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/ KISS / Crazy Nights (1987) / When Your Walls Come Down guitar tab

WHEN YOUR WALLS COME DOWN (from the KISS CD "CRAZY NIGHTS")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: This song is dense so I might be a little off here and there.
As a whole this album is very cluttered sonically, the guitars take up
a lot of space and the keyboards infest almost every song. It still
sounds pretty good and there?s some cool songs but for transcribing it
is a nightmare. Here it is very hard to hear the last time the clean
guitar comes in. Also, the solo is kick-ass fast in some places. I
can?t really claim to be accurate there.


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
#(#) = Trill
**   = 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|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--9-----------12-----12----12----14--------------|
D|--9--9-----------10-----10----10----12--------------|
A|--7--7----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--9----------------------------------------------|
D|--9--9---------------------0--5**~---4--------------|
A|--7--7------------------2---------------------------|
E|---------------0--2--3------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 2

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--9-----------12-----12----12----14--------------|
D|--9--9-----------10-----10----10----12--------------|
A|--7--7----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------8p-7-----8p-7----------------|
G|--9--9-----------------7-----7--7-----7-------------|
D|--9--9----------------------------------------------|
A|--7--7----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                        Let ring - - - - >


Rhythm Fig. 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--9-----------12-----12----12----14--------------|
D|--9--9-----------10-----10----10----12--------------|
A|--7--7----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|-------------------------------------0--------------|
B|-------------------------------------0--------------|
G|--9--9----------------------------------4-----------|
D|--9--9---------------------0--5**~------4-----------|
A|--7--7------------------2---------------------------|
E|---------------0--2--3------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 4

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--6---------------6/--9-----4--6--------------------|
D|--6---------------6/--9-----4--6--------------------|
A|--4------------4---------4-----4--------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|




E|----------------------------0--------0--------------|
B|-------------------------------4--------4-----------|
G|--2----------2-------2/--4--------4--------4--------|
D|--2----------2--------------------------------------|
A|--0----0--0--0----0---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                           Let ring - - - - - >


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--6---------------6/-9-----4--6---------------------|
D|--6---------------6/-9-----4--6---------------------|
A|--4------------4--------4-----4---------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--2-----------2-----------------------2-------------|
D|--2-----4-----2-----4--2--------4-----2-------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 5

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--2----2----2----2------4----4----4----4------------|
D|--2----2----2----2------4----4----4----4------------|
A|--0----0----0----0------2----2----2----2------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   < - - - 2x - - - >    < - - - 2x - - - >


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--2----2----2----2-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-------|
D|--2----2----2----2-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-------|
A|--0----0----0----0-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   < - - - 3x - - - >




Rhythm Fig. 6 (Clean electric with chorus, let ring)

E|-------0--------0--------------2--------2-----------|
B|----------0--------0--------------2--------2--------|
G|--2----------2--------2---4----------4--------4-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
       < - - - 2x - - - >       < - - - 2x - - - >



E|-------0--------0-----------------------------------|
B|----------0--------0--------------------------------|
G|--2----------2--------2-----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
       < - - - 2x - - - >



Rhythm Fig. 7 (Let ring)

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|---8p-7-----8p-7-----10p-9-----11p-10--13p-12-------|
G|---7-----7--7-----7--9------9--10------12------12---|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--14------------------------------------------------|
D|--14------------------------------------------------|
A|--12------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 8

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9----9--9----9-------7----7--7----7---------------|
D|--7----7--7----7-------5----5--5----5---------------|
A|--0----0--0----0-------0----0--0----0---------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   < - - 2x - - - >     < - - 2x - - - >


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--9----9--9----9-------7---7---5----5--5------------|
D|--7----7--7----7-------5---4---3----3--3------------|
A|--0----0--0----0-------0---0---0----0--0------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   < - - 2x - - - >



Rhythm Fig. 9

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|--3----3----3----3------5----5----5----5------------|
A|--3----3----3----3------5----5----5----5------------|
E|--1----1----1----1------3----3----3----3------------|
   < - - - 2x - - - >    < - - - 2x - - - >


