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Band: Marilyn Manson
Song: The Last Day on Earth
Album: Mechanical Animals
Tuning: E Standard (E A D G B e)

Guitar 1 - Left Lead
Guitar 2 - Left Rhythm
Guitar 3 - Right Lead
Guitar 4 - Right Rhythm
Guitar 5 - Acoustic Chords

Structure

Intro
Chorus 1
Verse 1
Chorus 2
Verse 2
Chorus 4
Bridge
Chorus 4
Chorus 5

INTRO AND CHORUS 1

Guitar 3 (see the end for some notes on getting this riff to sound like the studio version)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


VERSE 1

No guitar for first 8 bars

Guitar 5 plays this in the second 8 bars

Am        G         C      G
   We are trembling in our crutches 
Am          G        D
   High and dead our skin is glass 
Am        G     C        G
   I'm so empty here without you
Am            G     D
   I crack my xerox hands


CHORUS 2

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Play the above 3 times then the below once

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick the notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--20--------------18------17-------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--12--------------10----------9----|-----------------------------------|
E|--10--------------8-----------7----|-----------------------------------|


VERSE 2

No guitar


CHORUS 3

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Play the above 3 times then the below once

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--12--------------10----------9----|-----------------------------------|
E|--10--------------8-----------7----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


BRIDGE

Guitar 5

Accoustic chords (same rhythm as verse 1)

Am G C G Am G D

play the above three times

On the third time, guitar 1 tremolo picks this in the last 2 bars

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--12-------------------------------|--15-------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|--------------------------15-------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


CHORUS 4

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Play the above 3 times then the below once

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--12--------------10----------9----|-----------------------------------|
E|--10--------------8-----------7----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


CHORUS 5

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--14--------------15--20-----------|----------15------17---------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


Play the above once then

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick the notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--14--------------15--20-----------|------------------15---------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


Play the above once then

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick the notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--14--------------15--20-----------|----------15------17---------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--9---------------5-----------2----|-----------------------------------|
E|--7---------------3-----------0----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


Play the above once then play this twice

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick the notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--20--------------18------17-------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitars 2 and 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--12--------------10----------9----|-----------------------------------|
E|--10--------------8-----------7----|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 3

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


Finally, play this once

Guitar 1 (tremolo pick the notes)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--20--------------18------17-------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (let chords ring)

    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|--12--------------10----------9----|-----------------------------------|
E|--10--------------8-----------7----|-----------------------------------|






Guitar 3 main riff notes

When recording this to get the sound right I found that the riff on it's own wasn't enough.
I tracked it playing the riff in three different ways on top of each other to compensate
for the odd "muddy" effect I couldn't figure out in the studio version


Let notes ring
    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0--------------------------------|--0--------------------------------|
B|----------15--14------15--14-------|----------15--14------15--14-------|
G|------11----------11----------11---|------11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Let notes ring
    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|--0-------10--9---0---10--9---0----|--0-------10--9---0---10--9---0----|
B|--5---7---15--14--7-----------7----|--5---7---15--14--7-----------7----|
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

Don't let notes ring
    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +
E|----------10--9-------10--9--------|----------10--9-------10--9--------|
B|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|--9---11----------11----------11---|--9---11----------11----------11---|
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

            
            
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PiercedBand 841 Jul 22, 2015 07:03 AM

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