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Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness Live tab

This is the live version of Motorcycle Emptiness by Manic Street Preachers,
from the
the 20th Century DVD. There are fundamental differences in
the bridge and solo, but I have kept
in some elements of the original for all you rhythm players out there.
 The outro solo is
obviously improvised but I've worked it out as close as I can, and I think it's pretty
spot on. Enjoy!

Motorcycle Emptiness Millennium - Manic Street Preachers
Lead Guitar - James Dean Bradfield

Riff 1

e-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-4b6r4--2h4p2h4-4b6r4--2h4p2h4p2--4b6p4-4\-|
D-------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------|

Riff 2

e-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-13b14r13--11h13p11h13-13b14r13--11h13p11h13--11b13p11-11\-|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 3

e------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b14h12--10h12p10h12--12b14p12--10h12p10h12--12b14p12-12\-|
G------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff ending 1

e---------------------------|
B---------------------------|
G-2h4-4-4h6-6-6-6h8-8-8-8h9-|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

Riff ending 2

e---------------------------------|
B---------------------------------|
G-2h4-4-4h6-6-6-6h8-8-8-8h9-11h13-|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

Riff ending 3

e-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-2---2h4---4h6---9-|
D-------------------|
A-------------------|
E-------------------|

Rhythm Guiar
Main chord progression

  E                 Eb/E              C#                A
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-|
D-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-9--9--9-9-9--9--9-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-2--2--2-2-2--2--2-|
A-7--7--7-7-7--7--7-6--6--6-6-6--6--6-4--4--4-4-4--4--4-0--0--0-0-0--0--0-|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro Lead - Riff 1, riff ending 2, riff 2, riff ending 1
Intro Rhythm - Main chord progression

Verse

E                  Eb/E   C#                   A
Culture sucks down words, itemise loathing and feed yourself smiles
(lead guitar - riff 2, riff ending 1, rhythm main chords)

E                         Eb/E C#                   A
Organise your safe tribal war, hurt, maim, kill and enslave the ghetto
(lead guitar - riff 3, riff ending 3, rhythm main chords)

(let G-9 lead ring into pre chorus)

Pre chorus

C#              E
Each day living out a lie

B                 A
Life sold cheaply forever
e---------------------------|
B-12-10---9------9-10h12p10-|
G-------------9-------------|
D---------------------------| - lead part in unison with vocals
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|

B A   B A
Ever, ever

Chorus

E          Eb/E        C#         A
Under neon loneliness, motorcycle emptiness


E          Eb/E        C#         A
Under neon loneliness, motorcycle emptiness

Verse 2 - Same as verse 1
Pre chorus

Chorus

Bridge
Rhythm - palm muted power chords

  A       B
e------------------------|
B---2-----4-4----------4-|
G-----2---4---4----4-----|
D-------2-4-----4----4---|
A-0-------2--------------|
E------------------------|
  A              B
e---------------------------------|
B---2--------------4p2--4p2-------|
G-----2---2b4r2-------------4p2---|
D-------2-----------------------4-|
A-0--------------2----------------|
E---------------------------------|

  C       D                    C    D
e---------10-x-10-x-10-10--10---------|
B-1-------12-x-12-x-12-12--12---------|
G-0-------12-x-12-x-12-12--12--5----7-|
D-2----12----------------------5----7-|
A-3----12----------------------3----5-|
E------10-----------------------------|

All we want from you are the kicks you've given us
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

A                B                        A     B
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

C                D                        C     D  -  hit this last D hard
All we want from you are the kicks you've given us

Chorus
Pre chorus

Solo

  E                            G           A                        E
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12b13r12-12----------12-15b17r15---14h15-14--12-------------------12-|
G-------------13----13----------------------------14-14b15r14-11-11----|
D----------------14----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  E                          G        A
e----------------------------15----12h15p12-------12h15p12-------12h15p12---------------------------|
B-12b13r12-12----------12-15b17r15----------15b17----------15b17----------15b17--15b17r15b17r15b17--|
G-------------13----13------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------14---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 3 - no rhythm guitar

Drive away and it's the same, everywhere's death row, everyone's a victim (lead guitar
2, riff ending 1, rhythm main chords)
Your joys are counterfeit, this happiness, corrupt political shit

Pre chorus
Chorus

Outro

Rhythm - main chords

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12-12-12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9----12p10p9---12p10p9-------|
G---------------11---------11---------11---------11---------11---------11--------11h13-|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------|
G-13b14r13-x-13b14-13--11h13p11h13-13b14r13-13\-|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------12h14p12h14p12----14b16-14-12h14p14----|
G------9----9----9h11b13-11-9--13----------------13-------------------13-|
D-9h11---11---11---------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----14---------------------------|
B-14b16-14--12h14p12h14-14b16r14\-|
G---------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

e-16-16-16b17-16p14h16p14h16p14--------------|
B-------------------------------17--17p14----|
G-----------------------------------------16-|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-16s14p13h14p13h1413----13-------14--------16-------14-------13----13-----------|
D---------------------14----14s16-----16s18----18s16----16s14----14----14b16-14~-|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1, riff ending 3
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