Let’s get straight to the point: there simply aren’t enough girls in the highly specialized field of rockin’ out. While there’s the odd exception – Marnie Stern, for instance, is one of the best elastic-fingered guitar shredders in the world right now – it is an undeniably male-dominated field.
All the more refreshing, then, when we can refer to a female guitarist in ‘rock legend’ terms rather than ‘promising young upstart’ terms. Lita Ford is one of those people. Former guitarist with all-girl rockers The Runaways (a band she joined at the tender age of 16), over the course of seven solo albums and a gazillion world tours, she has established herself as the rock chick other rock chicks aspire to be. And now she’s got a brand new release ready to go: ‘Living Like A Runaway’ is a brand new collection of unpretentious, flat-out raaaawwwwwk music which combines Lita’s innate grasp of melody with those all-important chiming guitars. Perfect party stuff.
‘Living Like A Runaway’ was released yesterday, but – because you should never forget that old ‘try before you buy’ chestnut – you can check out the whole thing, streaming online, right here. Sculpt those fingers into devil horns and kick back.
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