Dangerous Curves is the fifth studio album by American hard rock/heavy metal singer and guitarist Lita Ford,released November 12,1991. Though it was a popular release and received heavy video rotation on MTV, the album was not as successful as its predecessor due to the sound of the album sounding largely 80s (because the album’s genre is glam metal) and musical tastes were shifting towards alternative rock in late 1991. The album charted on both the US and UK charts in 1992 and the single, “Shot of Poison”, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1993. This was Lita Ford’s second ever Grammy nomination and her first since 1984’s “Dancin’ On The Edge”. The track “Black Widow” is not to be confused for the track “Die for Me Only (Black Widow)” from Ford’s 1983 debut Out for Blood.
“Larger Than Life” – 3:53 “What Do Ya Know About Love?” – 3:52 “Shot of Poison” – 3:31 “Bad Love” – 4:20 “Playin’ with Fire” – 4:08 “Hellbound Train” – 6:06 “Black Widow” – 3:30 “Little Too Early” – 2:58 “Holy Man” – 4:42 “Tambourine Dream” – 4:53 “Little Black Spider” – 1:46
Lita Ford – lead vocals, guitars Joe Taylor – guitar David Ezrin – keyboards Matt Bissonette – bass guitar Myron Grombacher – drums Howard Leese – guitar Jeff Scott Soto, Debbie Holiday, Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Caruso, Anne Marie Hunter – backing vocals
Lita is the third solo studio album by the American glam metal singer and guitarist Lita Ford. Originally released February 2, 1988, it was her first for RCA Records and her first published with the supervision of new manager Sharon Osbourne. Musicians Don Nossov and Myron Grombacher, who were best known for being the rhythm section of the successful American singer Pat Benatar, joined Ford for the recording sessions while Charles Dalba and Tommy Caradonna played drums and bass during the promotional tour.
The album is Ford’s most successful, reaching No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 chart and being certified platinum. It produced the hit singles “Close My Eyes Forever” (a duet with Ozzy Osbourne) and “Kiss Me Deadly” which peaked at numbers 8 and 12 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Kiss Me Deadly” was named the 76th best hard rock song of all time by VH1 and “Close My Eyes Forever” is featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.
“Back to the Cave” 4:01
“Can’t Catch Me” 3:58
“Kiss Me Deadly” 4:01
“Falling In and Out of Love” 5:07
“Fatal Passion” 4:41
“Under the Gun” 4:48
“Broken Dreams” 5:12
“Close My Eyes Forever” 4:42
Lita Ford – guitar, vocals David Ezrin – keyboards Don Nossov – bass guitar Myron Grombacher – drums Craig Krampf – additional percussion and drums Ozzy Osbourne – duet vocals on “Close My Eyes Forever” Llory McDonald, Mike Chapman– background vocals
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American heavy metal guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. She was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s. The 1989 single “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains Ford’s most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
This week on Rock Talk as discussion and music from Lita Ford.
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American rock guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) is an English rock vocalist, songwriter, and television personality. Osbourne rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the pioneering English band Black Sabbath, whose dark and heavy sound has often been cited as key to the development of the heavy metal genre. Osbourne left Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US, though he has reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, most recently in 2011 to record the album 13, which was released in 2013. Osbourne’s longevity and success have earned him the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal“.
Osbourne’s total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath combined with his solo work is over 100 million. In the early 2000s, Osbourne became a television star, appearing as himself in the MTVreality programThe Osbournes, alongside wife/manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.