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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-----------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of #
#the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or   #
#research.                                                                 #
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (from the KISS-LP "CREATURES OF THE NIGHT")
----------------------

transcribed by Mark Perillo (mark@kisstabs.com)

D Tuning

Low E = D
    A = G
    D = C
    G = F
    B = A
    E = D

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
r^   = release-bend half-step
h^   = hammer-on
p^   = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Muted String (Palm Muting)
X    = Muted String (Fretboard Muting)
(\)  = Dive w/ Bar


I've seen alot of transcriptions to this song, they all tried to use standard
or Eb tuning. In reality the song uses a D type tuning which I have noted above.
Just make sure your A string is tuned to G, since that open note is a G. I remember
this song from a live video I saw in 1985. It's very weird I remembered the way it
was played, since I am not a HUGE fan of post makeup KISS. Vinnie Vincent plays in
an almost standard pentatonic position, but throws in alot of 80's flash, speed,
and whammy bar to spice this up.


Rhythm Fig. 1


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------7---7\9---9---9\7---7---7\9---9---9\7---7--|
D|---------5---5\7---7---7\5---5---5\7---7---7\5---5--|
A|----\-----------------------------------------------|
E|----\-----------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--7\9---9---9/7---7----7\7----9---X-5----7----------|
D|--5\7---7---7/5---5----5\9----7---X-3----5----------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 2

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------10----------------------|
D|----------------------------10----------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0----x8-x8-x8-x8------x0-x0-x0-x0--------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <----16x--->  <-----4x------>   <----4x--->

  end. 1                    end. 2
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----------------5---7---|------5-----9\7-----------|
D|-----------------3---5---|------3-----7\5-----------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0-x0----------|--------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-/15----------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------9-------------------5----7-----------|
D|---------------7-------------------3----5-----------|
A|--x0-x0-x0-x0---------x0-x0-x0-x0-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
    <------3x----->

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---5------------------------------------------------|
D|---3------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------3~--------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

  end. 1
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------9--7------------------|
D|--------------7---------------7--5------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9--X-5---X-7--------------------------|
D|--------------7--X-3---X-5--------------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


  end. 2
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9-------------------------------------|
D|--------------7-------------------------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


Rhythm Fig. 3a

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------9-------------------5----7-----------|
D|---------------7-------------------3----5-----------|
A|--x0-x0-x0-x0---------x0-x0-x0-x0-------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
    <------3x----->

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---5------------------------------------------------|
D|---3------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 4

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---x0--------------------------------8---10---------|
D|-------------------------------------8---10---------|
A|-------------------------------------6---8----------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   
  

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------10----------------------|
G|---x0--------------------8--10--9--9--9--9----------|
D|-------------------------8--10--9--9--9--9----------|
A|-------------------------6--8---7--7--7--7----------|
E|--------------------------------0--0--0--0----------|
   


Rhythm Fig. 4a

E|--------------------12------------------------------|
B|--13-12---13-12-10--10---12-10----12-10-10-10-------|
G|--12-12---12-12-10--10---12-10----12-10-9--10--8--10|
D|-----------------------------------------------8--10|
A|-----------------------------------------------6--8-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   

E|--------------------12------------------------------|
B|--13-12---13-12-10--10---12-10----12-10-10-10-------|
G|--12-12---12-12-10--10---12-10----12-10-9--10--8--10|
D|-----------------------------------------------8--10|
A|-----------------------------------------------6--8-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 5

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------7---------------------|
D|--------------7---------------5---------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------7---------------------|
D|--------------7---------------5---------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------7---------------------|
D|--------------7---------------5---------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9--X-5---X-7--------------------------|
D|--------------7--X-3---X-5--------------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   <-----3x----->


Riff. 6

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--5---2-2-------------------------------------------|
D|--5---2-2-------------------------------------------|
A|--3---0-0-------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Riff. 1

E|---17-17--------------------------------------------|
B|----------17-17----------------------------8~-------|
G|-----------------17(\)------------5--7b~------------|
D|------------------------------/7--------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------15\----------------------|


Riff. 2

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----9p^7--------------------------------------------|
D|---------10-9-7---7-5-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------7-5-3--0--3~-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
     <----Palm Mute All Notes------->


Riff. 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--5**~--7**~--8**~---3**~---------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff. 4

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------6p^5------8p^6p^5------------------------|
G|--5--7p^5--------7------------7p^5------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------3~--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff. 4

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------6p^5------8p^6p^5------------------------|
G|--5--7p^5--------7------------7p^5p^4----------2-2--|
D|---------------------------------------7-------2-2--|
A|-------------------------------------------3~--0-0--|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
    <----------Palm Mute All Notes------------>


Solo

E|---------------------------7-8p^7-------------------|
B|-----------------8---10b~---------10p^8-------------|
G|-------7b~----7b------------------------9/7p^5------|
D|--------------------------------------------5-------|
A|--0(\)----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------8-----7~------------10----8p^7--|
B|-----------------8b-----8--------8-10b-----10-------|
G|--7b-r7p^5--------------------/9--------------------|
D|-----------7(\)-------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------17----------------------------22**b~-|
B|-10~----20**b-----20p^17--------------20-15---------|
G|--------------------------17**~~--/17---------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

[Rhythm Fig.1] w/ [Riff. 1]

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 1] w/ [Riff. 2]
Searching in the darkness, running from the day
Hiding from tomorrow, nothing left to say

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 2] w/ [Riff. 2]
Victims of the moment, future deep in doubt
Living in a whisper till we start to shout

[Rhythm Fig.3 w/end.1] w/ [Riff. 3]
We're creatures of the night, we're creatures of the night

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 1] w/ [Riff. 2]
Breathing in the madness, spitting out the lies
Searching for an answer, keep your alibis

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 2] w/ [Riff. 2]
Don't know where we're goin', just know where we've been
Remember when the clock strikes twelve, the losers always win

[Rhythm Fig.3 w/end.2] w/ [Riff. 4]
We're creatures of the night, we're creatures of the night

[Rhythm Fig. 4] w/ [Rhythm Fig. 4a]

[Solo] w/ [Rhythm Fig. 5]

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 1] w/ [Riff. 2]
Searching in the darkness, running from the day
Hiding from tomorrow, nothing left to say

[Rhythm Fig. 2 w/end. 2] w/ [Riff. 2]
Gathering up our courage, ready for the fight
Howling in the shadows, till we start to bite

[Rhythm Fig. 3a](4x)
We're creatures of the night, we're creatures of the night
We're creatures of the night, we're creatures of the night
[Rhythm Fig. 6] w/[Riff. 4]

            
            
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MaggaraMarine 1,233 Sep 12, 2011 05:15 AM

It's played with capo, I checked a live video of it. The live was tuned in Eb but the studio version is in standard tuning, capo 3rd fret. And I think the first lick of intro solo is played with harmonics, it really sounds like it.

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