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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
After working with power-pop hero Mike Chapman on Stiletto, Lita Ford switched producers on Dangerous Curves and joined forces with another in-demand studio ace, Tom Werman. The result is a decent collection of slick, com... more »
After working with power-pop hero Mike Chapman on Stiletto, Lita Ford switched producers on Dangerous Curves and joined forces with another in-demand studio ace, Tom Werman. The result is a decent collection of slick, commercial hard rock that isn't much different from its predecessor. Glossy pop-metal cuts like 'Black Widow,' 'Hellbound Train' and 'Playin' With Fire' aren't the gems that Ford is quite capable of delivering (anyone familiar with her work with the Runaways knows just how talented she is), but they're fun and spirited. 'Bad Love,' meanwhile, is a noteworthy example of her dramatic ballad style. Ford gets in some nice guitar solos, reminding us that she definitely has solid chops. 11 tracks. 2001 remastered reissue.
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3.5 stars - Lita lightens up
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 01/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Released at the tail end of hair metal's popularity, 1991's decidedly non-dangerous Dangerous Curves was Lita Ford's fifth studio album. Fresh from a major hit with her Sharon Osbourne managed 1988 album Lita (which featured a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne), Lita came up with the most radio friendly album of her career. Naturally, radio completely ignored it.
I never was much of a Lita Ford fan, but I have to admit I really enjoyed this album. Dangerous Curves is far removed from Ford's harder rocking early albums, but it's more melodic, which is a plus for my tastes. It actually sounds a lot like the first Vixen album. The songs are completely catchy, upbeat, and easy to sing along to (not that I'm admitting to singing along with Lita Ford songs or anything). It's commercial fluff, but in the best possible way. I can see how fans of Lita's earlier albums might be put off by it though.
Unfortunately, the success that she enjoyed with Lita did not carry over to Dangerous Curves. Whether that is due to the absence of either (or both) Osbournes or just the musical climate at the time is anybody's guess. It would prove to be her last major label release and aside from 1995's grunge-influenced Black, was her final studio offering for the better part of two decades."