1988 Was A Million Years Ago



from: Cory Tucker
date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 05:33:23 GMT

from: Michael Pierry
date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 18:15:34 GMT

from: Cory Tucker
date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 19:44:51 GMT

from: Michael Pierry
date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 22:17:04 GMT

Cory:
OK, kids, this is hard as hell, at least for me. Like my other tabs, this is probably totally wrong, so if you have any corrections please share them. If I ever manage to play this at full tempo, it will probably cause some terrible interdimensinonal rift, kinda like in "The Evil Dead" where the guy recites the mysterious incantations and unwittingly causes various supernatural things to happen.

 

1988 Was A Million Years Ago

(ain't it the truth!)


E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------7-------------------------------7---------------------7-------7----------
G----------6-7---------9-----7-------------6-7---------9-------9---------6-7----
D----9---------7-----7-----7---------9---------7-----7---7-8-------9---------7--
A--------7-------7-----------------------7-------7---------------------7-------7
E--0---------------8-----8-----8-0-0---------------8-------------0--------------
     
E----------7-----------------------------(7)------------------------------------
B--------7---7-------7-----------------7----------------------------------------
G------9-------9---------6-7---------9------------------------------------------
D----7-------------9---------7-----7--------------------------------------------
A----------------------7-------7------------------------------------------------
E--0-------------0---------------0----------------------------------------------
          

Hmm, that was brisk and a little awkward but not TOO tough, let's see what's next..

Michael:
That part (above) seems fairly accurate, but I disagree with the fingerings, based on watching Keneally play it a few feet in front of me. The little arpeggio that keeps popping up in that passage, I think is played like this:

E-----------------------
B-----------------------
G------11---------------
D----9------11-12-7-----
A---------7---------7---
E--0--------------------
This is a nice shape which I find is easier to play.     
Cory:
Cool, that's MUCH easier. Based on that, I like this even better. 
E-----------------------
B-----------------------
G------11------7--------
D----9------11---7------
A---------7--------7----
E--0--------------------
 
 
Cory:
E--------------8-------------------------------8---------------3-4--------------
B------------------------6-----8-9---8-------------------6----------------------
G------8-7-----------0-----5-----------8---------------5---5--------------------
D----6-------------6---------6-----------8---------6-5-------6------------------
A----------6-5-----------------------------6-5----------------------------------
E--4-------------4-----4-----------4-------------4------------------------------
Err..     shit!     AAAHHH!!         Oh my god!     They killed Kenny!     

If you're still conscious, repeat that "section 2" part again. In fact, now you pretty much repeat all the above only FASTER and with a couple of minor modifications that you will be able to easily figure out if you've made it this far. I can't even begin to figure out the stuff that comes after this well enough to try to type it out, so I'll save myself further embarassment and end this here.

Michael:
Now, from watching the acoustic version of this on the Soap Scum Remover video, Mike plays it somewhat differently there. Like this:

E--------------8-------------------
B----8-------------------6-----8-9-
G------8-------------0-----5-------
D--------8---------6---------6-----
A----------6-5---------------------
E--4-------------4-----4-----------
          

You'll notice that this is actually a modified version of what you already have. So maybe this is just the difference between the Soap Scum and Dust Speck versions?

Anyway, that is the sequence he repeats, what is it, 4 times? And then back into the first pattern, and then back to the 2nd pattern, and then there's this arpeggiated chord which Mike moves up the neck. Now, I've tried a bunch of different chords, but this seems closest to what is actually going on:

E--13
B--11
G--13
D--14
A----
E---0
          

That's actually the highest place on the neck that the chord appears, and the only time when the low E string is struck. It seems to start down on the fifth fret, with this same pattern, and climbs upward. Do me a favor, and play that chord and see if it doesn't sound right. Darn it, it seems like I'm missing something, but I could just be second-guessing myself to death.

Cory:
To me it sounds more like this, (one note different)

e--14
B--11
G--13
D--14
A----
E---0
          

But I agree that it still doesn't sound right.

Michael:
I actually fucked up in writing it down. It was supposed to be what you've written above!

 

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