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Big Black - The Power Of Independent Trucking tab

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THE POWER OF INDEPENDENT TRUCKING – Big Black
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Tabbed by: Ciarán Rooney
Email: lithiumv.prozac@hotmail.com

Tuning: Normal

“The Power Of Independent Trucking” is the first song on Big Black’s last studio LP, 
About Fucking”.
It’s a brilliantly raucous and explosive ditty typical of the band, clocking in at a 
1:24 and based on
womanising asshole truck drivers.
Let’s go!

Intro And Main Riff:
Use the nastiest distortion you’ve got with a lot of treble. This is played HARD and 
so use your
non-playing fingers to mute the other strings as you hammer this one out.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------8-55-8--------------------|
A|-5-h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (of sorts):
Powerchords.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7----3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7----3-3-3-3-----------------------------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0----1-1-1-1-----------------------------------------------|

Play the above x4, then repeat the intro riff, and then the chorus once again.
Middle Part:
Here there’s like a drum breakdown, where eventually a guitar comes in that sounds 
like a guitar. It plays;
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-9-9-9-9-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-10-10-9-9-9-9------------------------|
D|-9-9-9-9-9-9-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-10-10-9-9-9-9------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7--8--5-5-5-5-5-5--8--8-7-7-7-7------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------0-0-0-0------------------------|

He probably uses harmonics to get that weird sound, I’m not really sure. I mean, fuck, 
Steve Albini!
After that part, you play the Intro a few more times, and that’s it!

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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