Mr. Blackwell

Kiss



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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com
Standard tuning
Comments: There isn't much to this track guitarwise. The solo is the only
real point of attraction. The rhythms are simple, but effective, and has
a slightly effected sound (sound like a little chorus). Just watch out for
the slide at the end of Rhy. Fig 1. Just slide it in rhythm up the finger-
board until it's time to stop the strings. In case you don't want to sit
idly during the verses just play four open E's and two G's at the third fret
and you're home. Weird solo. Way overeffected and basically just a bunch
of strange slides and noise. Towards the end the multiple releases is done
with a delay while a second guitar fades in.
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

** = 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
E|--3------3----------3------3-------------------|
B|--3------3----------3------3-------------------|
G|--0------0----------0------0-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3------2----------3------2-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|--2--------2-----------------------------------|
D|--2--------2----4/-5----/----------------------|
A|--0--------0----2/-3----/----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 2
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------7-7------|
A|-----7\------5-----------7\------5----0-0------|
E|--0-------0-----------0-------0----------------|

 End1
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----7\------5-----------7\------0-0--0-1--2---|
E|--0-------0-----------0-------0----------------|

 End2
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------7-7-----7-7-------------|
A|-----7\------5---------0-0-----0-0-------------|
E|--0-------0-------0----------------------------|

Rhythm Fig.
E|--3-------------------3------------------------|
B|--3-------------------3------------------------|
G|--0-------------------0------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3-------------------2------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--3--------------------------------------------|
B|--3--------------------------------------------|
G|--0-------------------4--4--4--7---------------|
D|----------------------4--4--4--7---------------|
A|--3-------------------2--2--2--5---------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Solo
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------(0)---------|
G|--16-----------(16)p15---(15)b^----\--------------------16\15------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------0/---------------------|

Fade in
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------16\--------2~---0-4p2p0-2---9p7p0-9p7p0-9p7---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--12~--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--(7)/21\----7/-14-14b----------r14---pb14r14-pb14r14-pb14r14--14--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gradual bend
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12--------pb14r14-----14---12-11h12p11h12p11h12p11h12p11h12p11h--|
D|------14-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Delay Fade in 2nd guitar
E|-------------------------------------------------------15------15--|
B|---------------------------------------------------15------15------|
G|--12p11h12p11~------11-12/14-12-14b-14-12-14b~---------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                            Let ring - - - - - - - ->
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--r14-------12-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------14~------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Very wide vibrato and feedback
MR. BLACKWELL
Gene Simmons, Lewis Reed
 Bass only
I never said I was more than I am
Do what I want and I don't give a damn
You're all so weak you know it makes me ill
Don't like you now and probably never will
 Rby. Fig 1
You cheat and lie, and wonder why
You can't sleep at night
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 1
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
And we can tell
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 2
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
Why don't you go to hell
 Bass only
I am a sinner who just loves to sin
I am a fighter who just loves to win
I know the truth about this crummy oath
There's nothing here that can't be bought or sold
 Rby. Fig 1
You're cold and mean, and in between
You're rotten to the core
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 1
  (2x)
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
And we can tell
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
Why don't you go to hell
 Rby. Fig 3
You're a victim, a real disgrace
You should be banished from the human race
 Solo over Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 1
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 2
 Rby. Fig 1
 Bass only
We'll drink to sorrow then we'll drink to waste
We'll drink a toast to the inhuman race
Here's to the world and the times we're in
Here's to the kid a real man among men
 Rby. Fig 2
You're cold and mean, and in between
You're rotten to the core
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ end 1
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
And we can tell
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 2
You're not well, Mr. Blackwell
Why don't you go to hell
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 1
 Rby. Fig 2 w/ End 2


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