UPDATE: APRIL 16th, 2014 -- LAST NIGHT ON EARTH and (most of) CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING. The next update will be pure SONIC YOUTH...


UPDATE: DECEMBER 8th, 2012 -- I've added a txt file w/ basic tabs of all the songs from Lee's "Between the Times and the Tides" LP. I will eventually add a proper section for them below, but for now they're together in a single txt file. I'm sure it's not perfect, so please send any corrections or additions you may have.


UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2010 -- Good evening, and hi everybody! I get requests to add tabs once in a while, and for years one of the most common requests has been 'Psychic Hearts', and more recently 'Trees Outside the Academy'. I resisted for years, but boredom and the need to please has a funny way of making things happen, so I'm proud to bring you tabs for the entirety of "Psychic Hearts" and its related tracks, as well as the majority of "Trees Outside the Academy". I was originally planning on providing bass tabs as well as the Mascis solos, but I decided I wasn't that desperate for accolade. With all this attention on Thurston, I felt bad for Lee, so I've updated my outdated tab for his excellent solo acoustic piece "Here" (located under "Other Tabs") with the proper tuning, which also happens to be the tuning for the equally excellent "Lee #2", so I've updated that one too!

Oh, I've also added complete tabs for every single part on 'The Eternal'. Enjoy!

SEND ME YOUR TABS!


BURNING SPEAR Guitar Bass
I DREAMED I DREAM Guitar Bass
SHE IS NOT ALONE Guitar Bass
I DON'T WANT TO PUSH IT Guitar Bass
THE GOOD AND THE BAD Guitar Bass

SHE'S IN A BAD MOOD Guitar Bass
PROTECT ME YOU Guitar Bass
I WANNA BE YR DOG Guitar Bass
SHAKING HELL Guitar Bass
INHUMAN Guitar Bass
THE WORLD LOOKS RED Guitar Bass
CONFUSION IS NEXT Guitar Bass
MAKING THE NATURE SCENE Guitar Bass

KILL YR IDOLS Guitar Bass
BROTHER JAMES Guitar Bass
EARLY AMERICAN Guitar Bass

BRAVE MEN RUN Guitar Bass
SOCIETY IS A HOLE Guitar Bass
I LOVE HER ALL THE TIME Guitar Bass
GHOST BITCH Guitar Bass
I'M INSANE Guitar Bass
JUSTICE IS MIGHT Guitar Bass
DEATH VALLEY '69 Guitar Bass
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SATAN IS BORING Guitar Bass
FLOWER Guitar Bass
HALLOWEEN Guitar Bass

TOM VIOLENCE Guitar Bass
SHADOW OF A DOUBT Guitar Bass
STARPOWER Guitar Bass
IN THE KINGDOM #19 Guitar Bass
GREEN LIGHT Guitar Bass
DEATH TO OUR FRIENDS Guitar Bass
SECRET GIRL Guitar
MARILYN MOORE Guitar Bass
EXPRESSWAY TO YR SKULL Guitar Bass
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BUBBLEGUM Guitar Bass

SCHIZOPHRENIA Guitar Bass
(I GOT A) CATHOLIC BLOCK Guitar Bass
BEAUTY LIES IN THE EYE Guitar Bass
STEREO SANCTITY Guitar Bass
PIPELINE/KILL TIME Guitar Bass
TUFF GNARL Guitar Bass
PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY Guitar Bass
HOTWIRE MY HEART Guitar Bass
COTTON CROWN Guitar Bass
WHITE KROSS Guitar Bass
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MASTER-DIK Guitar Bass

TEENAGE RIOT Guitar Bass
SILVER ROCKET Guitar Bass
THE SPRAWL Guitar Bass
'CROSS THE BREEZE Guitar Bass
ERIC'S TRIP Guitar Bass
TOTAL TRASH Guitar Bass
HEY JONI Guitar Bass
CANDLE Guitar Bass
RAIN KING Guitar Bass
KISSABILITY Guitar Bass
THE WONDER Guitar Bass
HYPERSTATION Guitar Bass
ELIMINATOR JR Guitar Bass

DIRTY BOOTS Guitar Bass
TUNIC Guitar Bass
MARY-CHRIST Guitar Bass
KOOL THING Guitar Bass
MOTE Guitar Bass
MY FRIEND GOO Guitar Bass
DISAPPEARER Guitar Bass
MILDRED PIERCE Guitar Bass
CINDERELLA'S BIG SCORE Guitar Bass
TITANIUM EXPOSE Guitar Bass

