UK Punk Riffs (Tab)

Carrying on with this week’s posts inspired by the UOGB’s all-punk album (Ever Such) Pretty Girls with some riffs and licks from UK punk and post-punk bands. Some on their album and some not.

The Stranglers – Peaches

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Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

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Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

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The Jam – Town Called Malice

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Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy (Intro)

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The Rezillos – Good Sculptures

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Gang of Four – Damaged Goods

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  1. Ross McLean May 27th, 2016 12:25 am

    Damaged Goods! Super rad, as always.

  2. Woodshed May 27th, 2016 5:06 am

    Ross: Thanks! Glad you liked it.

  3. Molly May 27th, 2016 6:20 am

    Oh FUN I can’t wait to try these tomorrow! Your Instagram is super helpful.

  4. Woodshed May 27th, 2016 8:13 am

    Molly: Thanks! Glad the videos are helpful.

  5. Mark May 27th, 2016 9:24 am

    Bravo! “[G#]I have a safety pin stuck in my [Cm] heart for [G]you, for [Cm] you.”

  6. Woodshed May 27th, 2016 1:50 pm

    Mark: I had to look up that reference! Thanks for introducing me to the song.

  7. Bob Schimpf May 27th, 2016 3:58 pm

    These are so great! And the way you do the videos with the running tabs is amazing!

  8. Woodshed May 28th, 2016 10:29 am

    Bob: Thanks! I’m pleased you like the running tabs. It’s been a bit of an experiment.

  9. Mark Rawsthorne May 29th, 2016 12:17 pm

    The tab is not what you’re playing in the 2nd bar of Love Will Tear us Apart. Instead of A string 7th fret, E string 10th fret, you’re playing E string 12th fret, E string 10th fret – much easier!

  10. Woodshed May 29th, 2016 1:06 pm

    Mark: Thanks for the correction! I’ve changed the tab.

  11. UK Ukee June 8th, 2016 8:28 am

    Wot no Sex Pistols, UK Subs or The Damned! Seriously?

  12. Woodshed June 8th, 2016 8:58 am

    UK Ukee: It’s a mixture of requests I had and stuff I fancied. It’s not definitive.

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