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# Ae-------------------------------------------------------------------------|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 ALife sold cheaply forevere---------------------------|B-12-10---9------9-10h12p10-|G-------------9-------------|D---------------------------| - lead part in unison with vocalsA---------------------------|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 Be------------------------|B---2-----4-4----------4-|G-----2---4---4----4-----|D-------2-4-----4----4---|A-0-------2--------------|E------------------------|
A Be---------------------------------|B---2--------------4p2--4p2-------|G-----2---2b4r2-------------4p2---|D-------2-----------------------4-|A-0--------------2----------------|E---------------------------------|
C D C De---------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 Ee----------------------------------------------------------------------|B-12b13r12-12----------12-15b17r15---14h15-14--12-------------------12-|G-------------13----13----------------------------14-14b15r14-11-11----|D----------------14----------------------------------------------------|A----------------------------------------------------------------------|E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E G Ae----------------------------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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