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Lita Ford

Postby Chris » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am

Lita Ford - Jam Thursday at 5pm

My Take
I'm excited to see Lita Ford back at the jam after her appearance in 2009 (I can't believe it's been that long!). Her set that year was good but was hampered in my opinion to her then-husband Jim Gillette singing a couple songs mid-set. No one was there that year to see him sing (scream). I've been impressed with her recent setlists and she has had a bit of a resurgence with younger rock fans by touring with Halestorm in 2016. She has a lot of songs people will know as she plays not only her solo hits like Kiss Me Deadly and Close My Eyes Forever but also taps into her Runaways days with Cherry Bomb as well as a cover of Elton John's The * is Back. We will likely be hearing Cherry Bomb a couple times on the Mainstage with fellow Runaway Joan Jett playing on Saturday. So called hair metal from the late 80's/early 90's was one of my first loves in music and Lita Ford was a big part of that scene. I personally think Close My Eyes Forever is the best metal duet ever.

Setlist - June 7 in Houston, Texas
Gotta Let Go - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bkMDbebxc
Larger Than Life - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMnse76H840
Relentless - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NodyfZZQLws
Living Like a Runaway - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6vNPkUNNkA
The * is Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypkJHqrj184
Hungry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTeJK_S ... lymer=true
Playing With Fire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ0APOqORYA
What Do You Know About Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfwqkCbqkNU
Back to the Cave - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK16h6fgIXI
Can't Catch Me - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjeAOJftYxE
Falling In and Out of Love - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z-cwfHxl0g
Out for Blood - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jchhHNh0QrA
Cherry Bomb - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKUu82Yyy9M
Black Leather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmuC1OHll_Y
Close My Eyes Forever - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foGkU6x3eSE
Kiss Me Deadly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIt3OGra3Lo

Songs I Can't Wait to Hear
Close My Eyes Forever - Just a great song from a great era of music
Kiss Me Deadly - Everyone will know this one (Went to a party last Saturday night, didn't get.. is a classic lyric)
Cherry Bomb - who will play it better, Lita or Joan Jett?

EVERYTHING BELOW WAS FROM MY PREVIOUS WRITE-UP IN 2009:

Billboard Hot 100 Singles
1988 Kiss Me Deadly #12
1989 Close My Eyes Forever #8
1990 Hunger #98
1991 Shot of Poison #45

Mainstream Rock Hits
1988 Back to the Cave #22
1988 Kiss Me Deadly #40
1989 Close My Eyes Forever #25
1989 Falling In and Out of Love #37
1990 Hungry #14
1991 Shot of Poison #21

Did You Know?
Lita’s real name is Carmelita Rossanna Ford.
Aldo Nova played synthesizer on her 2nd album Dancin’ on the Edge.
VH1 named “Kiss Me Deadly” the 76th best hard rock song of all time.
Don Nossov and Myron Grombacher, bassist and drummer from Pat Benatar, played on the album Lita.
Nikki Sixx co-wrote “Falling In and Out of Love.”
Lita made an appearance on Twisted Sister’s A Twisted Christmas album in 2006 in the song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Lita was married to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes.
She was also married and had two children with Jim Gillette from the band Nitro. They are divorced.
Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead co-wrote her song “Can’t Catch Me.”
Lita played Rocklahoma in 2008.
She will be the 3rd former Runaway to play Moondance after Joan Jett and Michael Steele from The Bangles.
Lita was born in London, England on September 19, 1958.
She covered Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed” on the album Stiletto.
Mike Chapman, who co-wrote several Sweet hits, wrote several songs for and was the producer for the albums Lita and Stiletto.
She turned down an offer from VH1 in 2007 to appear on The Surreal Life.
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Re: Lita Ford

Postby gopherboy6 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:39 pm

Another one I have never seen and am excited about.

Didn't even think about the fact we will get to hear Cherry Bomb twice!
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Re: Lita Ford

Postby Chris » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:05 am

I forgot I had done a write-up of Lita Ford in 2009 that is still posted on this page. Here is some info from that write-up!

Billboard Hot 100 Singles
1988 Kiss Me Deadly #12
1989 Close My Eyes Forever #8
1990 Hunger #98
1991 Shot of Poison #45

Mainstream Rock Hits
1988 Back to the Cave #22
1988 Kiss Me Deadly #40
1989 Close My Eyes Forever #25
1989 Falling In and Out of Love #37
1990 Hungry #14
1991 Shot of Poison #21

Did You Know?
Lita’s real name is Carmelita Rossanna Ford.
Aldo Nova played synthesizer on her 2nd album Dancin’ on the Edge.
VH1 named “Kiss Me Deadly” the 76th best hard rock song of all time.
Don Nossov and Myron Grombacher, bassist and drummer from Pat Benatar, played on the album Lita.
Nikki Sixx co-wrote “Falling In and Out of Love.”
Lita made an appearance on Twisted Sister’s A Twisted Christmas album in 2006 in the song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Lita was married to W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes.
She was also married and had two children with Jim Gillette from the band Nitro. They are divorced.
Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead co-wrote her song “Can’t Catch Me.”
Lita played Rocklahoma in 2008.
She will be the 3rd former Runaway to play Moondance after Joan Jett and Michael Steele from The Bangles.
Lita was born in London, England on September 19, 1958.
She covered Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed” on the album Stiletto.
Mike Chapman, who co-wrote several Sweet hits, wrote several songs for and was the producer for the albums Lita and Stiletto.
She turned down an offer from VH1 in 2007 to appear on The Surreal Life.
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Re: Lita Ford

Postby gopherboy6 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:53 pm

Aldo Nova should have been a bigger star, loved his stuff...
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Re: Lita Ford

Postby Reddog » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:04 pm

I'm really excited to see her! Haven't seen her since the late 80s and it was an awesome show. Of course I was in my early 20s, and my perception may have been a bit influenced by hormones, lol, giving a different meaning to WOOF, WOOF! :D
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Re: Lita Ford

Postby Lisa! » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:56 pm

Reddog wrote:I'm really excited to see her! Haven't seen her since the late 80s and it was an awesome show. Of course I was in my early 20s, and my perception may have been a bit influenced by hormones, lol, giving a different meaning to WOOF, WOOF! :D

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