“Living Like A Runaway” is a strong album, but it did have some filler and lesser cuts including Nikki Sixx’s “A Song To Slit Your Wrists By” that simply felt uninspired. But let’s focus on the positive! Three other standout tracks of note are “Asylum” which opens with a killer guitar solo and Lita’s bad ass attitude comes out in full glory on the hard rocking tune. It will definitely play well in arenas. The deluxe version of the album features her cover of the Elton John classic, “The Bitch Is Back”. Like Tina Turner who added it to her live set list, Lita’s version has become a concert staple of its own. “Devil In My Head” has that vintage 80s Hair Metal retro feel and when you’re freaking Lita Ford that’s a compliment twenty years after the fact! GRADE = B
“THE BITCH IS BACK” (Bonus Track)
“SHOT OF POISON” LITA FORD
Bonus song, “Shot Of Poison” from 1991’s Dangerous Curves, is Lita at her apex. Watching a video like “Shot Of Poison” shows the dilemma for Lita. She was a hard rocker, but also arguably, the sexiest woman in hard rock, which might have hurt her credibility in the all boys club of Heavy Metal. In the rock world, she was seen as a rock n roll vixen when her talent rivaled so many of her male peers. Perfect example: “Shot Of Poison”, a great rock single, but you lose focus of the song watching this smoking hot video. Lita’s dancing on the bed, seductively crawling on the floor like a cat, stroking the guitar, it’s easy to get lost on the visuals and forget it’s a great song.