100% Guitar Bass
SWIMSUIT ISSUE Guitar
THERESA'S SOUND-WORLD Guitar Bass
DRUNKEN BUTTERFLY Guitar Bass
SHOOT Guitar Bass
WISH FULFILLMENT Guitar Bass
SUGAR KANE Guitar Bass
ORANGE ROLLS, ANGEL'S SPIT Guitar Bass
YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM Guitar Bass
NIC FIT Guitar Bass
ON THE STRIP Guitar
CHAPEL HILL Guitar Bass
JC Guitar Bass
STALKER Guitar Bass
PURR Guitar Bass
CREME BRULEE Guitar

WINNER'S BLUES Guitar
BULL IN THE HEATHER Guitar Bass
STARFIELD ROAD Guitar Bass
SKINK Guitar Bass
SCREAMING SKULL Guitar Bass
SELF-OBSESSED AND SEXXEE Guitar Bass
BONE Guitar
ANDROGYNOUS MIND Guitar Bass
QUEST FOR THE CUP Guitar
WAIST Guitar Bass
DOCTOR'S ORDERS Guitar Bass
TOKYO EYE Guitar Bass
IN THE MIND OF THE BOURGEOIS READER Guitar Bass
SWEET SHINE Guitar Bass

BECUZ Guitar
JUNKIE'S PROMISE Guitar
SAUCER-LIKE Guitar
WASHING MACHINE Guitar
UNWIND Guitar
LITTLE TROUBLE GIRL Guitar
NO QUEEN BLUES Guitar
PANTY LIES Guitar Bass
SKIP TRACER Guitar Bass
THE DIAMOND SEA Guitar Bass

CONTRE LE SEXISME Guitar
SUNDAY Guitar Bass
FEMALE MECHANIC NOW ON DUTY Guitar
WILDFLOWER SOUL Guitar
HOARFROST Guitar
FRENCH TICKLER Guitar
HITS OF SUNSHINE Guitar Bass
KAREN KOLTRANE Guitar
THE INEFFABLE ME Guitar
SNARE, GIRL Guitar
HEATHER ANGEL Guitar

FREE CITY RHYMES Guitar Bass
RENEGADE PRINCESS Guitar
NEVERMIND (WHAT WAS IT ANYWAY) Guitar
SMALL FLOWERS CRACK CONCRETE Guitar Bass
SIDE2SIDE Guitar Bass
STREAMXSONIK SUBWAY Guitar Bass
NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS Guitar Bass
LIGHTNIN' Guitar

THE EMPTY PAGE Guitar Bass
DISCONNECTION NOTICE Guitar Bass
RAIN ON TIN Guitar Bass
KAREN REVISITED/KARENOLOGY Guitar Bass
RADICAL ADULTS LICK GODHEAD STYLE Guitar Bass
PLASTIC SUN Guitar Bass
SYMPATHY FOR THE STRAWBERRY Guitar Bass

PATTERN RECOGNITION Guitar Bass
UNMADE BED Guitar Bass
THE DRIPPING DREAM Guitar Bass
KIM GORDON & THE ARTHUR DOYLE HAND CREAM Guitar Bass
STONES Guitar Bass
DUDE RANCH NURSE Guitar Bass
NEW HAMPSHIRE Guitar Bass
PAPER CUP EXIT Guitar Bass
I LOVE YOU GOLDEN BLUE Guitar Bass
PEACE ATTACK Guitar Bass

REENA Guitar Bass
INCINERATE Guitar Bass
DO YOU BELIEVE IN RAPTURE? Guitar Bass
SLEEPIN AROUND Guitar Bass
WHAT A WASTE Guitar Bass
JAMS RUN FREE Guitar Bass
RATS Guitar Bass
TURQUOISE BOY Guitar Bass
LIGHTS OUT Guitar Bass
THE NEUTRAL Guitar Bass
PINK STEAM Guitar Bass
OR Guitar Bass
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HELEN LUNDEBERG Guitar Bass
EYELINER Guitar Bass

