Lita Ford
Living Like a Runaway
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 18 June, 2012
Playing time: 42:19

After the horrible album 'Wicked Wonderland' from 2009 and the total failure live performance at SRF 2010 from ex-The Runaways icon Lita Ford, I didn't expect anything really. With these impressions in my backpack my expectations for her new album were far below my ankles.

But, Holy Macaroni... This is something completely different and this sounds far more enjoyable than anything from her since Lita's duets with Ozzy in the beginning of the 90s. A lot of things have changed in Lita's life in the last years (the divorce from Jim Gillette) and with contribution from the producer Gary Hoey and lyricist Michael Dan Ehmig she is giving us both heavy rocktunes and some nice calm rock ballads with true emotions. In 'Mother' she does touch my old rock soul deeply.

The best rock tracks on the album are 'Branded', 'Devil In My Head' and 'Hate'. The last song ('A Song To Slit Your Wrists By') is written by Nikki Sixx, but Lita took the song and made it her own.

Is she an old, tired and pre-historic rock star?? Not a chance, just listen and shut up. She still has a lot to give the rock audiens and if she tried to make a comeback in 2009, it was a failure, 2012 is she really BACK!!

Not a classic rock album, but a real nice piece of rock art and hopefully this is not the last album from her. Lita Ford stands on her own and she is giving us a true rock album with alot of nice guitars and nice vocals. I still dream of a reunion of The Runaways and Lita has shown that she is like whiskey; it only gets better with age. So for the last that abandon people; there is hope, so I keep on hoping...


01. Branded
The Mask
04. Living Like a Runaway
05. Relentless
06. Mother
07. Devil in My Head
08. Asylum
09. Love 2 Hate U
10. A Song to Slit Your Wrists By

Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 4 July, 2012