-12---3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

I think there may be another guitar that plays the tab below at the
same time, but I'm not sure. If you're playing alone, just use
the tab you think sounds best.

    A5           G5           D5
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------3-----3-------3-----3--3--|
G|--------------------------------2-----2-------2-----2--2--|
D|--2---4--4-2----------------3h4---3h4-----3h4---3h4-------|
A|--0---0--0-0---5---7--7-5---------------------------------|
E|---------------3---3--3-3---------------------------------|


[Chorus]
(play tab above twice)

A5
Get your rocks off
         G5
Get your rocks off, honey
D5
Shake it now now

Get'em off downtown
A5
Get your rocks off
        G5
Get you rocks off, honey
D5
Shake it now now

Get'em off downtown


[Interlude]

   Gtr 1:
    A5            G5   D5      A5            G5   D5
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------0--2--2-2------------------0--2--2-2----|
D|--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0--2--4--2--4------0--0--0-0----|
A|--0--0--0--0--0---x----------0--0--0--0--0---x------------|
E|----------------3-3------------------------3-3------------|
 |                                                          |
 | Gtr 2:                                                   |
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----2---2---------2--0---------2---2-------2-2--0---------|
D|----2---2---------2--2---------2---2-------2-2--2---------|
A|-------------------------3-2-0---------------------3-2-0--|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
       |
[Play this tab twice.]


[Verse 2]
(play like verse 1)

Creeps keep crawlin'
Drunks keep fallin'
Teasers keep teasin'
Holy Joes are preachin'
Cops keep bustin'
Hustlers keep hustlin'
Death keeps knockin'
Souls are up for auction


[Pre-Chorus]
(play like first pre-chorus)
 
Ain't no use in prayin'
That's the way it's stayin', baby
Johnny ain't so crazy
He's always got a line for the ladies
(yeah, yeah, yeah)


[Chorus]
(play like first chorus)
 
Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown


[Guitar solo]
 

   A5                  G5            D5       A5                    G5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------5-----5--7-------------5-----7b9r7-5---------5-----5----------|
D|---7-----7--------5--7----7-----7-----------7---7-----7-----7--5--7-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

             D5        A5                          G5
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5-----7b9r7--5----------19p17----17---------19p17----17--|
D|--7-----7------------7---19--------19----19---19-------19-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

    D5               A5                             G5
e|----------------------------20p17-----17----------20p17----17--|
B|---------20-------------17--------20-----17---17--------20-----|
G|--19b21------19b21-17------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

    D5
e|--20b22r20-17--17--|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]
(play like previous pre-choruses)
 
Ain't no use in prayin'
That's the way it's stayin', baby
Johnny ain't so crazy
He's always got a line for the ladies
(yeah, yeah, yeah)


[Chorus/Outro]
(guitar is silent for the first 8 lines)
 
 
Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown

Get your rocks off
Get your rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown
Get your rocks off
Get you rocks off, honey
Shake it now now
Get'em off downtown

(keep playing chorus and fade out...)



************************************
 
  h = hammer-on
  p = pull-off
  b = bend note
  r = release bend
  / = slide up
  \ = slide down
  * = palm-muted note 

************************************

            
            
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GMFC2006 10 Sep 21, 2006 05:12 AM

Love this track

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music_power 10 Sep 21, 2006 08:00 AM

been waiting for this tab for ages, great job man

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Mr.MAgPiE 51 Mar 23, 2007 02:32 AM

yeah man good job

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