Kiss - Boomerang tab

BOOMERANG (from the KISS CD "HOT IN THE SHADE")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: Well, not quite. It's slightly below standard tuning, I suggest
you tune to the open A-chord in Rhy. Fig . I think this is the worst song
KISS has ever recorded. The main riff might have been cool but the
production is so bad it's hard to hear what the riff actually is. The
verse isn't a complete throwaway but the modulation to G#m manages to ruin
that too. The only thing worth salvaging here is the Solo. Bruce gets to
start things off with his usual tapping but when it goes to the part
that is without backing he lets loose with a very cool tap/pull-off part.
Easily one of the coolest licks Bruce has ever done. Since the tempo here
is in the neighborhood of 280 bpm the riffs may look very spacious. Had
I notated in double-time the sixteenths would have taken over and things
would have gotten pretty hard to read.

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. 1a

E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------5p-0--5--6--7-----|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------5--5--5-------------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7-------------7--7--7----| P.M. - - - - - - >
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------5p-0--5--6--7-----|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------x--8----x--7--------|A|---------------------------x--8----x--7--------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7----x--6----x--5--------|
Rhythm Fig. 1b
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------5p-0--5--6--7-----|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------5--5--5-------------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7-------------7--7--7----| P.M. - - - - - - >
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------5p-0--5--6--7-----|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
End 1
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------x--8----7----5------|A|---------------------------x--8----7----5------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7----x--6----5----3------|
End 2
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------2----2--3----4------|D|---------------------------2----2--3----4------|A|---------------------------0----0--1----2------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
End 3
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|--3------4------5-------6------7---------------|
End 4
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|--7------6------5-------4------2---------------|E|--8------7------6-------5------3---------------|
End 5
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3---------------------3----------------------|G|--2------2--------------2----------------------|D|--0------2--------------0----------------------|A|---------0-------------------------------------|E|----------------3--------------3~--------------|
End 6
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3---------------------3----------------------|G|--2------2--------------2------2---------------|D|--0------2--------------0------2---------------|A|---------0---------------------0---------------|E|----------------3------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3--------------------------------------------|G|--0--------------------------------------------|D|--0--------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|--3--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|---------------------9-------------------------|D|--2------------------9-------------------------|A|--2------------------7-------------------------|E|--0--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|---------------------9\------------------------|D|--2------------------9\------------------------|A|--2------------------7\------------------------|E|--0--------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 2a
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--2--------------------------------------------|D|--2--------------------------------------------|A|--0--------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 2b
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4--4--4--4------4--4--4--4-------------------|D|--4--4--4--4------4--4--4--4-------------------|A|--2--2--2--2------2--2--2--2-------------------|E|----------------------------------14\----------|
Rhythm Fig. 3
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4------4-------------------------------------|D|--4------4-------------------------------------|A|--2------2-------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3------3------3------------------------------|G|--0------0------2-------------------------2----|D|--0------0------0-------------------------2----|A|------------------------------------------0----|E|--3------3-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4------4-------------------------------------|D|--4------4-------------------------------------|A|--2------2-------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3------3------3----3-------------------------|G|--0------0------0----2--------------------2----|D|--0------0------0----0--------------------2----|A|------------------------------------------0----|E|--3------3------3------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4------4-------------------------------------|D|--4------4-------------------------------------|A|--2------2-------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3------3------3----------------------3--3----|G|--0------0------2----------------------0--0----|D|--0------0------0----------------------0--0----|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|--3------3-----------------------------3--3----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--2p---0----2----------------------------------|D|--2p---0----2----------------------------------|A|--0---------0----------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3--------------------------------------------|G|--0--------------------------------------------|D|--0--------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|--3--------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 4
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|--6--------------------------------------------|A|--6--------------------------------------------|E|--4--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4--------------------------------------------|D|--4------------------4-------------------------|A|--2------------------4-------------------------|E|---------------------2-------------------------|
End 1
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|--6--------------------------------------------|A|--6--------------------------------------------|E|--4--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4------------------6-------------------------|D|--4------------------6----------4--4-----------|A|--2------------------4----------4--4-----------|E|--------------------------------2--2-----------|
End 2
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--2--------------------------------------------|D|--2--------------------------------------------|A|--0--------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--4------5------5------6------6----7-----------|D|--4------5------5------6------6----7-----------|A|--2------3------3------4------4----5-----------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 5
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--3--------------------------------------------|G|--2--------------------------------------------|D|--0--------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|---------2------2------------2------2----------|A|---------2------2------------2------2----------|E|--3b-----0------0-----3b-----0------0----------| 1/4-step bends - - - - - >
End 1
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--5------5------5/7----5-----------------------|D|--5------5------5/7----5-----------------------|A|--3------3------3-5----3-----------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 6
