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Hotter Than Hell - by Kiss
Original version on the album Hotter Than Hell (1974)
Words and music by Paul Stanley

Transcribed by Mark Vignati (gs01mcv@panther.gsu.edu)

Note about tuning: For some reason, this song is the only one on 
the album Hotter Than Hell that is tuned one whole step below
standard pitch. All other songs for this album are one half step
below standard, and the live version of Hotter Than Hell on Alive!
is one half-step down also. Just be aware of this when you play 
along with either the album or studio version.
[Tab Mod's note - original version is actually tuned somewhere between a half and a whole step down]

Note values are written above the staff: w=whole note, h= half
q=quarter, e=eighth, etc.  A rest will be followed by an 'r'.
'Ghost' or 'grace' notes (such as in bar 3 of riff 1) will be
noted by an *.
Lyrics will be under staff, as physically close to their rhythmic
placement in the song as ASCII will allow.

Song is in 4/4.

Beginning (Riff 1)

     e  e  h.r     e  e  q.r  s s s s s s      e  e er  * e  e e q
|---------------|--------------------------|------------------------|
|-o-------------|--3--3--------------------|------------------------|
|----2--2-------|--2--2-----------2h5p2p0--|--2--2------------------|
|-o--2--2-------|--0--0-------2h5----------|--2--2-----5h7--7-7-7\--|
|----0--0-------|--------------------------|--0--0------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------|------------------------|

   e  e  q.  s s s s s s
|--------3------------------|
|--3--3--3----------------o-|
|--2--2--0-------2h5p2p0----|
|--0--0--0---2h5----------o-|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|

Verse

     e  e  h.r     e  e   h.r      e  e   h.r     e  e     h.r
|---------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------|
|---------------|--3--3---------|--------------|--3--3-------------|
|----2--2-------|--2--2---------|--2--2--------|--2--2-------------|
|----2--2-------|--0--0---------|--2--2--------|--0--0-------------|
|----0--0-------|---------------|--0--0--------|-------------------|
|---------------|---------------|--------------|-------------------|
    She looked      hotter         all dressed
    good, she         than           in satins
    looked ...          hell...             and lace . . .

     e  e   h.r    e  e   h.r        e  h+q.r
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------|--3--3-----------|-----------------|
|----2--2-------|--2--2-----------|--2--------------|
|----2--2-------|--0--0-----------|--2--------------|
|----0--0-------|-----------------|--0--------------|
|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   I looked at         much too          I had to get
     her and it was...      clear...        on the case . . .

   e  e  q.  s s s s s s
|--------3------------------|
|--3--3--3------------------|
|--2--2--0-------2h5p2p0----|
|--0--0--0---2h5------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


     e  e  h.r     e  e   h.r      e  e   h.r   
|---------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|--3--3---------|--------------|
|----2--2-------|--2--2---------|--2--2--------|
|----2--2-------|--0--0---------|--2--2--------|
|----0--0-------|---------------|--0--0--------|
|---------------|---------------|--------------|
   I said Lady     take ya home?   There's just
        can I --                      so much we could do . . .


   e  e  q.  s s s s s s
|--------3------------------|
|--3--3--3------------------|
|--2--2--0-------2h5p2p0----|
|--0--0--0---2h5------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


  e  e  qr  e  e  qr     e  e  qr   e  e  qr
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
|-2--2------2--2------|--0--0-------0--0-------|
|-2--2------2--2------|--0--0-------0--0-------|
|-0--0------0--0------|--2--2-------2--2-------|
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
  I'll take ya all        whole wide world . . .
     around the . . . 


   e  e  e  e  e  e er  e     (w)
|-----------------3--------|--------------|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|--------------|
|--2--2--2--2--2--0-----2--|--(2)---------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----2--|--(2)---------|
|-----------------2-----0--|--(0)---------|
|-----------------3--------|--------------|
   She blah blah blah -?-?-?- there . . .
        (Never could figure these out, sorry  :)

