Bloc Party – Price Of Gasoline tab

Price of Gasoline
by Bloc Party (off the album "Silent Alarm", 2005)

Standard Tuning.


Surprised nobody's done this yet! The bass tab's been done perfectly, going to
attempt the guitar tab. It's played on two guitars. One of their hidden gems really.
Russell's in the left speaker and Kele's in the right, singing too.

The only part I'm not really sure about is the last chorus and the break before that.
In the break before it sounds like there's some sort of note being delayed I think
by Russel, and the chorus I'm just confused about who plays what. But it sounds like
what I tabbed... Anyway. Enjoy!


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	INTRO[0:00]
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In the intro, Russell and Kele both seem to play with some kind of delay/echo effect
on tremele picked notes.

[0:00]
(first 16 bars)

Russelle|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|---#6#--------------|A|--------------------|E|--------------------|
[0:11] Then the bass comes in and it changes slightly.
Russelle|--------------------|--------------------|B|--------------------|--------------------|G|--------------------|--------------------|D|-#6#----------------|-/#7#-/-#14#\#(13)#\| x4A|--------------------|--------------------|E|--------------------|--------------------|
[0:22] Kele comes in over the top here, again with delay/echo effect. Russell continues his riff.
Kelee|--------------------|--------------------|B|--------------------|--------------------|G|--------------------|--------------------|D|-#9#----------------|-/#11#-/-#14#--\----|A|--------------------|--------------------|E|--------------------|--------------------| -\
Russelle|--------------------|--------------------| -/ x2B|--------------------|--------------------|G|--------------------|--------------------|D|-#6#----------------|-/#7#-/-#14#\#(13)#\| A|--------------------|--------------------|E|--------------------|--------------------|
Kelee|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|B|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|G|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|D|-#6#----------------|-/#7#-/-#14#\#(13)#\|-#6#----------------|-7----(6)-|A|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------| -\
Russelle|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------| -/B|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|G|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|D|-#6#----------------|-/#7#-/-#14#\#(13)#\|-#6#----------------|----------|A|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|E|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|----------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE[0:34] _____________________________________________________________________________ The major part of this is bass and drums. Look at the bass tab if you want that :), the version on this website is perfect in my opinion. Occasionally, the odd note delays and rings from Russell's guitar:
Russelle|---21~--|--------|---19~--|B|--------|---10~--|--------|G|--------|--------|--------|D|--------|--------|--------|A|--------|--------|--------|E|--------|--------|--------| [1:08] [1:10] [1:12]
_____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[1:13] _____________________________________________________________________________ The main part of the chorus is played 4 times, then finishes with the last part.
Kelee|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------|-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-|E|-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------| -\
Russelle|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--| -/ x4B|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--|-12--12--12--12--|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Then:
[1:36]Kelee|------|B|------|G|------|D|-7-\--|A|------|E|------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE[1:37] _____________________________________________________________________________ Again there's mainly bass in here, I'll tab out Russell's fills. I had a look at a video of them live and he seems to play it around this part of the fretboard. It sounds like there's a backing keyboard to this on the album playing the same notes.
Russelle|---------|---------|---------|-7-------|B|---------|---------|-------9-|-----9---|G|---8-9---|-9-------|---8-9---|---------|D|-6-----9-|---9-7-6-|-6-------|---------|A|---------|---------|---------|---------|E|---------|---------|---------|---------| [1:37]With spade..Guns and..That is...Will be won
Russelle|----------------------------------(22)-|B|---------------------------------------|G|-#1#--////////////////////////////////-|D|---------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------| [1:47] (tremelo pick up the fretboard with delay)
Russelle|-----7---|------9-11----|--7-----------|-7-------|B|-7-9---9-|-9h12------12-|-7--10-9-7--9-|-----9---|G|---------|--------------|--------------|---------|D|---------|--------------|--------------|---------|A|---------|--------------|--------------|---------|E|---------|--------------|--------------|---------| [1:54]Taking care..Cars..........Nothing ever...Comes for free
Russelle|----------------------------------(22)-|B|---------------------------------------|G|-#1#--////////////////////////////////-|D|---------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------| [2:05] (tremelo pick up the fretboard with delay)
Russelle|-7-------|-7---9---|B|-----9---|---------|G|---------|---------|D|---------|---------|A|---------|---------|E|---------|---------| [2:11]I can tell..How this ends.
