Lita Ford: Living Like A Runaway - Page 2
But Lita persevered and continued to tear down walls with her phenomenal playing and songwriting skills. She became my beacon of light. So much so that a few years later I really brought the metal to school. One of my high school music theory projects was to transpose any song of my choosing into an orchestral piece for jazz band.
I recall the assignment was to rewrite the music from the song and change it into something that could be played for everything from trumpets to saxophones. Guess which song I chose?
"Gotta Let Go" by Lita Ford.
Over the years I've been an avid follower of Lita Ford. From the songs "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever" (her duet with Ozzy Osbourne) to the guilty pleasure of "Shot of Poison" her music and guitar work never ceases to amaze.
Although that grueling summer of 1985 may be a distant memory to many I'll never forget the day Lita became the Queen to me.
And now, the Queen has returned with a vengeance.
On June 19th Lita Ford will release her latest album: "Living Like A Runaway" (SPV/Steamhammer). Produced by Lita Ford and Gary Hoey (another amazing guitarist) "Living Like A Runaway" is quite honestly one of the best rock albums of the 21st century. To me, it simply is Lita's BEST record to date.
Whereas most albums usually contain one "hit" song buried within eight or nine other tracks of filler, "Living Like A Runaway" is a true album experience from start to finish.
With contributions by lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig, Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) Lita has brought out some "big guns" for this project.
There's even a bonus track containing a killer rendition of the Elton John classic: "The Bitch Is Back" which features The Uptown Horns.
Lita and Gary Hoey's guitar work on this album is genuine and nothing short of bad ass. The record contains enough killer riffs, solos and guitar harmony to make even an army of male metal-heads bow in reverence.
In addition to the killer grooves from songs like "Branded", "Hate" and "The Devil in My Head" the album also takes you on the musical journey of Lita's life. From her days carrying her own guitar on her back on the title track to the personal song for her children in "Mother".Continued on the next page