By Pat Prince
From being a ‘Runaway’ to living like one, Lita Ford’s life has never been boring.
While she is perhaps best known for her single “Kiss Me Deadly” and her duet with Ozzy Osbourne (“Close My Eyes Forever”), Ford has kept busy on the road and in the studio. Her latest effort, “Living Like A Runaway,” brings her back to her ’80s roots. So what kind of music knocks her hard-rockin’ socks off? Well, you’ll just have to keep on reading.
Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
These songs told stories and made me feel happy. I listened to them while drinking Boone’s Farm wine and walking with my wiener dog in the park. Absolutely beautiful songs. Very visual.
Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced?
Jimi made his songs so different than anyone else: sloppy noise that spoke a thousand words, feedback on guitar channeled into awesome guitar riffs, burning guitars, which no one did.
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin I
Again, they brought to heavy rock a completely original sound. Led Zep are the grandfathers of rock ‘n’ roll. I listened to them in my teen years and was in awe of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, “one of a kind drumming” and, of course, the higher vocal register of Robert Plant.