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/ Rage Against The Machine / Rage Against The Machine (1992) / Take The Power Back guitar tab

Take the Power Back
tabbed by Kevin Dole (redboy81@hotmail.com) 

Typical of Tom, this songs has deceptively simple riffs as well as strange fills and FX. He's 
using that damn Digitech Whammy Pedal again . . .  But here's the meat and potatoes of it. 
It's in "Drop D" tuning.


In the beginning while the drums play it sounds like he's picking all up and down different 
strings while palm muting.

When the bass kicks in:
Slide from the first to second chord slowly, I think he turns the volume knob as well.

e:--------------------------|  
B:--------------------------|  
G:-11/7--10/8--7/5----------| 
D:-11/7--10/8--7/5----------|  
A:-9-/9--8-/6--9/7----------|  
E:--------------------------|  

Riff A "Bring that shit in!"  
e:--------------------------|		
B:--------------------------|  The fill sounds like a huge slide from
G:--------------------------|  somewhere high up on the neck, possibly mixed with 
D:------------3---------3---|  a tweaking of the volume knob.
A:-----3-5-X----5--3-5------|
E:-0-0----------------------|

Riff B: Verse
e:--------------------------|  
B:--------------------------|  He fills with that big slide again.
G:-7-7-7-7---5--------------| 
D:-7-7-7-7---5--------------|  
A:-5-5-5-5---3--------------|  
E:--------------------------|  


Sometimes it's played like this, like in the beginning of the second verse
e:--------------------------|
B:--------------------------|
G:-5-5-5-5-5-5---5----------|
D:-5-5-5-5-5-5---5----------|
A:-7-7-7-7-7-7---3----------|
E:--------------------------|


Chorus "We gotta take the power back!"
e:--------------------------|
B:--------------------------|  He fills with the "chirping" and he makes
G:-3---3-5-5^6--X-X-X-X-----|  a bell ringing sound.  I think it's 
D:---5----------X-X-X-X-----|  harmonics . . . .
A:--------------X-X-X-X-----|
E:--------------X-X-X-X-----|

solo (too fast to hard too much! but i'll get you started off right . . .)
e:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B:--------------------------------------------------15-15-13--------------13-15-13------
G:-19-19--19-19--19-19--19-19--19-19--19-19--19-17----------15-14---14-15---------------
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------14-15
A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

post solo
e:-------------------------------|  
B:-------------------------------|  
G:-7-6-5----------7-9-10-12-12---| 
D:-7-6-5-3-5-7-------------------|  
A:-5-4-3-3-5-7-------------------|  
E:-------3-5-7-------------------|  

"teacher stands in front of the class . . ."
e:-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------------|
G:-5-5---------------------------| Fills with the chirping . . .
D:-5-5---------------------------|
A:-7-7---------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|

"No more lies . . ."
e:--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------|
D:---2---2---2---3---3---3---5---5---5---3---3---3--|
A:-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3----|
E:--------------------------------------------------|

"Take it back y'all!"
e:------------------------------------|  
B:------------------------------------|  
G:-7-6-5-X-X--7-6-5-X-X--7-6-3-3-3----| 
D:-7-6-5-X-X--7-6-5-X-X--7-6-3-3-3----|  
A:-5-4-3-X-X--5-4-3-X-X--5-4-5-5-5----|  
E:-------X-X--------X-X---------------|  

finish with this . . .
e:---------------------|
B:---------------------|
G:-10---10/5-----------|
D:-10---10/5-----------|
A:-8----8-/3-----------|
E:---------------------|


Rage Against The Machine albums
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1999 The Battle Of Los Angeles
1996 Evil Empire
1992 Rage Against The Machine
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01Bombtrack tabbass tab
02Killing In The Name tabbass tab
03Take The Power Back tabbass tab
04Settle For Nothing tabbass tab
05Bullet In The Head tabbass tab
06Know Your Enemy tabbass tab
07Wake Up tabbass tab
08Fistful Of Steel tabbass tab
09Township Rebellion tabbass tab
10Freedom tabbass tab

 

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