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From: danamrich@aol.com (DanAmrich)

                           CENTERFOLD
                      by the J. Geils Band
          Transcribed by Dan Amrich (DanAmrich@aol.com)

An 80's classic, and it's real easy. All you need are threechords and that infectious riff and you've got a guaranteed crowd pleaser.The riff:E------10------------------------------------------------------B --/12-----12-10---------------------------10--------10--------G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
E ------10------------------------------------------------------B ---12-----12-10---------------------------10------------------G ----------------12-12----12-9-12-12--9-12----12-12------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
During the verses, part of the riff is played an octave lower:
E --------------------------------------------------------------B -------------------------------------------------------------G -------7----------------OR------7-----------------------------D ----/9---9--7--5--5----------/9---9--7------------------------A ----------------------------------------10--10----------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
There are other places to play it on the neck too; do what's most comfortable. The chords are a simple G, F, C through most of the song:
G (MUTE) F C F CE ------------------------------------------------------------B --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10-----------------10-----------------G --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------9---9------10--------9--------D --12--12--X-X-X-X--10-10------10--10-----10--------10-------A --10--10--X-X-X-X--8--8----0--10--10-----8---------10-------E ------------------------------8---8----------------8-------- My blood runs cold MY memory has just been sold
If that proves too daunting (or you have a second guitarist) then play it as open chords. This particular voicing is what I believe Mr. Geils (yes, he exists and was the guitarist) to be playing on the recording. The pre-chorus:
Em Am G DE ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3---2-------B ---0-----------------------------------1-----------0---3-------G ---0-----------------------------------2-----------0---2-------D ---2-----------------------------------2-----------0---0-------A ---2-----------------------------------0-----------2-----------E ---0-----------------------------------0-----------3-----------
A part of me has just been ripped the pages of my mind are stripped And that's pretty much all you need to know. No solo, and the rest is easy if you try it with the song, even that little low riff after the false ending. Towards the fade out, Peter Wolf sings a harmony to the main riff on "Na-na", which you can play on guitar if you choose:
E /12-10-10-12-10-10--10-10-8-8----8-10-8-8-10--and-repeat------B ------------------------------10------------------------------G --------------------------------------------------------------D --------------------------------------------------------------A --------------------------------------------------------------E --------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Amrich danamrich@aol.com Welcome to life. Spelling counts. From: bcshe1@eng3.eng.monash.edu.au (BRUCE SHEPHERDLEY) Used to play this in a band I was in, but we rearranged it a bit - the lead guitar played the cheesy keyboard parts at the start etc. Here's a rough idea : G F C F C Does she walk, does she talk, does she come complete G F C F C My home-brew, home-room angel, just pulled me to my feet G F C F C She was pure like snowflakes, no one could ever stain G F C F C The memory of my angel could never cause me pain Em Am C D The years go by I'm looking thru a girly magazine Em Am C D And there's my ---- angel on the pages in between (chorus) G F C F C My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold G F C F C My angel is tha centrefold (angel is the centrefold) My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold Da, da, da etc.... (I'll post this riff next time) Hit the chords hard & sharp (listen to the record for the rythym.) If time allows I'll recall the riff at the start and post an improved version tomorrow. Cheers, Bruisa. Date: 17 Jan 96 04:17:22 EST From: Damian Giddins <100604.63@compuserve.com> Subject: j_geils_band/centrefold J Geils Band "Centrefold" This is my first transcription and so there will probably be a lot of mistakes, so any corrections can be sent to me and I'll then re-post it. This should help make up for the 250 or so transcriptions that I've downloaded! I'm afraid there are no time signatures because I don't know how to illustrate them, but if you listen to the original you'll know what I mean. Intro (Played on an organ on the original) This is played through twice and then the other instruments come in and it is played twice again.
E ------------------------------------------B ------------------------------------------G ---7--------------------------------------D -9---9-7-------------------------7-------7A ---------10-10---10-7-10-10-7-10---10-10--E ------------------------------------------
Main Riff The main riff consists of the chords G F C F in that order. To get the actual pattern of the strums you'll have to listen to the original.
F G CE -1- -3- -3-B -1- -3- -4-G -2- -4- -4-D -3- -5- -4-A -3- -5- -3-E -1- -3- -X-
(Riff 1) Pre Chorus The pre chorus follows each verse as a continuation ie there's no gap in between the verse and pre-chorus. I think this is on the lightly distorted guitar and has a vibrato to it, wobble the headstock if you don't have a tremelo for the first E note. Repeat it twice for each pre chorus
E -----------------------------------------------------------B -----------------------------------------------------------G -----------------------------------------------------------D -----------------------------------------------------------A ------------------------3--5-------------------------------E --0----------5---------------------------------------------
(Riff 2) Just before the last line of each chorus
E -----------------------------------------------------------B -----------------------------------------------------------G ----7------------------------------------------------------D --9---9-7--------------------------------------------------A ----------10-10--------------------------------------------E -----------------------------------------------------------
(Riff 3) The following four sections come during the third verse, about 2 minutes into the song, again you'll have to listen to the song to figure out where but they are played once each in the order I've shown.
E -------------|-----------------|---------|-------10--------B -------------|--------------8--|---8-10^-|-11-11^---8------G -------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------D --8----------|---10-8----------|---------|-----------------A ----10-8-10--|--------10-10----|---------|-----------------E -------------|-----------------|---------|-----------------
The words (Intro) (1) Does she walk, Does she talk Does she come complete My homeroom homeroom angel Has pulled me from my seat She was pure like snowflakes No one could ever stain The memory of my angel Had never caused me pain Riff 1 The years go by I'm looking through a girly magazine And there's my homeroom angel on the pages in between (Chorus) My blood runs cold My memory has just been sold My angel is the centrefold My blood runs cold My memory has just been sold Riff 2 Angel is the centrefold (2) Slip me notes under the desk While I was thinking about her dress I was shy, I turned away Before she caught my eye I was shaking in my shoes Whenever she flashed those baby blues Something had a hold on me When my angel passes by Riff 1 Those soft ? sweaters, to magical to touch To see her in that negligee is really just to much (Chorus) Followed by the Na na na na na na you know the bit I mean! this is played with the same rythmn as the chorus (3) It's ok I understand This ain't no never never land I hope that when this issues gone I'll see you when your clothes are on Take your car, yes we will We'll take your car and drive it Take it to a motel room And take them off in private Riff 1 A prt of me has just been ripped The pages from my mind are stripped Oh no, I can't deny it Oh yeah, I guess I gotta buy it (Chorus) If anybody has found this usefull or thinks it's a load of Bollocks please Email me as critism will be accepted with a baptism of fire Damian Giddins 100604.63@compuserve.com
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