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--2----2----2----2-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-------|
D|--2----2----2----2-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-------|
A|--0----0----0----0-----2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   < - - - 2x - - - >



Rhythm Fig. 10 (Clean electric with chorus, let ring)

E|-------5--------5--------------7--------7-----------|
B|----------6--------6--------------8--------8--------|
G|--5----------5--------5---7----------7--------7-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
        < - - - 2x - - - >      < - - - - 2x - - - >


E|------9---------9---------------9---------9---------|
B|---------10--------10--------------10--------10-----|
G|--9----------9---------9---9-----------9---------9--|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
      < - - - - 2x - - - >


E|--11----------11------------------------------------|
B|------12----------12--------------------------------|
G|----------11----------11----------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff 1 (Fade in)

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-0---------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
   P.M. - - - - - - - - - - - - - >


Riff 2

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-(/)-(\)-(/)-(\)---------------------------------|
   Start with bar down and gradually bring it up


Riff 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-(\)---------------------0-(\)-------------------|



Riff 4 (Clean electric with chorus, let ring)

E|----------0--------0--------------------------------|
B|-------------4--------4-----------------------------|
G|--2/--4---------4--------4--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Riff 5

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|--3~-----2~-----------------------------------------|



Intro solo

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15b~-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------16b^^~----16-15-14-12----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------14~----12**----------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------14-13-12-10----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|




E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------12-15p12----12-15p12----|
G|-----------------------------------14b--------------14-------------|
D|--------------------------0(\)-------------------------------------|
A|--10h12p10---------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------12-10-12**----------------------------------------------|




E|----------------12h15p12----15p12----12h15p12----------------------|
B|-------------------------15-------15----------15p12----------------|
G|--15-14-12~-----------------------------------------12h14~---------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|




E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12**p11-------12**p11--------------------------------------------|
D|----------12**----------12-11**------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



Solo

E|---------------5*(\)-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------8b**----8b-r8p5-------------------------|
G|--5*(\)------------------------------------5-5h7~-----5h7-t12-5h7--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|




E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--t12-5h7-t12/-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------t12-5h7-t12-5h7-----------------t12-5h7-t12-5h7----|
A|--------------------------------t12-5h7-t12-5h7--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|




E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------15----------------------------|
G|-------------------------------16b------16b-r16p14-16b^^--t19-t19--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--t12-5h7-t12-5h7p5\3h5~-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                     Hold bend - - >



E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--r16p14h16p14-t19-14~---------7**--5~-----------------------------|
D|----------------------------7----------7-5----5-7~-----------------|
A|--------------------------------------------7-----------------10---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------10-12------|
                             P.M.        P.M.



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




E|-----10-12-10----10-12-13~-----------------------------------------|
B|--13----------13---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



Outro solo

E|---------------------------------------------12-----------12-------|
B|--5**~---------5**~------------------15b~-------15p12-15b----15p12-|
G|---------5~-----------5*(\)----------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|




E|-------12-----------12-15p12-------15p12----12---------------------|
B|--15b-----15p12-15b----------15p12-------15------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                 (fade out)


KISS albums
1998 Psycho Circus
1996 MTV Unplugged
1992 Revenge
1989 Hot In The Shade
1987 Crazy Nights
1985 Asylum
1984 Animalize
1983 Lick It Up
1982 Creatures Of The Night
1982 Killers
1981 Music from 'The Elder'
1980 Kiss Unmasked
1979 Dynasty
1978 Paul Stanley
1978 Peter Criss
1978 Ace Frehley
1977 Love Gun
1976 Rock and Roll Over
1976 Destroyer
1975 Dressed To Kill
1974 Hotter Than Hell
1974 Kiss
Crazy Nights tabs
01Crazy Crazy Nights tabbass tab
02I'll Fight Hell To Hold You tabbass tab
03Bang Bang You tabbass tab
04No, No, No tabbass tab
05Hell Or High Water tabbass tab
06My Way tabbass tab
07When Your Walls Come Down tabbass tab
08Reason To Live tabbass tab
09Good Girl Gone Bad tabbass tab
10Turn On The Night tabbass tab
11Thief In The Night tabbass tab

 

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