Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lita Ford-Living like a runaway



The last time Lita Ford did an album was in 2009 with Wicked Wonderland. That album was a huge departure from anything she had previously done however it was overall a total mess with her sounding completely uncomfortable and totally unconvincing. When I heard another album was coming my thoughts were that she would get back to doing more of a rock album probably similar to her late 80's-early 90's albums. Was I right? Not exactly. To be honest I think the last good thing Lita Ford did was "Dancin' on the edge" in 1984. Even though 1988's "Lita" made her a radio darling and earned her some money, it was still a watered down hard rock album that records that followed were even fluffier. The new album seems to have two types of songs-those that tired, worn out material like the title track and those that sound like half hearted attempts at modern hard rock like the lifeless "Relentless" and the almost promising but eventually tedious "Hate". She sounds better on the slower songs because on the medium tracks her voice begins to sound flat like she is struggling to keep going for the whole duration of the song. I think the best song on this album is "Devil in my head". It's a actually a good combination of a semi-modern sound with a strong riff and decent vocals. It's a shame there wasn't more of that kind connection on this album. It's a better attempt at doing something worthwhile than Wicked Wonderland  was, but the results are only slightly improved.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this heads-up! Now I won't be in a rush to hear this new Lita Ford. With all of the "quality" 80's era material that is coming out, you'd think Lita Ford would want to be a part of it all.

Stone \m/\m/

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