Dangerous Curves (album)

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Dangerous Curves
Dangerous curves cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 1991
RecordedOcean Way Recording and Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California, 1990-1991
GenreGlam metal
LabelRCA Records
ProducerTom Werman, Eddie DeLena
Lita Ford chronology
Dangerous Curves
The Best of Lita Ford
Singles from Dangerous Curves
  1. "Shot of Poison" / "Larger Than Life"
    Released: October 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal0/10[2]
Kerrang!3/5 stars[3]

Dangerous Curves is the fifth studio album by American hard rock/heavy metal singer and guitarist Lita Ford, released in 1991. Though it was a popular release and received heavy video rotation on MTV,[4] the album was not as successful as its predecessor due to the sound of the album sounding largely 80s (because of the fact that the album's genre is glam metal) and musical tastes were shifting towards alternative rock in late 1991.[4] The album charted on both the US and UK charts in 1992 and the single, "Shot of Poison", was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1993. This was Lita Ford's second ever Grammy nomination and her first since 1984's "Dancin' On The Edge".[5]

The track "Black Widow" is not to be confused for the track "Die for Me Only (Black Widow)" from Ford's 1983 debut Out for Blood.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Larger Than Life" (Michael Dan Ehmig, Lita Ford, Myron Grombacher) – 3:53
  2. "What Do Ya Know About Love?" (Randy Cantor, Michael Caruso, Cal Curtis) – 3:52
  3. "Shot of Poison" (Ford, Grombacher, Jim Vallance) – 3:31
  4. "Bad Love" (Ehmig, David Ezrin, Ford, Joe Taylor) – 4:20
  5. "Playin' with Fire" (Ehmig, Ford, Vallance) – 4:08
Side two
  1. "Hellbound Train" (Ehmig, Ezrin, Ford, Grombacher, Kevin Savigar) – 6:06
  2. "Black Widow" (Ehmig, Ezrin, Ford, Taylor) – 3:30
  3. "Little Too Early" (Rick Blakemore, Al Pitrelli, Joe Lynn Turner) – 2:58
  4. "Holy Man" (Ehmig, Ford) – 4:42
  5. "Tambourine Dream" (Ehmig, Ford, Grombacher) – 4:53
  6. "Little Black Spider" (Ford) – 1:46


Band members
  • Lita Ford - lead vocals, guitars
  • Joe Taylor - guitar
  • David Ezrin - keyboards
  • Matt Bissonette - bass guitar
  • Myron Grombacher - drums
Additional musicians



  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Lita Ford Dangerous Curves review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Reynolds, Dave (26 October 1991). "Curve Ball". Kerrang!. 364. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 26.
  4. ^ a b Sherman, Dale. 20th Century Rock And Roll : Women In Rock. Collector's Guide Publishing, inc, p53
  5. ^ Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
  6. ^ "Dangerous Curves Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Artist Chart History – Lita Ford". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Dangerous Curves Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 55, No. 3, December 21 1991". Library and Archives Canada. 21 December 1991. Retrieved July 16, 2014.