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This is the live version of Motorcycle Emptiness by Manic Street Preachers,
from the
the 20th Century DVD. There are fundamental differences in
the bridge and solo, but I have kept
in some elements of the original for all you rhythm players out there.
 The outro solo is
obviously improvised but I've worked it out as close as I can, and I think it's pretty
spot on. Enjoy!

Motorcycle Emptiness Millennium - Manic Street Preachers
Lead Guitar - James Dean Bradfield

Riff 1

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-4b6r4--2h4p2h4-4b6r4--2h4p2h4p2--4b6p4-4\-|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

Riff 2

e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-13b14r13--11h13p11h13-13b14r13--11h13p11h13--11b13p11-11\-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 3

e------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b14h12--10h12p10h12--12b14p12--10h12p10h12--12b14p12-12\-|
G------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff ending 1

e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G-2h4-4-4h6-6-6-6h8-8-8-8h9-|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

Riff ending 2

e---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|
G-2h4-4-4h6-6-6-6h8-8-8-8h9-11h13-|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

Riff ending 3

e-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-2---2h4---4h6---9-|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|

Rhythm Guiar
Main chord progression

  E                 Eb/E              C#                A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-|
D-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-|
A-7--7--7-7-7--7--7-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-4--4--4-4-4--4--4-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro Lead - Riff 1, riff ending 2, riff 2, riff ending 1
Intro Rhythm - Main chord progression

Verse

E                  Eb/E   C#                   A
Culture sucks down words, itemise loathing and feed yourself smiles
(lead guitar - riff 2, riff ending 1, rhythm main chords)

E                         Eb/E C#                   A
Organise your safe tribal war, hurt, maim, kill and enslave the ghetto
(lead guitar - riff 3, riff ending 3, rhythm main chords)

(let G-9 lead ring into pre chorus)

Pre chorus

C#              E
Each day living out a lie

B                 A
Life sold cheaply forever
e---------------------------|
B-12-10---9------9-10h12p10-|
G-------------9-------------|
D---------------------------| - lead part in unison with vocals
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

B A   B A
Ever, ever

Chorus

E          Eb/E        C#         A
Under neon loneliness, motorcycle emptiness


E          Eb/E        C#         A
Under neon loneliness, motorcycle emptiness

Verse 2 - Same as verse 1
Pre chorus

Chorus

Bridge
Rhythm - palm muted power chords

  A       B
e------------------------|
B---2-----4-4----------4-|
G-----2---4---4----4-----|
D-------2-4-----4----4---|
A-0-------2--------------|
E------------------------|
  A              B
e---------------------------------|
B---2--------------4p2--4p2-------|
G-----2---2b4r2-------------4p2---|
D-------2-----------------------4-|
A-0--------------2----------------|
E---------------------------------|

  C       D                    C    D
e---------10-x-10-x-10-10--10---------|
B-1-------12-x-12-x-12-12--12---------|
G-0-------12-x-12-x-12-12--12--5----7-|
D-2----12----------------------5----7-|
A-3----12----------------------3----5-|
E------10-----------------------------|

All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

A                B                        A     B
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

C                D                        C     D  -  hit this last D hard
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

Chorus
Pre chorus

Solo

  E                            G           A                        E
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b13r12-12----------12-15b17r15---14h15-14--12-------------------12-|
G-------------13----13----------------------------14-14b15r14-11-11----|
D----------------14----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  E                          G        A
e----------------------------15----12h15p12-------12h15p12-------12h15p12---------------------------|
B-12b13r12-12----------12-15b17r15----------15b17----------15b17----------15b17--15b17r15b17r15b17--|
G-------------13----13------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------14---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 - no rhythm guitar

Drive away and it's the same, everywhere's death row, everyone's a victim (lead guitar
2, riff ending 1, rhythm main chords)
Your joys are counterfeit, this happiness, corrupt political shit

Pre chorus
Chorus

Outro

Rhythm - main chords

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12-12-12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9---12p10p9-------|
G---------------11---------11---------11---------11---------11---------11--------11h13-|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------|
G-13b14r13-x-13b14-13--11h13p11h13-13b14r13-13\-|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------12h14p12h14p12----14b16-14-12h14p14----|
G------9----9----9h11b13-11-9--13----------------13-------------------13-|
D-9h11---11---11---------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----14---------------------------|
B-14b16-14--12h14p12h14-14b16r14\-|
G---------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

e-16-16-16b17-16p14h16p14h16p14--------------|
B-------------------------------17--17p14----|
G-----------------------------------------16-|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-16s14p13h14p13h1413----13-------14--------16-------14-------13----13-----------|
D---------------------14----14s16-----16s18----18s16----16s14----14----14b16-14~-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1, riff ending 3

            
            
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