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Creatures Of The Night Tab (ver 2) - Kiss

 
Creatures Of The Night Tab
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CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (from the KISS-LP "CREATURES OF THE NIGHT")
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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---79---9---97---7---79---9---97---7--|
D|---------5---57---7---75---5---57---7---75---5--|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--79---9---9/7---7----77----9---X-5----7----------|
D|--57---7---7/5---5----59----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|----------------------------------------------------|
        

  end. 1                    end. 2
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G|-----------------5---7---|------5-----97-----------|
D|-----------------3---5---|------3-----75-----------|
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|----------------------------------------------------|
    

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|----------------------------------------------------|
   


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


  end. 2
E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9-------------------------------------|
D|--------------7-------------------------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   


Rhythm Fig. 3a

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

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|----------------------------------------------------|
   


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------7---------------------|
D|--------------7---------------5---------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------7---------------------|
D|--------------7---------------5---------------------|
A|-x0-x0-x0-x0------x0-x0-x0-x0-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   


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


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|----------------------------------------------------|
     


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|----------------------------------------------------|
    


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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Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. Easily identified by their trademark face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-1970s on the basis of their elaborate live performances, which featured fire-breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 34 gold albums to date.[1]The group's worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.[2]

The original lineup of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals), and Peter Criss (drums, percussion and vocals) is the most successful and identifiable. With their makeup and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book-style characters: The Demon (Simmons), Starchild (Stanley), Spaceman (Frehley), and The Catman (Criss). The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs. The "Demon" makeup reflected Gene's cynicism and dark elements. Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" due to his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic." Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet. Peter Criss' "Catman" makeup was in accordance with the belief that Peter had nine lives due to his rough childhood in Brooklyn. Due to creative differences, both Criss and Frehley were out of the group by 1982. The band's commercial fortunes had also waned considerably by that point.

In 1983, Kiss abandoned their makeup and enjoyed a commercial resurgence throughout the rest of the decade. Buoyed by a wave of Kiss nostalgia in the 1990s, the band announced a reunion of the original lineup (with makeup) in 1996. The resulting Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Lost Cities/Reunion Tour was the top-grossing act of 1996 and 1997. Criss and Frehley have since left Kiss again and have been replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, respectively. The band continues to perform, while Stanley and Simmons have remained the only two constant members.



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