UPDATE: OCTOBER 18th, 2017 -- I've added tabs for Lee's awesome new album ELECTRIC TRIM. They're mostly based on Lee's stripped down solo versions, which you should check out on YouTube!

If anyone wants to submit tabs for THE BEST DAY or ROCK N ROLL CONSCIOUSNESS, I'd be very happy to have those albums covered. There's lots of great songs, I'm just tired of decoding CGDGCD...!

Otherwise, you may have noticed I've made some minor cosmetic changes to the site. The page launched in May 1997 (20 years ago!!) and I think this version of the design dates back to about 1999, so I suppose it was time. Don't worry -- it will always look like a website from the 90s, it's just less cluttered now.

I'm most excited about the new "list by tuning" page, which replaces the previous mess that was the 20-year-old "tuning.txt" file. Check it out and let me know if you have any thoughts...there will be further updates to this site, hopefully with contributions by you!


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 With all this attention on Thurston, I felt bad for Lee, so I've updated my outdated tab for his excellent solo acoustic piece "Here" (located under "Other Tabs") with the proper tuning, which also happens to be the tuning for the equally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!

chris lawrence '97 - '17 ++ 20 YEARS OF DASHES AND DIGITS!

all tabs featured on this site are the unofficial work of individual interpreters and some are guaranteed to suck worse than others -- thrash at yr own risk!


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

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
 

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
 

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

MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS Guitar
UNCLE SKELETON Guitar
LET'S START AGAIN Guitar
LAST LOOKS Guitar
CIRCULAR (RIGHT AS RAIN) Guitar
ELECTRIC TRIM Guitar
PURLOINED Guitar
THROWN OVER THE WALL Guitar
NEW THING Guitar