SACRED TRICKSTER Guitar Bass
ANTI-ORGASM Guitar Bass
LEAKY LIFEBOAT Guitar Bass
ANTENNA Guitar Bass
WHAT WE KNOW Guitar Bass
CALMING THE SNAKE Guitar Bass
POISON ARROW Guitar Bass
MALIBU GAS STATION Guitar Bass
THUNDERCLAP FOR BOBBY PYN Guitar Bass
NO WAY Guitar Bass
WALKIN BLUE Guitar Bass
MASSAGE THE HISTORY Guitar Bass

SYR1
ANAGRAMA Guitar
TREMENS Guitar
SYR2
SLAAPKAMERS MET SLAGROOM Guitar
STIL Guitar
HERINNERINGEN Guitar
SYR3
IMPROVISE....
SYR4
SIX FOR NEW TIME Guitar
+ - Guitar
HAVING NEVER WRITTEN A NOTE FOR PERCUSSION Guitar
FOUR6 Guitar

MACKIN' FOR DOOBER Guitar Bass
FULL CHROME LOGIC Guitar Bass
SECRET GIRL Guitar
CORK MOUNTAIN INDICENT Guitar Bass
MOUSTACHE RIDERS Guitar Bass
TUCK N DAR Guitar Bass
MOON IN THE BATHROOM Guitar Bass
THOUGHT BUBBLES Guitar Bass
RIM THRUSTERS Guitar Bass
LINCOLN'S GOUT Guitar Bass
COUGHING UP TWEED Guitar Bass
PRE-POURED WOOD Guitar Bass
HAIRPIECE LULLABY 1 & 2 Guitar Bass
POCKETFUL OF SEN-SEN Guitar
SMOKE BLISTERS 1 & 2 Guitar Bass
THE VELVET PLUG Guitar
GIGGLES Guitar
TULIP FIRE 2 Guitar
THE DYNAMICS OF BULBING Guitar Bass
SMOKE BLISTERS 3 & 4 Guitar Bass
O.J.'s GLOVE OR WHAT? Guitar
WEBB OF MUD 1, 2 & 3 Guitar Bass
BACHELORS IN FUR! Guitar Bass

G-FORCE Guitar Bass
PLATOON II Guitar Bass
MACBETH Guitar Bass
BURNIN' UP Guitar Bass
THIRD FIG Guitar Bass
INTO THE GROOVEY Guitar Bass

SINGLES/EPs
BEAT ON THE BRAT [Master-Dik EP] Guitar Bass
GUITAR LICK [Master-Dik EP] Guitar
TOUCH ME I'M SICK [Mudhoney split] Guitar Bass
THAT'S ALL I KNOW RIGHT NOW [Kool Thing single] Guitar Bass
IS IT MY BODY? [Sub Pop Singles Club] Guitar Bass
PERSONALITY CRISIS [Sassy Flexi/Whores Moaning] Guitar Bass
GENETIC [100% single] Guitar Bass
HENDRIX NECRO [100% single] Guitar Bass
TAMRA [Drunken Butterfly single] Guitar Bass
THE DESTROYED ROOM [Sugar Kane single] Guitar Bass
THE END OF THE END OF THE UGLY [Sugar Kane single] Guitar Bass
RAZOR BLADE [Bull in the Heather single] Guitar
MY ARENA [Diamond Sea single] Guitar Bass
TERRY'S CARROT [Little Trouble Girl single] Guitar
MOIST VAGINA [Sunday single] Guitar Bass
COMPILATIONS/SOUNDTRACKS
I AM RIGHT [Melting Plot] Guitar Bass
WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU [Sgt Pepper Knew My Father] Guitar Bass
COMPUTER AGE [The Bridge] Guitar Bass
BURNING FARM [Every Band Has A Shonen Knife...] Guitar Bass
ELECTRICITY [Fast n Bulbous] Guitar Bass
I KNOW THERE'S AN ANSWER [Smiles, Vibes...] Guitar Bass
CA PLANE POUR MOI [Freedom of Choice] Guitar Bass
COMPILATION BLUES [DGC Rarities] Guitar
SUPERSTAR [If I Were a Carpenter] Guitar Bass
MADE IN USA [Step-step-steppin' on Satan's Foot] Guitar Bass
SANTA DOESN'T COP OUT ON DOPE [Just Say Noel] Guitar
BEE-BEE'S SONG [Suburbia] Guitar Bass
TABLA IN SUBURBIA [Suburbia] Guitar Bass
SIMPSONS THEME [Go Simpsonic w/ the Simpsons] Guitar Bass
EYES & TEETH [Index mag] Guitar
BLINK [Pola X] Guitar Bass
PEEL SESSIONS
HALLOWED BE THY NAME [Lovedoll Superstars] Guitar Bass
COME AND SMASH ME SAID
THE BOY w/ THE MAGIC PENIS
Guitar Bass
MAGIC WAND [both Peel '86 + Nothing Short of Total War] Guitar Bass
ROWCHE RUMBLE [Peel '88 - 4 Tunna Brix] Guitar Bass
PSYCHO MAFIA [Peel '88 - 4 Tunna Brix] Guitar Bass
MY NEW HOUSE [Peel '88 - 4 Tunna Brix] Guitar Bass
VICTORIA [Peel '88 - 4 Tunna Brix] Guitar Bass
CORPORATE GHOST [Peel '89] Guitar Bass
RUBEN's BEARD [Peel '89] Guitar Bass
MAJOR LABEL CHICKEN FEED [Peel '89] Guitar Bass
CLIPPERS [Peel '89] Guitar Bass
OFFICIAL BOOTLEGS
LEE #2 [Goo Demos] Guitar Bass
LOUDMOUTH [Hold That Tiger] Guitar Bass
I DON'T WANNA WALK AROUND W/ YOU [Hold That Tiger] Guitar Bass
TODAY YR LOVE, TOMORROW THE WORLD [Hold That Tiger] Guitar Bass
KAT N HAT [Anarchy at St. Mary's Place] Guitar Bass
OTHER SONGS
HERE [Lee solo] Guitar
 

