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I figured I would update the tab of Hotter Than Hell that was already there.
originally by robs@violet.berkeley.edu (Rob Schenk)

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.

Note values are written above the staff: w=whole note, h= half
q=quarter, e=eighth, etc.  A chord diagramAA 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         ....
    good, she         than           ...
    looked ...          hell...

     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 .....
     her and it was...      .....

   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?   ....
        can I ....


   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 ....
     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,              ....


   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 ...... . . . (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 ....
    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 .....

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 ....
        she couldn't      .....


   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 ....
      but ....


   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-----|--12--11--9--11-----12--12----|
|----10--12--12--10--12----12-----|--10---9--7---9-----10--10----|
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|

    e   e   e   e   e er  e er      e   e  e    h+e
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------o-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------|
|--12--14--14--12--14----14-----|--12--11--9--/12--------o-|
|--10--12--12--10--12----12-----|--10---9--7--/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.

I am . . .
M C chord diagramCC Vic - "That which does not kill me better run like hell."
gs01mcv@panther.gsu.edu
Check out the Skiptoe Home Page - If You Dare!!!!!!
<http://acmex.gatech.edu:8001/~gt9943a/skiptoe.html>
The Awesome M C chord diagramCC Vic Home Page is under construction:
<http://www.gsu.edu/~gs01mcv>

From gs01mcv@panther.Gsu.EDU Thu Dec  7 14:18:04 1995
MIME-Version: 1.0
Status: RO

When I sent this in last week I had an error in the solo section. Here it
is again with the error corrected.

Sorry  :{

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.

Note values are written above the staff: w=whole note, h= half
q=quarter, e=eighth, etc.  A chord diagramAA 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 ...
    good, she         than           ...
    looked ....

     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 ....
     her and it was...      ....

   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?   .....
        can I --                      so ....


   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 ....
     aroun...


   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,              ....


   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 ..... . . . (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....

    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 ....

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 ....
        she couldn't      ....


   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 ...
      but ...


   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 ....
     (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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