28 July 2021

28 July 2021 - Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

You don't usually affiliate hard rock music with keyboards.  However, that's exactly what Lita Ford did, when she moved from hard rocking music with the Runaways to her more glam-rock solo career, and it helped the song gain crossover appeal.  The song itself starts slow and builds quickly to a chaotic, energetic conclusion.  

This song, a breakthrough for her in 1988, came after a management change to Sharon Osbourne Management - yes, that Sharon Osbourne.  It hit #12 on the US charts and kicked off a period of generally strong success.  Lyrically, the song is somewhat sexually charged - she's singing about getting laid - or not - which wasn't a typical subject women tackled in 1988.  

It was Ford's boldness that made her something of a feminist icon - and probably contributed to this song being featured in the movie Captain Marvel.  

Ford did take a long hiatus from the mid-90s until about 2010, but she is back and still performs this song.....

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