QUEEN BEE AND HER PALS Guitar
ONO SOUL Guitar
PSYCHIC HEARTS Guitar
PRETTY BAD Guitar
PATTI SMITH MATH SCRATCH Guitar
BLUES FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE Guitar
SEE-THROUGH PLAYMATE Guitar
HANG OUT Guitar
FEATHERS Guitar
TRANQUILIZER Guitar
STARING STATUES Guitar
CINDY (ROTTEN TANX) Guitar
CHERRY'S BLUES Guitar
FEMALE COP Guitar
ELEGY FOR ALL THE DEAD ROCK STARS Guitar
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TEENAGE BUDDHIST DAYDREAM Guitar
JUST TELL HER THAT I REALLY LIKE HER Guitar
THE CHURCH SHOULD BE FOR THE OUTCAST... Guitar
SUPERCHRIST Guitar

FROZEN GTR Guitar
THE SHAPE IS IN A TRANCE Guitar
HONEST JAMES Guitar
SILVER > BLUE Guitar
FRI/END Guitar
WONDERFUL WITCHES + LANGUAGE MEANIES Guitar
OFF WORK Guitar
NEVER DAY Guitar
TREES OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY Guitar
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MARIKA Guitar

LIP Guitar
SLEEPING WHERE I FALL Guitar
ALIGHTED Guitar
EMPIRES OF TIME Guitar
GROOVY + LINDA Guitar
BURROUGHS Guitar
MOHAWK Guitar
FRANK O'HARA HIT Guitar
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HEAVENMETAL Guitar

WAITING ON A DREAM Guitar
OFF THE WALL Guitar
X-TINA AS I KNEW HER Guitar
ANGLES Guitar
HAMMER BLOWS Guitar
FIRE ISLAND Guitar
LOST Guitar
SHOUTS Guitar
STRANDED Guitar
TOMORROW NEVER COMES Guitar

LECCE, LEAVING Guitar
KEY/HOLE Guitar
HOME CHDS Guitar
THE RISING TIDE Guitar
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH Guitar
BY THE WINDOW Guitar
LATE DESCENT #2 Guitar
AMBULANCER Guitar
BLACKT OUT Guitar

 

UPDATES

04/16/14 -- added tabs for entire "LAST NIGHT ON EARTH" LP and most of "CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING". remainder will be filled in soon. by the way, i'd be happy to post "DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS" tabs, i'm just not going to do them. the tunings are all in the txt file, though.

12/08/12 -- added tabs for entire "BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES" LP.

09/03/10 -- added complete tabs for "PSYCHIC HEARTS" LP + b-sides, "TREES OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY" minus 'NEVER DAY'/'TITLE TRACK' (plus 'MARIKA'!), the main guitar for 'LEE #2', Lee's solo piece 'HERE', and all guitar/bass parts for "THE ETERNAL".

