Originally Posted by CrashTheStone41
it's got some similarities. Warehouse, Satellite, and #34 actually.
Songs with this chord all stick out to me, despite that they're usually not similar in any other way. After Message in a Bottle and Every Breath You Take made that chord ubiquitous, it's hard not to note the similarity.
And it's basically a 5add9 chord, which is stacked 5ths. It's harmonically ambiguous like a 5th chord because it features no 3rd. Many people play the full major or minor versions of the chords as follows:
Built off of the E string:
C Major (add9): 8 10 12 9 8 8
C Minor (add9): 8 10 12 8 8 8
Or built off of the A string:
C Major (add9): X3575X(3)
C Minor (add9): X3574X(3)
It's also the same as this chor shape you see Dave use a fair amount:
Which is the same pitches as 579XXX.