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Rock Bottom Tab

by Kiss
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Intro

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Tuned down 1/2-step

Comments: As you can see I've chosen to separate this song into two parts,
one tab for the all-acoustic intro, and this tab for the "actual" song.
There are three guitars running through this one: Paul's main electric
on the left, Ace's electric on the left and an acoustic that doubles Ace
during the verse. Which part it doubles in the chorus (or if it plays a
part all its own) I can't say but it's there, once again showing that
this album probably has the most acoustic guitar of any KISS album 
(not counting Unplugged, that is). The solo is short but sweet. Classic
Ace moves here: the minor-to-major third hammer-on, plenty of bends,
a nice scalar passage (which features two decending fourths which isn't
that common), and those cool grace-slides at the end.


Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum


Rhythm Fig. 1
                                               
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------7----7----------------------|
Db|--5----7----------7----7--7-------------------|
Ab|--5----7----------5----5--7-------------------|
Eb|--3----5------------------5-------------------|


                                           
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------7----7----------------------|
Db|--2----4----------7----7--7-------------------|
Ab|--2----4----------5----5--7-------------------|
Eb|-(0)--(2)-----------------5-------------------|


End 1
                                         
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--7----7--------------------------------------|
Db|--7----7--7-----------------------------------|
Ab|--5----5--7-----------------------------------|
Eb|----------5-----------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 2 (Doubled by acoustic)
                                           
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3----2----------3----3--2-------------------|
Gb|--0----2----------2----2--2-------------------|
Db|--0----2----------0----0--2-------------------|
Ab|--x----0------------------0-------------------|
Eb|--3-------------------------------------------|


                                           
Eb|--0----2--------------------------------------|
Bb|--0----2----------3----3--2-------------------|
Gb|--1---(2)---------2----2--2-------------------|
Db|--2----4----------0----0--2-------------------|
Ab|--2----4------------------0-------------------|
Eb|--0----2--------------------------------------|


End 1
                                         
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|--3----3--2-----------------------------------|
Gb|--2----2--2-----------------------------------|
Db|--0----0--2-----------------------------------|
Ab|----------0-----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 3
                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------7-----------|
Db|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------7-----------|
Ab|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------5-----------|
Eb|--7----7--------------------------------------|


                                              
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--7/-9--9--------------------------7----------|
Db|--7/-9--9----------7--9--7--9------7----------|
Ab|--5/-7--7----------7--9--7--9------5----------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 4
                                                  
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--11----11----------9--11--9--11------14------|
Db|--9-----9-----------7--9---7--9-------12------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


                                                    
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--14/-16--16----------9--11--9--11------14----|
Db|--12/-14--14----------7--9---7--9-------12----|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 5a
                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------7-----------|
Db|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------7-----------|
Ab|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------5-----------|
Eb|--7----7--------------------------------------|


                                        
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------9------------------------|
Db|--7------------------9------------------------|
Ab|--7------------------7------------------------|
Eb|--5-------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 5b
                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------7-----------|
Db|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------7-----------|
Ab|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------5-----------|
Eb|--7----7--------------------------------------|


                                        
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--7-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7-------------------------------------------|
Eb|--5-------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 6a
                                                  
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--11----11----------9--11--9--11------14------|
Db|--9-----9-----------7--9---7--9-------12------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


                                         
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--14------------------9-----------------------|
Db|--14------------------9-----------------------|
Ab|--12------------------7-----------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 6b
                                                  
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--11----11----------9--11--9--11------14------|
Db|--9-----9-----------7--9---7--9-------12------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


                                         
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--14------------------------------------------|
Db|--14------------------------------------------|
Ab|--12------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 7
                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------2-----------|
Ab|--9----9----------7--9--7--9------2-----------|
Eb|--7----7--------------------------0-----------|


                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----7----7---------7----7---------------------|
Db|----7----7--7------7----7--7------------------|
Ab|----5----5--7------5----5--7------------------|
Eb|------------5--------------5------------------|



Solo

Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------5-8b~-------------|
Gb|--7b-r7p5---------------5h6-------------------|
Db|----------7-----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Eb|--10b---10b---10b--10--8--10--8~--------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------10---------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|--10b^^----10b^^-----10b^^~-------8--10--8----|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
                           Wide vib.


Eb|--8p5-----------------------------------------|
Bb|------5--8p5----------------------------------|
Gb|-------------8-7-5------5--7--7b-r7p5---------|
Db|--------------------5h7---------------7~------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|



Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--3/5\3---------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------3/5\3----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|








ROCK BOTTOM
Stanley, Frehley

[Rhy. Fig 1] (2x)
I can't wait a day
I don't care what you say
Oh yeah, you got to pay
When you hit rock bottom
And you're there to stay

[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ Rhy. Fig 2]
Sometimes late at night
I want to hold you tight
[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ End 1 and Rhy. Fig 2 w/ End 1]
Oh no, you got to pay
Girl, you hit rock bottom
And you're there to stay

[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ Rhy. Fig 4]
Rock bottom
Girl, you know you oughta treat me good
[Rhy. Fig 5a w/ Rhy. Fig 6a]
Rock bottom
Oh, you never treat me like you should

[Solo over Rhy. Fig 1 w/ Rhy. Fig 2 (2x)]

[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ Rhy. Fig 2]
Hard times got me down
Good times ain't around
[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ End 1 and Rhy. Fig 2 w/ End 1]
Now I got the mind to say
Girl, you hit rock bottom
And you're there to stay

[Rhy. Fig 5a w/ Rhy. Fig 6a]
Rock bottom
Girl, you know you oughta treat me good
[Rhy. Fig 5b w/ Rhy. Fig 6b]
Rock bottom
Yeah, you never treat me like you should
[Rhy. Fig 5a w/ Rhy. Fig 6a]
Rock bottom
Girl, you know you oughta treat me good
[Rhy. Fig 5b w/ Rhy. Fig 6b]
Rock bottom
Yeah, you never treat me like you should
[Rhy. Fig 5a w/ Rhy. Fig 6a]
Rock bottom
[Rhy. Fig 7]
Rock bottom, ow
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