06/21/09 -- added thurston's parts for: 'SACRED TRICKSTER' 'ANTI-ORGASM' 'LEAKY LIFEBOAT' 'ANTENNA' 'WHAT WE KNOW' 'CALMING THE SNAKE' 'POISON ARROW' 'MALIBU GAS STATION' 'THUNDERCLAP' & 'NO WAY'. added lee's parts for: 'SACRED TRICKSTER' 'LEAKY LIFEBOAT' 'ANTENNA' 'WHAT WE KNOW' 'CALMING THE SNAKE' & 'MALIBU GAS STATION'. for thurston's new tuning, D's are low like lee's DDA, and A's are an octave apart. just remember: any part that's mostly chords, i just write the chord once and you should be able to listen and tell when they change. feel free to write if you need any clarification! (oh, lee is in the left speaker and thurston is in the right, for the entire album)

06/16/07 -- added 'DIRTY BOOTS' 'TUNIC' 'MY FRIEND GOO' 'MILDRED PIERCE' 'SWIMSUIT ISSUE' 'THERESA's SOUNDWORLD' 'YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM' 'SYMPATHY FOR THE STRAWBERRY' courtesy of FDSwayze. Full guitar & bass! -- FDSwayze continues to provide us all with stellar full guitar/bass (and, in one instance, organ!) maps for some of SY's most complicated compositions. Today's offerings, some classics from GOO & DIRTY, and MURRAY STREET's epic 'SYMPATHY FOR THE STRAWBERRY'. In some cases, it's the first time these tabs have been updated in 9 or 10 years! Hopefully these intricate tablature maps provide a satisfying 'final word' on many of these songs.

06/04/07 -- added 'RADICAL ADULTS' 'DISCONNECTION NOTICE' 'PLASTIC SUN' 'SUGAR KANE' 'GENETIC' 'ON THE STRIP' 'NIC FIT' 'CHAPEL HILL' 'PURR' & 'ORANGE ROLLS, ANGEL'S SPIT' FULL GUITAR AND BASS TABS! THANKS FDSwayze! I was also able to confirm all of the Daydream Nation tunings thru the band now that they've had to relearn all the songs (all but 'Rain King' were accurate, check the notes for that one!)

05/14/07 -- added 'helen lundeberg' and 'eyeliner'. updated 'rats'.

05/02/07 -- all of 'rather ripped' gtr/bass added! thanks FDSwayze!

october 06 -- most of 'rather ripped' is up. updated the tunings txt file [should probably overhaul the whole structure of that document though..] .. ..stay (de)tuned...

07/10/06 -- added template for 'rather ripped' tabs (so far only 'incinerate' + 'pink steam' available, keep em coming, folks!), fixed up nurse section, fine-tuned the tuning section, etc...

2004 -- most of nurse tabbed, still missing 'mariah' + 'paper cup' + bass...

01/02/03 -- small update, but people have been asking for it: lee's part for "no queen blues" in full.

9/5/02 -- fixed all murray st tunings.

6/19/02 -- added some murray st tabs // sorry no "rain.on.tin" yet but soon soon... no strawberry/godhead or "bass" yet either.

6/14/02 -- this is significant enough not to go in the right column where the usual updates are.... i recently got ahold of a special sonic document w some detailed tuning/gtr info fer 92-99 or so...... the gtr info is now incorporated into the gear guide and the new tuning info is HERE:

