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/ Fishbone / Chim Chim's Badass Revenge (1996) / Alcoholic guitar tab

Band:  Fishbone
Song:  Alcoholic
Album:  Chim Chim’s Badass Revenge
Label:  Rowdy Records 1996

Fishbone are one of the most talented, exciting, influential, and criminally underrated bands EVER!

Fishbone are known for their live act, they have a large and loyal following; the song ‘Alcoholic’ is (as most of Fishbone’s songs are) a classic!



Riff 1:  (muted ska beat.  An over-dubbed guitar
part has slight delay/wah effect on it)

E---------|---------|
B---------|---------|
G-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|
D-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|
A-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|
E---------|---------|


Riff 2:  (real fast)

E-2--0-0-|
B-3--3-3-|
G-2--2-2-|
D-0--0-0-|
A--------|
E--------|

Riff 3:  (ska beat)

E---------|---------|
B---------|---------|
G-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|
D-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|
A-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|
E---------|---------|




Riff 4:  (quick, short strikes of the chords)

E---------|
B---------|
G---------|
D-7-7-7-7-|
A-7-7-7-7-|
E-5-5-5-5-|


Riff 5:  (play fast) (chorus)
  d u d u   d u d u   d u d u   d  u  d  u
E---------|---------|---------|-------------|
B---------|---------|---------|-------------|
G-9-9-9-9-|---------|---------|-11-11-11-11-|
D-9-9-9-9-|-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|-11-11-11-11-|
A-7-7-7-7-|-9-9-9-9-|-7-7-7-7-|-9--9--9--9--|
E---------|-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-|-------------|

Riff 6:  (play fast) (2nd part of chorus)

E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G-7-7-7-------7-7-7--------7---7---|
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-|
A-5-5-5-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7--5-7-5-7-|
E-------5-5-5-------5-5-5----5---5-|

Riff 7:  (play fast) (post chorus)
  d u d u d d d u d u d d
E-------------------------|
B-------------------------|
G-----------9-----------9-|
D-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|
A-9-9-9-9-9-7-9-9-9-9-9-7-|
E-7-7-7-7-7---7-7-7-7-7---|

Riff 8 (strummed quickly):

E-2-3-0-2-|
B-3-3-3-3-|
G-2-2-2-2-|
D---------|
A---------|
E---------|



Solo:  Improve in key with delay effect

Riff 9:  ‘E’ bar chord and wah effect


Song Structure:  The song structure is a pain to list, so just figure out each part then listen/play along with the song...you’ll figure it out.

FISHBONE ROCKS!!!!

FISHBONE IS RED HOT!!!!


Fishbone albums
2000 The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx
1996 Chim Chim's Badass Revenge
1991 The Reality of My Surroundings
1988 Truth And Soul
Chim Chim's Badass Revenge tabs
06Alcoholic tabbass tab

 

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