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The Stranglers - Dead Los Angeles
Tabbed By: Reecy
Email: Bushhead81@Hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)



DEAD LOSS ANGELES
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Transcription by: Richard Stanforth (rtstanforth@hotmail.com)
Date of Transcription: April 1st 2002

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This song was a bit of a pain in the arse to transcribe, because there's
no actual guitar chords in the song which made it very hard to format chords
for it. Hugh plays a 2nd bass alongside JJ which seems to play the third of
every chord, with Dave Greenfield playing the 5th on his keyboard.
JJ of course plays the root (an astonishingly static E throughout most
of the song), so the chords are displayed from what the entire band play.

E5  G/E E5  F#/E E5          G/E E5   F#/E E5
The plastic peaches there on concrete beaches there
E5  G/E E5  A/E E5             G/E E5  A/E E5
You see the leaches there, you see the leaches there
E5      G/E  E5  F#/E E5            G/E E5 F#/E E5
They're soft marshmallow there, it's oh so shallow tehre
E5 G/E  E5   A/E E5      G/E  E5   A/E E5
In dead loss angeles, in dead loss angeles
E5  A/E     E5 B/E E5      B/E  E5  C/E E5
The dredged up mastodon has got his glasses on
E5  C/E E5 D/E  E5           D/E     E/G#
He's never seen the shit from the la brea pit

E5 G/E E5 F#/E E5              G/E E5  F#/E E5
The lunar base camp there with burning midnight lamp
E5   G/E  E5 A/E E5            G/E E5 A/E E5
They call it frisbeeland, it's just a disneyland
E5 G/E E5 F#/E E5     G/E E5 F#/E E5
Android Americans live in the ruins there
E5 G/E  E5  A/E E5       G/E  E5   A/E E5
In dead loss angeles, in dead loss angeles
E5  A/E    E5  B/5 E5       B/E E5 C/E E5
The dredged up mastodon has got his glasses on
E5  C/E E5 D/E  E5           D/E     E/G#
He's never seen the shit from the la brea pit

From the la brea pit...

<..the next section is especially difficult to transcribe,
I think all three instruments just jam in C for a while,
and then back to the verse riff over which Dave Greenfield
plays the chords of Em and Esus4 and a little keyboard solo
before the E/G# leads us back into the next verse..I'll try
and shed more light on this section when I get more time..>

(The final verse follows the same chord pattern as the other
two).


They get the tremors there, been given Babylon
Plenty of companies, such lonely company
I hear a symphony of lonely timpanis
In dead loss angeles, in dead loss angeles
The dredged up mastodon has got his glasses on
He's never seen the shit from the la brea pit


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