“Getcha Back” by the Beach Boys – Chords & How to Play

Originally posted 2010-07-07 23:45:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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“Getcha Back”
The Beach Boys (Love – Melcher)

Intro:   A   F#m   Bm   E   (x2)

E               A                        F#m
The other night, they were playin’ our song.
Bm                        E
Hadn’t heard it for oh so long.
A                                          F#m
Took me back darlin’ to that time in my car when you
Bm                                 E
Cried all night ‘cuz we’d gone too far.

E                           A                             F#m
Can I ever getcha back, getcha back, baby,
F#m                Bm                  E
Gonna getcha back now.
E                           F                 G
Can I ever getcha back?

I’m getting tired, layin’ around here at night.
Thinkin’ ’bout some other guy holdin’ you tight.
He may have money and a brand new car,
May even treat you like a movie star.

Ain’t no matter what he ever do for you:
He can never love you like I can do.
So if I leave her and you leave him,
Can we ever get it back again?

E                           A                             F#m
Can I ever getcha back, getcha back, baby,
F#m                Bm                  E
Gonna getcha back now.
E                           A
Can I ever getcha back?

Middle:  B   Abm   C#m   F#

F#        B                             Abm
Getcha back, getcha back, baby,
Abm                C#m              F#
Gonna getcha back now.

I’ll leave her, and you leave him.
Can we baby get back again?

** These chords and lyrics are interpretations and transcriptions, respectively, and are the sole property of the copyright holder(s).  They are posted on this website free of charge for no profit for the purpose of study and commentary, as allowed for under the “fair use” provision of U.S. copyright law, and should only be used for such personal and/or academic work. **

“Trouble” (Pink Cover)

Originally posted 2010-03-22 18:30:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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By Chris Moore: 

Hello and welcome to another week of all-new high quality Laptop Sessions acoustic cover song music video blog material!  (Now, that’s a mouthful!)  We’ve got an exciting week lined up for you regular visitors:  one classic Laptop Session post each for Monday and Tuesday, another Phish Friday with Guest Sessions contributor Jeremy Hammond, the final edition of “Yes, No, or Maybe So: One-Sentence Reviews of 2009 Albums” (finally!), and of course, another edition of “The Weekend Review” on Sunday.  And you never know what impromptu posts will surface to cover Wednesday and Thursday.  For instance, I’ve got more than a dozen “Yes, No, or Maybe So” ‘s on the way soon, not to mention my “Top Five Rock Artists of the Decade” series that’s stagnated; it’s all a matter of timing. 

April break is coming… 

For tonight, let me begin by explaining my song choice.  You may be wondering, “Pink?  The woman?  Really?”  Well, as you can see with even a quick glance at the freeze frame below, I’ve recently undergone a serious haircut.  As part of the NHHS English dept. team, I participated in the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to fight children’s cancer last Wednesday.  I’m not going to lie: it was a bit scary.  For one thing, I’ve never had my hair this short.  For another, I’ve had issues with my scalp being dry and itchy for years, so I didn’t know what it would look like once the hair came off.  Thankfully, all went well.  After the event, my team went out to Harry’s Sports Bar & Grill, which a few of us thought was fantastic — I mean, come on, that’s a Dr. Keck-sized pun (watch it!) waiting to happen.  

We must have looked like a band of skinheads, based on the looks we elicited from the weekday crowd… 

Back to the music.  Weeks ago, I knew that this would be coming up.  I realized that it coincided with the season premiere of the AMC original show Breaking Bad that Dana got me hooked on last year.  I took the time to look up the music that has been used on the show over its first two seasons, and I found several songs that I liked.  The wildest one, I thought, was Pink’s “Trouble.”  If I could pull off an acoustic cover of that song, now that would be fun.  I learned it that day, and I forgot about it until earlier this weekend.  I can’t tell you how weird it was to take a Pink song seriously, but I have a newfound respect for at least this song.  It’s a pretty straightforward number, and it was fascinating to me just how easily I translated it to a solo acoustic performance. 

I hope you enjoy the product!

