Fire Engines - Get Up And Use Me tab

Fire Engines "Get Up and Use Me (Version)"
from Hungry Beat (2007) compilation on Acute Records
originally on Lubricate Your Living Room LP (1981)

standard tuning w/ capo on 2nd fret

Note* The overall structure of this song is very much
 like that of James Brown's pioneering Funk material
 of the late 60's and early 70's. There's two guitars
 playing spare funky riffs that call and respond or
 interlock with one another and repeat throughout most
 of the song, only with occasional variations. Then a
 bridge is featured somewhere in the middle of the song
 and serves as the only change. The Contortions and
 James Chance/White also use this template quite often
 so it helps to be familiar with it when attempting to
 play this song. 

Guitar 1 main riffe|--------------------------------------------||B|------------------------------------3-(3)-3-||G|-6-----6--4--3------6---6--0--0--3-----3----||D|--------------------------------------------||A|--------------------------------------------||E|--------------------------------------------||
alternately played like this every other measure or so, slight improvisation with pattern is key.e|--------------------------------------------||B|------------------------------------3-(3)-3-||G|-6--6--6--4--3h4p3--6---6--0--0--3-----3----||D|--------------------------------------------||A|--------------------------------------------||E|--------------------------------------------||
Guitar 1's main riff variant played once every third measure or so during verses. Listen to song for the pattern.e|---------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------4--4--4-|G|-7------7--0--4------7---7--7--0--4----------|D|---------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 main riff, this riff drops out more often in order to play the skronk freakout leads, so listen for the pattern.e|--------------------------------------------||B|------------------------------------3-------||G|-0-----0--4--3------0---0--0--0--3--------0-||D|--------------------------------------------||A|--------------------------------------------||E|--------------------------------------------||
Guitar 2's skronk freakout leads are based around these chords and simultaneous use of the whammy bar while picking them, but there's heavy improvisation so just play along, listen, and make your own interpretation.e|--------------------------------------------|B|-13---13-13--------------------13-13-13-13--|G|-13---13-13-13---13-15-13---13-13-13-13-13--|D|------------13---13-15-13---13--------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1 fill during guitar 2's freakoute|-----------------------------------|B|-/12-12-12-12-12-/12--12-12-12-12--|G|-/12-12-12-12-12-/12--12-12-12-12--|D|-----------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------|
Rest on D# note during the "chorus" of "so GET UP!... use me," except when going into the first guitar freakout and then the bridge.
Guitar 1 bridge riffe|---------------------------------------------||B|---------------------------------------------||G|---------------------------------------------|| x 3D|-0--1--2--3---3--3--3--0--1--2--3----3--2----||A|---------------------------------------------||E|---------------------------------------------||
cont. x 1e|----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6-|D|-0--1--2--3---3--3--3-------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2 bridge riff, V = depressed whammy bare|---------------------------------------------||B|---------------------------------------------||G|(2)V-----------------*(2)V------------------*|| x 7D|(2)V-----------------*(2)V------------------*||A|-0-V_________________*-0-V__________________*||E|---------------------------------------------||
cont. x1 into another freakout leade|----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13|G|(2)V-----------------*-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13|D|(2)V-----------------*-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13|A|-0-V_________________*------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
That's it. Please leave comments, questions, corrections, suggestions, or requests. Cheers! -Bennyshambles78-
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