Dangerous Curves (album)

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Dangerous Curves
Dangerous curves cover.jpg
Studio album by Lita Ford
Released November 12, 1991
Recorded Ocean Way Recording and Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California, 1990-1991
Genre Glam metal
Length 43:53
Label RCA Records
Producer Tom Werman, Eddie DeLena
Lita Ford chronology
Stiletto
(1990)
Dangerous Curves
(1991)
The Best of Lita Ford
(1992)
Singles from Dangerous Curves
  1. "Shot of Poison" / "Larger Than Life"
    Released: October 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 0/10[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 80's 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

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  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.