Chorus

    e er  e er  e er  e er      e er  e er  e er  e er
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
         Hot, hot,              Hotter than hell,
         

   e er e er  e er  e er       e er  e er  e er  e er
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--7----7----12----12-----|---14----14----14----14--------|
|--7----7----12----12-----|---14----14----14----14--------|
|--7----7----12----12-----|---14----14----14----14--------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
   Ya know she's gonna
      leave ya well done . . . . (undone?)


    e er  e er  e er  e er      e er  e er  e er  e er
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--14----14----14----14----|---12----12----12----12-------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
         Hot, hot,              Hotter than hell,

    h      h       w               h       h 
|----------3----|-------------|------------3-------------|
|---3------3----|-------------|----3-------3-------------|
|---2------0----|--2----------|----2-------0-------------|
|---0------0----|--2----------|----0-------0-------------|
|----------2----|--0----------|------------2-------------|
|----------3----|-------------|------------3-------------|
   Burn ya like
       the midday - sun - 

Guitar solo interlude 
(Ace does solo I haven't figured out, Paul plays this)

     e  e  h.r     e  e  q.r  s s s s s s      e  e er  * e  e e q
|--------------|--------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------|--3--3--------------------|------------------------|
|---2--2-------|--2--2-----------2h5p2p0--|--2--2------------------|
|---2--2-------|--0--0-------2h5----------|--2--2-----5h7--7-7-7\--|
|---0--0-------|--------------------------|--0--0------------------|
|--------------|--------------------------|------------------------|

   e  e  q.  s s s s s s
|--------3-----------------|
|--3--3--3-----------------|
|--2--2--0-------2h5p2p0---|
|--0--0--0---2h5-----------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|


Verse 2

     e  e  h.r          e  e   h.r      e  e   h.r   
|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
|--------------------|--3--3---------|--------------|
|----2--2------------|--2--2---------|--2--2--------|
|----2--2------------|--0--0---------|--2--2--------|
|----0--0------------|---------------|--0--0--------|
|--------------------|---------------|--------------|
   I asked her why      Make up her      She said you
        she couldn't      mind . . .       don't understand . . .


   e  e  q.  s s s s s s
|--------3------------------|
|--3--3--3------------------|
|--2--2--0-------2h5p2p0----|
|--0--0--0---2h5------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


  e  e  qr  e  e  qr     e  e  qr   e  e  qr
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
|-2--2------2--2------|--0--0-------0--0-------|
|-2--2------2--2------|--0--0-------0--0-------|
|-0--0------0--0------|--2--2-------2--2-------|
|---------------------|--3--3-------3--3-------|
  I'd love to go          thing you should know . . .
      but there's one 


   e  e  e  e  e  e er  e     (w)
|-----------------3--------|--------------|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--------|--------------|
|--2--2--2--2--2--0-----2--|--(2)---------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----2--|--(2)---------|
|-----------------2-----0--|--(0)---------|
|-----------------3--------|--------------|
  She -?-?-?- me all the way there
     (Sorry, don't know this either  :)

Do two choruses, then to the...
Guitar solo:

      e   e   e   e   e er  e er      e   e  e  e  er  e   q
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-o-------------------------------|------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-o--12--14--14--12--14----14-----|--10--9--7--10-----12--12-----|
|----10--12--12--10--12----12-----|--8---7--5--8------10--10-----|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|

    e   e   e   e   e er  e er      e   e  e    h+e
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------o-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--12--14--14--12--14----14-----|--10---9--7---/12-------o-|
|--10--12--12--10--12----12-----|--8----7--5---/10---------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|


Sorry I don't know the solos, but maybe someone can appent this 
transcription. The final solo is doubletracked in the studio, with
two separate solos going at once. Ace uses one of these for the
live version solo.

            
            
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monkey_xxx2003 660 Mar 03, 2005 07:00 PM

this tab is excellent. i like it. you did a pretty good job on it man. i will give it a five star.

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rocknroll420 21 Dec 08, 2005 06:00 AM

good tab kiss rocks!!!!

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ChubbyLove 40 Dec 14, 2005 02:25 PM

Great Tab!
The
-5h7-7-7-7-
doesnt sound right
but what the hell do i know?
I give ya a 5 anyway, everything is fine cept that one thing i just let the 7 Ring...

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