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/ R.E.M. / Monster (1994) / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? guitar tab

From: csb1@engr.engr.uark.edu (Chris Bray)

"WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH?"

(Solo taken from _Guitar World_ January 1995)

Intro:  D   G   D  G

A           D          Bm                G              A       D   A   G
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
A     D           Bm          G               A         D       Bm    E
I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed
G                           A
I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream
G                      A
Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen
D       A          D      G         A      A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
D            A                    D       G        A    A    G    A    D
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh


A                D         Bm            G           A         D  A *Fill1  G
I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, tv, movies, magazines
A       D                    Bm                 G          A    D  Bm *Fill2  E
Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy"
G                         A
A smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
G                           A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
D          A        D       G         A      A    G    A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
D       A          D      G          A      A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh


Chords over solo:  Bm    A   (x3)
                   A   A   G   A


Solo:

    (grad. release)
e-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
B-----------------------------|--------------7----------------|-
G---7b-----(7)----(7)------6--|--6--4--7---------4---4--4--4--|-
D-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
A-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
E-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-

                            (grad. bend)
e------------------------|-------------------------------|-
B------------------------|-------------------------------|-
G---4------7b---(7)--4---|--7b------------------7--------|-
D-------7----------------|-------------------------7--7--|-
A------------------------|-------------------------------|-
E------------------------|-------------------------------|-


e---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|
B------------------7--|----------------|---7---------|------------------------|
G------4---4---7------|--4---7h6---7---|----------4--|-9b----(9)--7-----------|
D--7------------------|----------------|-------------|---------------9--(9)\7-|
A---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|
E---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|


e------------------------|------------|-
B------------------------|------8b----|-
G------------------------|------7b----|-
D--5------------7b--(7)--|------------|-
A------------------------|------------|-
E------------------------|------------|-


A           D          Bm                G              A   D  A  *Fill1   G
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
A         D      Bm               G           A         D    Bm  *Fill2   E
Butterfly decal, rearview mirror, dogging the scene
G                           A
You smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
G                           A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
D          A        D       G         A         A    G    A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
D       A          D      G          A          A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
D            A                    D       G        A       A
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D             A             D           G         A        A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D          A        D       G         A         A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D       A          D       G         A          A    G    A
I never understood, don't fuck with me, uh-huh

End on D.


Fill 1:

e------------------
B------------------
G----9b---(9)------
D--------------7---
A------------------
E------------------


Fill 2:

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-----------------
D------5h4--------
A-------------7---
E-----------------


Rhythm Fill 1:

      w/ amp tremolo
e-------------------------
B-------------------------
G-----2-------------------
D-----2-------------------
A-----0-------------------
E-------------------------


R.E.M. albums
2004 Around the Sun
2001 Reveal
1998 Up
1996 New Adventures In Hi-Fi
1994 Monster
1992 Automatic For The People
1991 Out Of Time
1988 Green
1987 Eponymous
1983 Murmur
Monster tabs
01What's The Frequency, Kenneth? tabbass tab
02Crush With An Eyeliner tabbass tab
03King Of Comedy tabbass tab
04I Don't Sleep, I Dream tabbass tab
05Star 69 tabbass tab
06Strange Currencies tabbass tab
07Tongue tabbass tab
08Bang And Blame tabbass tab
09I Took Your Name tabbass tab
10Let Me In tabbass tab
11Circus Envy tabbass tab
12You tabbass tab

 

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