  • Turns out Kim plays guitar, not bass, on "Wish Fulfillment" in addition to "Swimsuit" "Strip" & "Creme". And her tuning is now confirmed: D E G D B B
  • This is a variation on a later Kim tuning: B E G D B B -- look familiar? Well, it's the "Kitten" tuning only now it's RIGHT -- the BEDDBB tuning printed in Guitar Player July '94 was incorrect. And, to add insult to injury, it turns out this is the tuning Kim used on "Washing Machine", not CGGDDD as later thought (those who've followed this site since it's creation might recall that all of Kim's songs on Washing Machine used to be tabbed in BEDDBB).
  • Though I was determined I'd nailed it in GABDEG, it's now confirmed that the "Silver Rocket" tunings are used for "On The Strip". Still think there's a G in the intro...
  • Turns out Lee's AF#EF#EB tuning so prominent on "Washing Machine" actually dates back to "Shoot", and is also used on "My Arena". It was his preferred tuning for "100%" in 1995, but he still had a guitar for F#F#F#F#EB, used on "Bone" and "Waist".
  • Big news on the "Junkie's Promise" front: turns out I had Lee's tuning backwards (it is, from low to high, DAADDA), Kim's tuning is revealed above, and Thurston's tuning actually is DADABB like I'd suspected (he used to play the Eterna guitar on this song, which Kim now uses in the same tuning on most of Murray Street and several NYCG&F trax).
  • Though Thurston used a 5-string Jazzmaster in a non-specific tuning on "Burning Spear" and "I Love Her All The Time" in 1992, Lee retained the latter song's original tuning for his part (the tuning for "I Love Her..." listed in the Bad Moon liners is D#D#C#C#GG, but he may have used D#C#G# on the Dirty tour). The D#C#G# tuning was also used for "Nic Fit", at least live. Thurston uses GGDDEbEb for Nic Fit.
  • Lee supposedly uses GGDDGG instead of GGDDEbEb for "Orange Rolls" and "Total Trash".
  • Thurston uses GGDDEbEb on "Androgynous Mind" (btw, despite having always appeared in guitar magazines as GDEb, Sonic Youth refer to the tuning as GGDDD#D#... but this is my site!).
  • Drifter tuning for Thurston's part on Eric's Trip is confirmed: B B x x F# F# (no strings in middle).
  • Lee's tuning for "French Tickler" is confirmed: C C G D G D
  • ...and nope, no Murray Street tabs yet! =P

    04/13/02 -- the entire sonic youth "original folk blues" hyperstation is now being hosted @ SY's official corner of the web: sonicyouth.com // this is rockin' great news and i thank everybody involved in making this move possible! of course, it doesn't make any of the tabs contained on this site "official"... but hopefully the content is up to par, and if you've been checking often you'll see that the page has been its busiest in 4 years! keep on rockin' everybody //// below is the original introduction written when i launched this version of the site 3 months back:

    Well, it's been a long time coming, and it's finally happened: this page has relocated. After nearly 5 years at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/1993/tabs.html, this site can now be found here, alongside the Concert Chronology, Song Database, and Illustrated Equipment Guide, 3 other Sonic Youth resources. As you can see, the page has a completely new look and layout -- I hope the site is easier to navigate now (for instance, you can use the links in the left frame to skip over my thoroughly informative rant below!).

    I'd like to briefly discuss the history of this site. I first put it online in May 1997, using tabs found at evol.org as a foundation (the same ones that got me into alternate tunings + figuring out sonic youth songs when i first got online the previous summer), as well as a slew of new tabs I'd worked out. evol.org was not getting updated very often and I knew there were many people out there, generally teenage dudes from all across the world who had the time to bang around with detuned guitars and decipher the atonal riffage of years past. Honestly, I've never been as good at it as some of the largest contributors to this site, and I thank everybody who's ever helped me out. Sadly, updates to this page began to cease in late 1998 -- I'm not really sure why, but submissions just stopped coming in, and I lost interest in it (though updating sporadically and still maintaining the Concert Chronology). I began working on a new layout for the page in late 1999, and in the next 2 years I'd occasionally direct my efforts towards the site again, working out most of the missing bass tabs and updating some of the guitar tabs as well, but honestly I focused more on the new layout, format, tuning guide, etc. Preparing this launch in early 2002, I went back and sifted thru every tab on this page to see if there were things I needed to weed out -- and truth be told, nearly every tab pinched from evol.org was disposable. Which is good, in a way, though I must admit I miss seeing those old, familiar yet flawed tabs on this site.

    Which brings me to my plea -- I know there must still be musicians out there, teenage dudes or not, who are bored w/ standard tuning and are interested in figuring out Sonic Youth's music. It's a great way to challenge your musical ear, if anything. It's probably partly my fault for updating so rarely in the past few years, but I'd really like to see people submitting SY tabs again. So I've made a task list, running down the right next to the existing tabs -- this is a list of songs that need to be submitted, fixed, updated, whatever. Pick one and make sure you have the correct tuning from the tuning page and give it a try... or maybe it'll be another 3 years 'til the next update!

    ...

