Out for Blood (Lita Ford album)

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Out for Blood
Lita Out For Blood.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 May 1983
RecordedCherokee Studios, Fiddler's Studios and Fidelity Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal
Length35:19
LabelMercury
ProducerNeil Merryweather, Artie Ripp, Joel Soiffer
Lita Ford chronology
Out for Blood
(1983)
Dancin' on the Edge
(1984)
Re-released cover art
Out for blood cover.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]
Kerrang!(mixed)[3]

Out for Blood is the debut solo album from guitarist/vocalist Lita Ford, formerly of the band the Runaways.

The original cover art for this album featured Lita standing in front of a spiderweb holding a broken blood-spurting guitar. It was later replaced with a cover of Lita standing in front of a purple background with her guitar.

The album's artwork saw Ford adopting a very heavy metal-inspired image, an image she would maintain for much of the next decade.

The track "Die for Me Only (Black Widow)" is not to be confused for the track "Black Widow" from Ford's 1991 album Dangerous Curves.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Out for Blood" (Lita Ford, Neil Merryweather) – 2:56
  2. "Stay with Me Baby" (Ford) – 4:31
  3. "Just a Feeling" (Ford) – 4:41
  4. "Ready, Willing and Able" (Ford, Merryweather) – 2:59
  5. "Die for Me Only (Black Widow)" (Ford, Merryweather) – 3:05
Side two
  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Made Me What I Am Today" (Pete Heimlich) – 2:53
  2. "If You Can't Live with It" (Ford) – 4:20
  3. "On the Run" (Ford, Merryweather) – 2:50
  4. "Any Way That You Want Me" (Chip Taylor) – 3:36
  5. "I Can't Stand It" (Ford) – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

The Lita Ford Band
  • Lita Ford - lead & rhythm guitars, lead vocals
  • Neil Merryweather - bass, harmony vocals, backing vocals, producer, mixing
  • Dusty Watson - drums, backing vocals
Production
  • Artie Ripp - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Joel Soiffer - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Bruce Wildstein, Cliff Zellman, John Hanlon, Laura Livingstone, Rick Neiswonger - assistant engineers
  • Andrew Nicholas - mastering
  • Glen Christensen - art direction
  • Herbert Wheeler Worthington III - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Lita Ford Out for Blood review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Suter, Paul (19 May 1983). "Lita Ford 'Out for Blood'". Kerrang!. 42. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 16.