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--9---------------------------7----------------|D|--9---------------------------7----------------|A|--7---------------------------5----------------|E|--0--------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--5---------------------------3----------------|D|--5---------------------------3----------------|A|--3---------------------------1----------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 1
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------5*(/)-------------------------|G|--12-(\)---------5*(/)-------------------------|D|--12-(\)---------5*(/)-------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------| Start w/ bar down and release it
Riff 2
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|--0----3p-0--5p-0--6/-7------------------------|
Riff 3
E|--15-15---15------15p14p12---------------------|B|--14-14---14b^-------------15p14p12------------|G|------------------------------------14p12------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15-15---15-----------------------------------|B|--14-14---14b^---------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15-15---15------15p14p12---------------------|B|--14-14---14b^-------------15p14p12------------|G|------------------------------------14p12------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15-15---15-----------/17--17--17-------------|B|--14-14---14b^---------/16--16--16-------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15~-----------------------------12-----------|B|--14~------------------15b~----------15p12-----|G|-------------------------------------------14--|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------| Wide vib. w/ bar
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--12h15p12----12-------------------------------|G|-----------14----14-12h14p12-------------------|D|-----------------------------14p12\11-12b------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|----r12p11(\/)(\/)(\)--------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 4
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--12-(\)---------------------------------------|D|--12-(\)---------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 5
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--12----13----13----14---14---15---------------|G|--14b---15b---15b---16b--16b--17b--------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 6
E|--15---15-15--15-----------15b---r15-12h15p12--|B|--14---14-14--14b^-----------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15p12h14p12----12----------------------------|B|--------------15----15p12h14p12----12-15p14p12-|G|--------------------------------14-------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------15---15-15--15----------------|B|-----------------14---14-14--14b^--------------|G|--14p12~---------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--15p14p12-------------------------------------|B|--12-------15p12-------------------------------|G|-----------------15p14p12----------------------|D|--------------------------14-------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------| < - - - - - 4x - - - - >
End 1
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--12----12----12---12--------------------------|G|--14b---14b---14b--14b~------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 7
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|--5*--(\/)-(\)---------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 8
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|--------------0(\)-----------------------------|D|--12~------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|------------------12*(\)-----------------------|D|--12~------/14---------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------| Don't pick
Solo 1
E|----------------------------------3*-(\)-------/7**----------------|B|-----------5*-(\)---(/)--------------------------------------------|G|--7*---5*----------------4*---3*----------------------7**-(\/\/\)--|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--3p0-h5p3p0--t8p5p3-t8/10p8p5-t10p8p5-t10p8p5-t10p8-t10p8p5-t10p8-|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| < 6x > < 6x >
E|--------------------------t12p10-t12p10p7-t12/15p12p10-t17p12h15---|B|--t10p8p5-t12p10-t12p10p8------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--t18p12h15-t19p12h15-t20p12h15-t21p12h15-t22p12h15-15b-----t22----|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--r15---------------p15---t22p15---t21p15-t19p15-t19/21p15-t19p15--|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| While holding tap
E|--t19/21p15p12-t17p15-t17/19p15p12-t17p15p12-----------------------|B|---------------------------------------------h15p12-t17p15p12------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--t17p15p12h15b--r15-15b--r15p12-t17p15p12-------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------t16p14p12-t16p14p12h14b-|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------14b^-r14p12-14b^-r14-|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--r14-t16p12h14p12-t16p14b--r14p12\--------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--p12----12-----------------------------------14b^-r14p12-14b^-r14-|B|------15----14b^-r14p12----12--------------------------------------|G|------------------------14----14p12--------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--p12----12-----------------------------------14b^-r14p12-14b^-r14-|B|------15----14b^-r14p12----15--------------------------------------|G|------------------------14-14b-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--p12----12---------------------------15---16---17---18---19---20--|B|------15----14b^-r14p12----12---------12---13---14---15---16---17--|G|------------------------14----14p12--------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--21~--------------------------------------------------------------|B|--18~--------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------0-(\)-------------------------| Extreme vib. w/ bar
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--/5-----(\/)--t10~---0h3h5p3p0h5p3p0------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------4p2p0h4p2p0-------4p2p0------|D|--------------------------------------------------4p2p0------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------5p3p0h5p3p0-3p0h3h5p3p0h5~-5h8p5p0h8p5p0-10~---10p8p0-10~--|G|--4p2p0------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------12b----r12----------------------------------------------|B|----8h10p8--------------15b-15-12-----------15b-----15b--15--------|G|----------------------------------14b-14-12------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| < - - - 2x - - - - >
E|-------------------------------------------------15---15-----------|B|--15b-15-12------------12~----\------------------14---14b^---------|G|------------14b-14-12----------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------15b---r15p12-14h15p14p12----12-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------15----15p14p12----------------------|G|----------------------------------------------15p14p12~------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----15-15---15-----------------15p12-------------------------------|B|----14-14---14b^---------------12-----15p12------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------15p14p12---------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------14------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| < - - - - 2x - - - - - >
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--11h12p11\9h11p9\7h9p7\5h7p5-5*-(\)-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--7*----5*---------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------5*~-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------| Wide vib. w/ bar
E|---------------------12\-------------------------------------------|B|--15b~---------------12\-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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