Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ben Kweller "Wasted and Ready" guitar chords and lyrics

I have to give a big 'shout-out' to my two darlin' daughters for always helping out with suggestions for artists and songs to work out and add to this blog and to my chords and lyrics site
I certainly wouldn't have gotten to hear Ben Kweller's music without them.

"Wasted and Ready" is Ben's first single, taken from the debut album "Sha Sha". It's a kind of 'bubblegum rock' song which draws a lot from Weezer, and actually reminded me of Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" ( another blast from the past! ), although Kweller quotes Nils Lofgren as the primary inspiration for his writing.

It's a really fun song to play, I've chorded it for acoustic, 'though it's actually probably more suited for jamming on electric with bass and drums - in which case you would mainly be using power chords, so just substitute E5 for E, A5 for A, G#5 for G#m etc.

This one is probably not for the early learning guitarist, as the chords will be quite tricky - E, G#m, A, F#m, C and D, and there are very 'rocky' strumming patterns.

I will definitely be checking out Ben's other releases ( His latest album "Changing Horses" was released in 2009, and from what I hear is more laid back and country, but I'm especially looking forward to hearing songs from "Bens", a collaborative EP made with Ben Folds and Ben Lee.

I have posted my version of "Wasted and Ready" in basic chords and lyrics format to my Rock songs chords page, just click on the link below:

Rock Guitar chords and lyrics to "Wasted and Ready" by Ben Kweller

Play along with a live version of the song on the video above, or with the studio version on Youtube at Ben Kweller "Wasted and Ready" on YouTube

Check out the Ben Kweller albums and other recordings, including "Sha Sha", "The Bens" and "Changing Horses" at CD Universe: Ben Kweller music at CD Universe

If you're looking to improve your guitar playing, check out my list of cool and useful guitarist resources on my Online Guitarist Resources page

Enjoy your music!

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