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Dead Kennedys - Mtv Get Off The Air tab

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			     MTV Get Off The Air - Dead Kennedys
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Note: The first version of this song I ever heard was the live version, where
the horns part is played on guitar. I'm tabbing the studio version, but I'm including
horns part on guitar, because that seems a lot more useful. Enjoy.

Start off with palm muted power chords, after the bass line is played twice

    F#5             B5      C#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------|
D|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6------------------------------------------|
A|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4------------------------------------------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------------------------------------|


F#5                B5     C#5
Fun Fun Fun in the fluffy chair

      F#5               B5       C#5
Flame up the herb. Woof down the beer

F#5                B5    C#5
Hi. I'm your video DJ

   F#5                 B5             C#5
I always talk like I'm wigged out on quaaludes

F#5               B5             C#5          F#5  B5  C5
  I wear a satin baseball jacket everywhere I go

   F#5        B5       C#5
My job is to help destroy

       F#5            B5  C#5
What's left of your imagination

   F#5          B5     C#5
By feeding you endless doses

    F#5                       B5  C#5
Of sugar-coated mindless garbage

At this point the chords become full chords instead of power chords.

   F#        B   C#   F#  F#4 F# B   C#
e|---------2-2-2-4----2-2-2-2-2--2-2-4-------------------------------------|
B|-----2---2-4-4-6----2-2-2-2-2--4-4-6-------------------------------------|
G|---3---3-3-4-4-6----3-3-4-3-3--4-4-6-------------------------------------|
D|-4-------4-4-4-6----4-4-4-4-4--4-4-6-------------------------------------|
A|-4-------4-2-2-4----4-4-2-4-4--2-2-4-------------------------------------|
E|-2-------2----------2-2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------|


   F#            B      C#
So don't create. Be sedate

     F#        F#4 F#       B             C#
Be a vegetable at home and thwack on that dial

      F#  F#4  F#       B           C#
If we have our way even you will believe

F# (Let ring)
This is the future of rock and roll

MTV Get Off The Air!

Do this four times before the words start again:
   F#       B   A
e|-2-2-X-X--2-2-0------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-2-2-X-X--4-4-2------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-3-3-X-X--4-4-2------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-X-X--4-4-2------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-4-X-X--2-2-0------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2-2-X-X-------------------------------------------------------------------|

   B       A          D
e|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
B|-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
A|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     F#          B  A
How far will you go

     F#            B  A
How low will you stoop

     B              A               B            A
To tranquilize our minds with your sugar-coated swill

               F#                     B  A
You've turned rock and roll rebellion

        F#            B  A
Into Pat Boone sedation

   B        A              B              D
Making sure nothing's left to the imagination

   C#    B
e|-4-4-4-2-2-2---2-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6-6-6-4-4-4---2-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-4-4-4---3-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-6-6-6-4-4-4---4-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4-2-2-2---4-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------2-----------------------------------------------------------|

 C#     B
M.T.V. Get off the

 C#     B
M.T.V. Get off the

 C#     B           F#
M.T.V. Get off the air (X2)

 E           F#
Get off the air(X2)

 F#      B       A
See the latest rejects from the

F#        B   A
Muppet show

           B              A               B             A
Wag their tits and their dicks as they lip-synch on screen

         F#                    B   A
There's something I don't like

         F#                 B   A
About a band who always smiles

 B       A                        B                 D
Another tax write-off for some schmuck who doesn't care

 C#     B
M.T.V. Get off the

 C#     B
M.T.V. Get off the

 C#     B           F#
M.T.V. Get off the air (X2)

 E           F#
Get off the air(X2), then


e|--2-1-0-6-4---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--2-1-0-8-6---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-2-1-8-6---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--4-3-2-8-6---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-3-2-6-4---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--2-1-0-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 E           F# F E D# C#
Get off the air

Bass line twice, then:

   C#    B     C#    B     F#    E     F#    E
e|-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-2-2-X-0-0-X--------------------------|
B|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-2-2-X-0-0-X--------------------------|
G|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-3-3-X-1-1-X-3-3-X-1-1-X--------------------------|
D|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X--------------------------|
A|-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X--------------------------|
E|-------------------------2-2-X-0-0-X-2-2-X-0-0-X--------------------------|


   C#    B     C#    B     F#    E     C#
e|-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-4------------------------------------|
B|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-6------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-3-3-X-1-1-X-6------------------------------------|
D|-6-6-X-4-4-X-6-6-X-4-4-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-6------------------------------------|
A|-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-4-4-X-2-2-X-4------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------2-2-X-0-0-X--------------------------------------|

And then, of course:

   C#                   B                 A               G#
e|-9-9-12-12h14p12h14p9-7-7-9-9h11p9h11p7-5-5-7-7h9p7h9p5-4-4-4-7-12---------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

C#        B
And so it was

       C#              B
Our beloved corporate gods

  F#            E           F#   E
Claimed they created rock video

    C#          B       C#          B
Allowing it to sink as low in one year

      F#          E      C#
As commercial TV has in 25

 C#                               B
"It's the new frontier," they say

 A                              G#
It's wide open, anything can happen

            C#                              B
But you've got a lot of nerve to call yourself a pioneer

                    A                          G#
When you're too god-damn conservative to take real chances.

B         A
Tin-eared

       B       A         F#        E                 F#  E
Graph-paper brained accountants instead of music fans

      B        A         B                    A
Call all the shots at giant record companies now

      F#              E         C#
The lowest common denominator rules

C#
Forget honesty

B
Forget creativity

      A
The dumbest buy the mostest

             G#
That's the name of the game

     C#
But sales are slumping

     B
And no one will say why

  A                                  G#
Could it be they put out one too many lousy records?!?

   C#    B     F#
e|-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-6-6-6-4-4-4-2-2-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-6-6-6-4-4-4-3-3-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-4-4-4-2-2-2-4-4-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------2-2-----------------------------------------------------------|


C#         B          F#
M.T.V. - Get off the air!

F#
NOW!


There you have it. This is my first tab, so if it somehow came out completely wrong, i
The major part that I wanted to contribute was that horns part. Noone ever tabbed it
it had horns, but honestly, how many self respecting punk bands have horn players? And 
for the guitar version of that part, I'm positive it's right. I played it against the studio
live versions. Enjoy, and give me a high rating.
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