Don MacGillivray | Vancouver, Brititsh Columbia Canada | 04/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You sometimes have to wonder about these reviewers for"consumer guides" who have obvious disdain and no knowledgeof hard rock. But the voice of the people will always prevail. This was without a doubt the proof beyond all that Lita could wield a might axe. The production on this, the second album of her solo career brought a balanced mix, with guitar right to the fore. There is a consistency of tone to Lita's guitar rarely found after Van Halen's debut. The rhythms just cruise and propel while the leads cut clean through the din. If you don't believe check the audio samples for proof. This album also introduced the world to Randy Castillo and it's easy to hear what brought him to Ozzy's attention. Lita by this point had tightened up her writing and found her voice convincingly and this album was rightly heralded as one of the greats of American metal. Wake the dead with loud guitars indeed! Get this while it's in print!"
Lita's finest hour. one of the 15 best metal albums of 1984!
Bass player Brad | NJ, Linden | 02/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to hear Lita at her best, then this is the album for you. After years with the Runaways and her first solo album in 1983, Lita finally hits the mark.The guitar playing is tight and impressive,and Lita's vocals sound much better on this cd than her first one. This cd starts out with Gotta Let Go, which is a true 80's metal song at it's best(Should have been included on Lita's Greatest Hits).A great chorus and exciting guitar work. Track 2.Dancin on the Edge keeps the fast pace moving along. Tracks 3 and 4 are great standouts as well. The entire album is very solid and done perfectly.If you want Lita at her best and the prime of 80's metal pick up this album it rocks! It's well worth buying for under 35 dollars. "
The Queen of Noize!
Rebecca L. King | California, USA | 04/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has remained my favorite Lita album through the years. This LP was my introduction to Ms. Ford's music. "Dressed To Kill" is probably my favorite track, they all rock! Lita was the first performer I saw live (opened for Twisted Sister). Lita's guitar prowess screams on this CD, and vocal lessons improved her singing since her 1983 solo debut. "Dancin' On the Edge" is the epitome of what all other female rockers should strive for in an album. Buy this if you enjoy hard rock with great guitar licks and attitude!"
Lita Delivered Then and Now
W.M. C. | Suburbia, CA United States | 09/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It seems Lita Ford has escaped the backlash against "hair metal" not unscathed but at least not as brutally squashed to bits as Poison and others. Perhaps she's been spared out of respect for being a former Runaways member along with non-metalhead Joan Jett(Riot-grrl credibility?) Or is that she's a woman, sexy and unafraid to flaunt her guitar chops in a world ruled by men? (Albeit girly men in spandex, pink scarfs, make-up and teased hair.) "Dancing on the Edge" is one of the forgotten golden nuggets of the genre: it is fierce without being moody or angry. It is fun without being ridiculous. It is sexy without being super-sleazy or over-the-top. It is just plain good metal. She delivers in the wailing department, though she might not be on the same level as Dave Mustaine or Eddie Van Halen. She has pretty bad lyrics at times and one of the best songs, "Fire In My Heart" has one of the worst endings (an endless wail on the guitar). But what metal lover doesn't remember listening to the classic "Gotta Let Go" and thinking it's a great, danceable (for metal) happy Friday/Payday tune to rock to? The album has to be Lita's best though not her best-known. I highly recommend it to all metalheads who passed it up in the past and are now sick of all your old Motley Crue albums and want something "new" to listen to. (Good luck finding new metal out there that isn't some weird hybrid and not quite your generation's metal.)"