_____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[2:15] _____________________________________________________________________________ Same as the first chorus. _____________________________________________________________________________ BREAK/SOLO[2:38] _____________________________________________________________________________ Delay and echo effects on both guitars.
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|--4-4-4-4h6\-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-7-9---------|-7-9---------| -/ x4B|-------------|-------------|G|-----9-8\(4)-|-----9-8\(4)-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
[2:49] Really sorry but I have *no* idea what Russell plays here :( It sounds like a mixture of tremelo picking and massive delay and echo, but I really can't tell what notes he's playing let alone when :(.
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|-5--4--------|-5--4--------|G|-------4--6--|-------4-----|D|-------------|----------7--| x2A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
[3:00]
Kelee|-5--4--------|-5--4--------|B|-------------|-------5---7-|G|-------6-----|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-5--4--12--9-|-9---8~------|B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ CHORUS[3:12] _____________________________________________________________________________
Kelee|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|G|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -\
Russelle|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -/ x4B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|G|-#13#--#14#---|--------------|--------------|--------------|D|--------------|-#14#--#16#---|--------------|-#13#--#14#---|A|--------------|--------------|-#14#--#16#---|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
Kelee|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|G|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -\
Russelle|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -/B|--------------|--------------|-#17#--#16#---|-#13#--#14#---|G|-#13#--#14#---|-#14#--#16#---|--------------|--------------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
Kelee|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|B|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|G|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|-#6#----------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -\
Russelle|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------| -/B|--------------|--------------|-#17#--#16#---|-13-----14-\--|G|-#13#--#14#---|-#14#--#16#---|--------------|--------------|D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|E|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ OUTRO[3:45] _____________________________________________________________________________ First this part is played twice:
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|---12-10-9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#11#---| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|---12-10-9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#8#----| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ [3:57] Then this is played, and the song ends with a drum fill and lots of clapping (by Bloc Party, that is).
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|---12----9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#11#---| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-------------|-------------| B|---12-10-9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#8#----| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|---12-10-9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#11#---| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-------------|-------------|B|---12-10-9---|---12-10-9---|G|-9---------9-|-8---------8-|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------| -\
Russelle|-#9#---------|------#8#----| -/B|-------------|-------------|G|-------------|-------------|D|-------------|-------------|A|-------------|-------------|E|-------------|-------------|
Kelee|-------------|B|-------------|G|-9--ring out-|D|-------------|A|-------------|E|-------------| -\
Russelle|-9--ring out-| -/B|-------------|G|-------------|D|-------------|A|-------------|E|-------------|
You're done! _____________________________________________________________________________ LYRICS _____________________________________________________________________________ VERSE I've been driving A mid-sized car I never hurt anyone (Is that a fact? Is that a fact? Is that a fact? Is that a fact?) The price of gas Keeps on rising Nothing comes for free (Make like a stone. Make like a plant. Make like a stone. Make like a plant.) I can tell you How this ends CHORUS We're gonna win this We're gonna win this We're gonna win this VERSE With spades and truncheons Guns and trowels That is how the War will be won (Just swat the fly, Just swat the fly, Just swat the fly, Just swat the fly) Taking care of Cars and bodies Nothing ever comes for free (The ghosts are here. The ghosts are here. Red white and blue. Red white and blue) I can tell you How this ends CHORUS x2 We're gonna win this We're gonna win this We're gonna win this We're gonna win _____________________________________________________________________________ Key: / - Slide up \ - Slide down b - Bend r - Return x - Mute PM - Palm mute ~ - Let ring/vibrato h - Hammer-on p - Pull-off <> - Harmonic #n# - Tremelo pick -\ - Parts played together -/
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