What’s The Frequency Kenneth? è una canzone che i Rem incisero nel 1994 con l’album Monster, primo singolo estratto. Detiene il primato di essere stato l’unico singolo nella storia a debuttare direttamente al primo posto della classifica americana Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. E’ uno dei pezzi preferiti dagli stessi Rem del loro intero repertorio, suonato sempre in occasione dei live show ed inserito anche in In Time: Best Of Rem 1988-2003.

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Rem What’s The Frequency Kenneth Testo LYrics Accordi Chords Tablatura

Intro:  | D  A | G | D  A | G |  (the "A" chord is just played once)

A           D          Bm                G              A       D   A   G
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
A     D           Bm         G               A         D       Bm    E
I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed
G                           A
I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream
G                      A
Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen
D       A          D      G         A      A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
D            A                    D       G        A    A    G    A    D
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh

A                D         Bm            G           A         D  A *Fill1  G
I'd studied your cartoons, radio, music, tv, movies, magazines
A       D                    Bm                 G          A    D  Bm *Fill2  E
Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy"
G                         A
A smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
G                           A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
D          A        D       G         A      A    G    A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
D       A          D      G          A      A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh

Chords over solo:  Bm    A   (x3)
                   A   A   G   A

Solo:

    (grad. release)
e-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
B-----------------------------|--------------7----------------|-
G---7b-----(7)----(7)------6--|--6--4--7---------4---4--4--4--|-
D-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
A-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-
E-----------------------------|-------------------------------|-

                            (grad. bend)
e------------------------|-------------------------------|-
B------------------------|-------------------------------|-
G---4------7b---(7)--4---|--7b------------------7--------|-
D-------7----------------|-------------------------7--7--|-
A------------------------|-------------------------------|-
E------------------------|-------------------------------|-

e---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|
B------------------7--|----------------|---7---------|------------------------|
G------4---4---7------|--4---7h6---7---|----------4--|-9b----(9)--7-----------|
D--7------------------|----------------|-------------|---------------9--(9)\7-|
A---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|
E---------------------|----------------|-------------|------------------------|

e------------------------|------------|-
B------------------------|------8b----|-
G------------------------|------7b----|-
D--5------------7b--(7)--|------------|-
A------------------------|------------|-
E------------------------|------------|-

A           D          Bm                G              A   D  A  *Fill1   G
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
A         D      Bm               G           A         D    Bm  *Fill2   E
Butterfly decal, rearview mirror, dogging the scene
G                           A
You smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
G                           A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
D          A        D       G         A         A    G    A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
D       A          D      G          A          A    G    A
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
D            A                    D       G        A       A
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D             A             D           G         A        A
You said that irony was the shackles of youth, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D          A        D       G         A         A
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
G          A
I couldn't understand
D       A          D       G         A          A    G    A
I never understood, don't fuck with me, uh-huh

End on D.

Fill 1:

e------------------
B------------------
G----9b---(9)------
D--------------7---
A------------------
E------------------

Fill 2:

e-----------------
B-----------------
G-----------------
D------5h4--------
A-------------7---
E-----------------

Rhythm Fill 1:

      w/ amp tremolo
e-------------------------
B-------------------------
G-----2-------------------
D-----2-------------------
A-----0-------------------
E-------------------------

[Rem]

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