TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

Be Yr Mama

Sleater-Kinney self titled, "Be Yr Mama"

I think this is the seminal S-K song from lyrics to riffs, to structure, to the out of nowhere ethereal bridge.  I think their very best songs stared with this one.  I guess that the great thing about rock and roll and S-K: They take something simple and keep twisting it around and refining it.  The make better songs but the "rock" doesn't get refined out.

  • Quarter note = 156 or so
  • Standard tuning.
  • Tabbed where it felt good on the fretboard but there are alternatives.  The low C# in bars 3 and 4 of Riff 1 sounds good.  It sounds fine without it though.
  • I hope you can be patient for the graphics to load.


Be Yr Mama riff 1



Be Yr Mama riff 2



Be Yr Mama riff 3

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