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/ Smashing Pumpkins / Siamese Dream (1993) / Geek U.S.A. guitar tab

GEEK U.S.A., from Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins

 - This puppy's just a tad harder than Rhinoceros...here's how I play it.

 - Tuning: (low to high)  Eb A# D# G# B# E# ..., or , you could just drop your
   ------    low E to D and play with a capo, but that's pretty un-Corgan like.
             Whichever you do, bear in mind I transcribed this having changed
             all 6 of my strings.

 INTRO - Heavy Distortion :)
 =====

     |---------------------------------------------------------------|
     |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----|
     |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| repeat
     |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----|  twice
     |-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---8-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---3-----|
     |-----0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------|

   - The strumming pattern isn't right, so play it any way you think sounds      good.
   - Over the above, lay these licks...

     |---------------------------------------------------------------|
     |---------------------------------------------------------------|
     |--/14-vib.------------14-vib.\---------------------------------|
     |------------/15-vib.-------------------------------------------|
     |--------------------------------14/15b(15.5)-------------------|
     |---------------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE - hammer on the lower 3 strings with your index and 3rd finger:
=====
     "love, love  let's pretend ...etc"
   |----------------------------------------------------------------
   |----------------------------------------------------------------
   |----------------------------------------------------------------
   |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--
   |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--
   |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--

   "...cast into the world with apple eyes...    ......to wish, wish...
                                          ------------------------------
                                          ------------------------------
                                          ------------------------------
                                          -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----
                                          -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----
                                          -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----

    -  This is the basic fast-tempo metal format of the song; various bridges
     and things include bars on the 10th, 3rd, 5th and zeroth frets.  It would
     take up less space if I ommitted those.

CHORUS:
======   "shot full of diamonds                        and a million years
       |--------------------------------------------------------------------
       |--------------------------------------------------------------------
       |--------------------------------------------------------------------
       |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-
       |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5--5-p-3-p-0-------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-
       |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------6-p-5-3--0--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-
                                 ...the disappointed dis  a  pear (etc.)
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
       ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
       -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|
       -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|
       -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-|
                         James only                     (many strums.....)

   -Again, the strumming pattern isn't perfect.  Repeat the intro part and the
  next verse.  For that 2nd "shot full of diamonds", Billy slaps on a positive
  Octaver.  Also, add these licks over the 2nd intro (confused yet?)

     |----------------/17b17.5----------------------------------------------|
     |---15\13-vib.--------------15\13--------------------13b13.5-----------|
     |---------------------------------14-12-----------12-------------------|
     |---------------------------------------15--12h15----------------------|
     |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     |----------------------------------------------------------------------|

     "if by chance       or circumstance              we should fail
SLAP |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 ON  |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
OCT- |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
AVER |------(12)b11b12b11b12-hold--12-11-10-9--------------------------------
HERE |---------------------------------------13-12-10--10----10---10\9-------
     |-----------------------------------------------------------------------

           don't be too  sad...      ...and a million years
     ------------------------------   ---------------------------------------
     ------------------------------   ---------------------------------------
     ------------------------------   -----17\16-vib.-----10b12--------------
     ---------------------10-/-12--   ---------------------------------------
     --10---9---10---12------------   ---------------------------------------
     ------------------------------   ---------------------------------------

     the disappointed  dis a pear
     ----------------------------13-----13-----13-----13------16b17---------|
     ------------------------------15p13--15p13--15p13--15p13---------------|
     -------------------10--12---------------------------------------10--12-|
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

THE LOUNGE ACT - unless your guitar plays backwards, play the following :)
==============
       "In a dream...wrist, t I knew w had forsaken...
     |--------------------  -------------------------|
     |--------------------  -------------------------|
     |--------------------  -------------------------|
     |----7b8b7---4-------  -----0------2-----5------|
     |---------------4--5-  -----0------2-----5------|
     |--------------------  -----0------2-----5------|

      t I Knew w h forsaken            expelled f paradise
COR- |----------------------------------------------------------?------I------
GAN  |-------------------------------------------------------------------N----
WITH |---11----------------------------11-------------------?---?-------S--T--
OCT- |------11-12-14-12----------/12------11-12-14------------------------O--O
AVER |---------------------12-10-------------------10----?-?-?-?-?----------L-
     |--------------------------------------------------------?---------------O
                           ? ? ? ? ?

   - Those notes at the question marks still piss me off...

SOLO - the only thing I attempted here was the following:
====
      ...to my disease, of my needs...
     |--------------------------------------------------|
     |--------------------------------------------------|
     |-11-11-11-11\10-10-10-10\9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12------|
     |----------------------------------------------etc.|
     |--9--9--9--9\-8--8--8--8\7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10------|
     |--------------------------------------------------|

OUTRO - wait for bass to do 4 bars, then do a heavy pick scrape and play this:
=====
     "she really loves to break...
   |--------------------------------------------------|r
   |--------------------------------------------------|e
   |--------------------------------------------------|p
   |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|e
   |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|a
   |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|t


  then toss your guitar in a corner of your room and relax to Mayonnaise...



Smashing Pumpkins albums
2000 Machina: The Machines of God
1998 Adore
1996 Aeroplane Flies High
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Twilight To Starlig
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Dawn To Dusk
1994 Pisces Iscariot
1993 Siamese Dream
1991 Gish
Siamese Dream tabs
01Cherub Rock tabbass tab
02Quiet tabbass tab
03Today tabbass tab
04Hummer tabbass tab
05Rocket tabbass tab
06Disarm tabbass tab
07Soma tabbass tab
08Geek U.S.A. tabbass tab
09Mayonaise tabbass tab
10Spaceboy tabbass tab
11Silverfuck tabbass tab
12Sweet Sweet tabbass tab
13Luna tabbass tab

 

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