    4/10/02 -- bunch of updates:

    shaking hell
    PCH
    marilyn moore
    cross the breeze
    eliminator jr
    my friend goo
    swimsuit issue
    on the strip
    becuz
    junkies promise
    washing machine
    no queen blues
    panty lies
    skip tracer
    sunday
    female mechanic
    hoarfrost
    french tickler
    karen koltrane
    snare, girl
    heather angel
    free city rhymes
    renegade princess
    nevermind
    small flowers crack concrete
    streamxsonik subway
    nyc ghosts & flowers

    TUNING GUIDE UPDATED!

    3/30/02 -- filling some holes, added:

    she's in a bad mood
    protect me you
    ghost bitch
    i'm insane
    satan is boring

    3/29/02 -- NOTE ON TABS FOR NEW LP: in past years i've had tabs online for A THOUSAND LEAVES and NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS long before the records were released, and w/ a new album just around the corner and live versions of all the songs readily available, you may be expecting to see the new tabs now... well, don't. while i know the tunings, and actually have worked out skeletal versions of some songs, until the album is released i won't put them on this site. there's no major reason for this, i'm just extremely excited about the new material and rather than sour myself on it w/ over-analyzation i prefer to just dig it as it is, for a while. hope this makes sense! but of course, if you've done any that you'd like to submit, feel free to send them to me!

    3/11/02 -- launched a new site, the sonic gear guide -- check it out!

    3/8/02 -- fixed up a bunch of old tabs, added some brand new ones:

    brave men run
    society is a hole
    death valley 69
    halloween
    shadow of a doubt
    starpower
    death to our friends
    catholic block
    pipeline
    mary christ
    kool thing
    mildred pierce
    100%
    shoot
    waist
    screaming skull
    bone
    tokyo eye
    kill yr idols
    brother james
    early american
    flower
    green light
    bull in the heather
    starfield road
    self-obsessed and sexxee
    bourgeois reader
    no queen blues
    orange rolls, angels spit
    skink
    sweet shine
    chapel hill
    stalker
    destroyed room
    the diamond sea

    1/7/02 -- launch new site @ new location.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP!

    Here's a list of guitar tabs that are either non-existant, incomplete, incorrect, or just need improvement. Feel free to submit your additions, corrections or any comments on existing files.

    TO BE HONEST, MOST OF THIS SHIT IS WICKEDLY WAY OUTTA DATE. WILL SMOOTH IT OUT DOWN THE LINE...

    Please consult the Tuning Tutorial for the proper known tunings before tabbing something.

    EVOL

    - Shadow of a Doubt (Lee's part)
    - In the Kingdom #19 (all)
    - Green Light (Lee's part)

    SISTER

    - Beauty Lies in the Eye (figure out tuning!)
    - Master-Dik (whatever)

    DAYDREAM NATION

    - Eric's Trip (Drifter part)
    - Hey Joni (in proper tunings)
    - Rain King (figure out tunings!)
    - Kissability (in proper tuning)
    - The Wonder (Lee's part)
    - Hyperstation (Lee's part)

    GOO

    - My Friend Goo (Lee)
    - Disappearer (figure out Lee's tuning, separate parts)
    - Titanium Expose (fix up)

    DIRTY

    - Swimsuit Issue (fix T/L)
    - Nic Fit (redo in ??)
    - On the Strip (figure out tuning!)
    - JC (redo all in proper tunings)

    EXPERIMENTAL JET SET

    - Skink (fix up Thurston)
    - Quest for the Cup (figure out everyone's tuning)
    - Waist (fix Lee's tuning)
    - Sweet Shine (clean up Thurston)

    WASHING MACHINE

    - Junkie's Promise (Lee)
    - Saucer-Like (clean up parts)
    - No Queen Blues (Lee's part)

    A THOUSAND LEAVES

    - Wildflower (touch up?)
    - Hits of Sunshine (jam)
    - Snare, Girl (Lee's part)

    SYR/NON-LP/ETC

    - Tremens (all)
    - Herinneringen (clean up, all)
    - Most of MADE IN USA LP (please!)
    - Ciccone whatever...
    - Plastic Sun (all)
    - Touch Me I'm Sick (all)
    - That's All I Know Right Now (all)
    - Tamra (?!?)
    - Moist Vagina
    - Burning Farm
    - Electricity
    - I Know There's An Answer
    - Simpsons Theme
    - Blink
    - Hallowed Be Thy Name
    - Come And Smash Me...
    - Magic Wand
    - Rowche Rumble
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