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The Kills - No Wow tab

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			    NO WOW - The Kills
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Tabbed by: Filip Mesko
Email: filip DOT mesko AT gmail DOT com

Duration: 04:47

Tuning: B F# B E G# C# (Tune to drop D and then tune everything three half-steps lower. 
This is to get a low, bassy tone.)

Much bass in this song, so if you've got an equalizer or
- even better - a POG, don't hesitate to use it.

Also, in this song one can switch between 0's and 12's without making 
much difference.
It's up to you how you want to play it.


The drums run for about eight seconds and then Jamie starts hitting the
muted B-string very fast with his index finger in a fashion that is 
very hard to describe here:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc...
F# |-------------|
B  |---x-x-x-x---|


At 00:16 the riff starts (palm muted):

C# |---------------------|
G# |---------------------|
E  |---------------------|
B  |---------------------| etc...
F# |---------------------|
B  |---3-3-0-x-x-x-x-x---|


00:55 and the hi-hat kicks in and the riff is slightly changed to:

C# |----------------------|
G# |----------------------|
E  |----------------------|
B  |----------------------| etc...
F# |----------------------|
B  |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


01:11 - chorus starts:

C# |-----------------------|
G# |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|
B  |-----------------------| etc...
F# |-----------------------|
B  |---10-12-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


01:18 - back to:

C# |----------------------|
G# |----------------------|
E  |----------------------|
B  |----------------------| etc...
F# |----------------------|
B  |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


01:30:

C# |------------------------------------|
G# |------------------------------------|
E  |------------------------------------|
B  |------------------------------------| etc...
F# |------------------------------------|
B  |---12-x-12-x-x-x-12-x-x-x-12-x-12---|

Here one could replace the 12's with 0's (that is, playing the note one octave lower).
I think playing the 12's is the easier way but it is up to you.


01:38 - back to:

C# |---------------------|
G# |---------------------|
E  |---------------------|
B  |---------------------| etc...
F# |---------------------|
B  |---3-3-0-x-x-x-x-x---|


01:45 - back to:

C# |----------------------|
G# |----------------------|
E  |----------------------|
B  |----------------------| etc...
F# |----------------------|
B  |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


02:01 - back to:

C# |-----------------------|
G# |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|
B  |-----------------------| etc...
F# |-----------------------|
B  |---10-12-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


02:19 - Long "mooore" which is sung over:

C# |-----------------------|
G# |-----------------------|
E  |-----------------------|
B  |-----------------------| etc... (build up intensity)
F# |-----------------------|
B  |---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

Which ends with one of those Jamie styled noise thingies. 
I usually just mute or slide to for example fret 12 and just hit the 
strings fast and hard once.


02:23 - now the x's are replaced by 0's:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc...
F# |-------------|
B  |---0-0-0-0---|


02:31 - "drip drip drip drip drip" part starts and the 0's are 
accompanied by occational 3's:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc...
F# |-------------|
B  |---3-0-0-0---|


02:46:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------|
F# |-------------|
B  |---3-5-5-5---|


...which continues with only 5's:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc... which builds up...
F# |-------------|
B  |---5-5-5-5---|


...until 02:54 when it ends with a fast, hard, and abrupt:

C# |-------|
G# |-------|
E  |-------|
B  |---12--|
F# |---12--|
B  |---12--|


Then immediately back to 

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc...
F# |-------------|
B  |---0-0-0-0---|


We are now at 03:02 and it this is repeated:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------|
F# |-------------|
B  |---3-5-5-5---|


...which continues with only 5's:

C# |-------------|
G# |-------------|
E  |-------------|
B  |-------------| etc... which builds up...
F# |-------------|
B  |---5-5-5-5---|


...and at 03:09, abruptly, this starts:

C# |----------------------|
G# |----------------------|
E  |----------------------|
B  |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---| etc...
F# |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---|
B  |---10-0-x-x-x-x-x-x---|


...which at 03:25 turns to the crescendoish:

C# |-------------------------|
G# |-------------------------|
E  |-------------------------|
B  |---10-0-12-12-12-12-12---| etc...
F# |---10-0-12-12-12-12-12---|
B  |---10-0-0--0--0--0--0----|



That's how I play it, at least. Remember that in this song one can 
switch between 0's and 12's without making much difference.

That's basically it! Please e-mail me with improvements and/or 
suggestions etc...
I hope it's correct - good luck!



| ^  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  let ring
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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