In other Laptop Sessions news, I finally went back to my “Yes, No, or Maybe So: One-Sentence Reviews of 2009 Albums” post.  I hadn’t updated it since September 2009, so I figured it was about time I finished it off.  My main reason for neglecting it for so long was that I realized mid-way through last year that  it would make more sense to publish each review as its own post.  I’ve been doing that since 2010 kicked off, and it’s been so much more fun than the old system.  I not only added the new 2009 albums I listened to since the previous update, but I also went back through the existing entries and adapted them to the slightly new rating system I’m using now.  Essentially, each “Yes, No, or Maybe So” review has five components:  the rating, the release date, the one sentence review, the top two tracks, and an image of the album cover.  I didn’t go back through and add cover images for all 30 or so albums, but I did match them to my new rating system.  Under this easy system, an album can receive one of five scores: Yes, Maybe So, Maybe, Maybe Not, or No.  This is in line with the classic five star rating system that I use for the Weekend Review.  Over the past several months, I’ve been reconsidering my older reviews.  The more I listen and write reviews, the more I want the perfect “Yes” to be an elusive rating, a true five star record.  Before I added the “Maybe” as an option, I found that there were simply too many “Maybe So” entries that didn’t quite deserve that score, but weren’t in the “Maybe Not” range either. 

Long story long, it seems that there is a learning curve to be expected with all things. 

Outside of the head shaving and blog posting, life has been good recently.  Busy, to be sure, but good.  I’m still deep in the middle of a Star Trek: Voyager viewing marathon with Nicole, and I couldn’t be happier to indulge my dorkier tendencies.  I’ve also been busy musically in a couple different ventures.  The first is my next album, titled simply The 2010 Project for now, that I’m only just now taking seriously.  After almost four years since Love Out of Fashion, I decided it was about time I took some ownership of my next project.  So, I’ve polished and restrung my acoustic and electric guitars, borrowed my sister’s bass guitar, and taught myself how to use loops in GarageBand.  There are only two missing pieces that I am in the process of researching:  first, a guitar pedal to replace my Zoom pedal (lost to battery acid damage…) and second, a good USB microphone to record vocals, harmonica, etc.  I’ve had such an itch to record recently that I’ve been playing around with demo versions of some of the fully written songs. 

I’m excited that they don’t sound nearly as cheesy as my previous attempt at synthesized drums on Looking For You‘s “Shut Up, Bob”! 

Outside of the recording, I’m still deciding which songs will make the cut, what concept/theme I think should drive the record, and I’m still writing verses, middles, and lyrics to finish off several songs that have been incomplete for days, months, or even years.

My other project involves the band I’ve jammed with on and off since I first started teaching.  This go-round, there are five of us — a lead guitarist, me on rhythm (electric!), a keyboardist/harmonica player, a bass player, and a drummer.  They’re all terrific musicians, so I definitely feel like I need to be on my toes constantly.  Specifically, we’ve been practicing to play two songs for the Teacher Talent Show this Thursday: a parody of Bob Marley’s “Jammin'” (based on the challenges of using the Xerox copier at school) and a parody of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”  I haven’t really rocked out since MoU’s last show, so being up on stage Friday to rehearse was great.  We’re playing in the school’s beautiful theatre, and my bandmates have furnished us with some powerfully loud amps.  We jammed on each song for about fifteen minutes straight last Friday, and I played “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” until I thought my left hand was going to fall up and all the muscles in my arm would snap.  Any guitarist who’s played rock music knows that this discomfort is all code for having a great time!

So, at long last, I’ll leave you to my cover song music video for the week.  As for me, I’m off to the BK Lounge to kick off TNA night part two (after last night’s very entertaining PPV).

See you next session!


“Wishlist” (Pearl Jam Cover)

Originally posted 2009-03-23 23:32:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

For Pearl Jam chords & lyrics, CLICK HERE!

By Chris Moore:

You know what I wish?  I wish that I would wake up tomorrow and there would no longer be anyone on the entire planet who smoked cigarettes.  Never mind the health risk — which, by the way, there are few ingestible products that come with a “may cause cancer” label.  The concept of breathing tar into your lungs aside, let’s consider the ramifications to non-smokers on the road. For instance, I sat in a McDonald’s drive-through tonight for ten minutes and was delighted by not only the automobile emissions but two smokers puffing away.  The breeze was such that my car was filled with noxious fumes.

