TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

All Hands on the Bad One

All Hands on the Bad One, "All Hands on the Bad One"

This, followed by Youth Decay - wow - most bands would be happy just to have just one of these songs.  S-K has a boatload.

Tabbing this was very frustrating. Riff 3 is a masterpiece of guitar and vocal harmony, rhythm and guitar interplay.  It has a bass intro and stacks guitars and vocals on top. This is the definition of Sleater-Kinney magic. You can't get it all done on two guitars.  You can get close.   I haven't done it justice.

As usual the guitar 2's rhythms are vital to the S-K sound.  It's still good if you don't get it just right.

I sure hope I've done this well enough for you to figure out.

  • Quarter note = 153 or so.
  • Standard tuning. But tuning down 3 half steps makes Riff 3 easier and more authentic.
  • Tabbed where it felt good on the fretboard but there are alternatives.
  • Tuning down is required for authenticity but it sounds great in standard tuning


All Hands on the Bad One Riff 1



All Hands on the Bad One Riff 2


Riff 3 (3a and 3b) is a little masterpeice:

All Hands on the Bad One Riff 3a

All Hands on the Bad One Riff 3b


The Outro

All Hands on the Bad One Riff 4

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