Running Like A Runaway
Killer guitar riffs, driving basslines, straightforward rock vocals and lyrics…this is the Lita Ford we all knew and loved in the 1980s. Forget her last album ever happened; Living Like A Runaway is a return to what Lita does best: rock out. The songs have a classic sound that will no doubt sound great in concert.
Opening for Poison and Def Leppard this summer, she has been playing two songs from the new album. “Branded” is the first track on the record, a hard-hitting song about a bad relationship. The second song being performed live is the title track, “Living Like A Runaway” with a singalong quality that will no doubt become a permanent part of her live performance.
There are several other songs on this album that could work in a live setting. “Relentless” is a hard rocker, while “Mother” is a heartfelt acoustic piece. With Gary Hoey as the producer of the album, one might expect some insane guitar solos, but that’s not the case. There is plenty of great guitar on Living Like A Runaway, but it’s not over-the-top. The restraint shown by Lita and Gary is impressive.
Overall, Living Like A Runaway is a very strong return to form for Lita Ford. It is doubtful you will like every song here, but there is enough to remind the listener of the 1980s to make it worth the time to listen.
3. The Mask
4. Living Like A Runaway
7. Devil In My Head
9. Love 2 Hate U
10. A Song To Slit Your Wrists By