In a sense, this was great, because the fish filet and large fries actually seemed healthy by comparison!  :-)

Seriously, though, what really gets me is the disposal of the butts.  It’s happened so many times recently that I’ll be driving down the road and someone in the car ahead of me will flick a lit cigarette out of their window.  I don’t know if it’s due to me being older, a generally law-abiding dork, a teacher of transcendental texts like Emerson’s “Nature,” or a combination of the three, but this is enough to drive me crazy recently.  To paraphrase our friend Matt Griffiths from the WCJM morning show, it’s just enough to tweak my hypothalamus and send me into an uncontrollable rage!

I suppose I simply can’t imagine driving in my car, holding a lit piece of paper in my hand, and saying to myself, “I’m done with this.  Why not chuck it out the window?”  Since when did that become the acceptable form of cigarette disposal?! Think twice ye smokers, lest you piss off the drivers behind you (such as myself tonight when a highly tossed butt bounced off my car, lit ashes flying everywhere)…

For those of you wondering what this has to do with my post tonight, prepare to be dazzled.  Well, maybe not dazzled…

Just as I have ranted about something that has bothered me and later wondered if it was too negative, so did Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam decide that he should try writing something positive.  Out of a lengthier “stream-of-consciousness exercise,” we have the “better wishes” presented in this little gem of a song.  It was an instant favorite of mine upon first listening to Pearl Jam’s 1998 album Yield.  As with Binaural, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this album, as it sold less and seemed generally regarded as at least somewhat inferior to previous releases such as Ten and Vitalogy.  But I love this album, and I love this song.  For once, the song I love most is actually in my vocal range!

Okay, so that’s not entirely true.  My first pick for a song to learn and play would have been “Do The Evolution.”  For any of you familiar with that song, you should be sitting at your computer laughing at simply the notion of my attempting to sing a song like that!  I understand my own limitations!  :-)   That being said, you should take the time to search on YouTube for “Pearl Jam Evolution” and watch the official music video; it’s simply amazing — a very cool use of animation to visualize the lyrics to a song.

Along with my acoustic cover song music video tonight, I also send a shout out to my girlfriend Nicole who is a big fan of this song.  (I hope you like it!)  As she is currently in possession of my CD copy of the album and my iPod is tied up with my Bob Dylan playlist (518 out of 622 tracks!), I had to rely on my iPhone to listen to “Wishlist” tonight as I wrote out the lyrics and chords.  What a Mac nerd I am… but I love it.  Speaking of Macs, if I don’t end up writing a full review of U2’s No Line on the Horizon, please allow me to go on record saying that “Unknown Caller” has to be the worst track on the album for a number of reasons.  It’s only redeeming quality is that Bono makes lyrical references (“force quit and move to trash”) that bely his computer loyalties…

Although I have so much more I could say — about Pearl Jam’s re-release of Ten tomorrow, this song, other music, the fact that my dad and I just bought tickets to see Bruce Hornsby at the MGM Grand on Friday(!), life in general — I think this is enough for one night!  As a final note, please allow me to point out that this is officially the tenth post in the Pearl Jam category here at the Laptop Sessions, rounding us off to an even ten just in time for the re-release of Ten for tomorrow’s New Music Tuesday, March 24th, 2009!

For all you new music fans, don’t forget to stop by the blog tomorrow night for an all-new high-quality Jim Fusco Tuesday.  I have it on good authority that he’ll be taking it to a WHOLE…  NOTHA….  LEH-VAL….

See you next session!

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell – Chords, Tabs, and How to Play

Originally posted 2011-07-08 00:59:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“Wichita Lineman”
Glen Campbell

Intro: Am7 – Gm7 (x2)

Gm                                     Bb7       Dm7                            Gm7
I am a lineman for the county, and I drive the main road,
Dm                       Am          G                 D
Searchin’ in the sun for another overload.
D                                        C                                                          G
I hear you singin’ in the wire.  I can hear you through the whine,
Gm                        D           C                    Bb7 – Am7 – Bb7 – Gm7
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line…

I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain.
And if it snows, that stretch down south won’t ever stand the strain.
And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time,
Gm                        D              C                     Bb7 – Gm7 – Bb7 – Gm7
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line.

Instrumental:   Bb7   C    Gm7    Dm – Am – G   D

And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time.
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line.

Outro:   Bb7   C   Gm7   Am7 (x2)

** These chords and lyrics are interpretations and transcriptions, respectively, and are the sole property of the copyright holder(s). They are posted on this website free of charge for no profit for the purpose of study and commentary, as allowed for under the “fair use” provision of U.S. copyright law, and should only be used for such personal and/or academic work. **