Deadly spider on my wall, how did you get on the cover of the magnificent Lita Ford’s 1984 LP Dancin’ on the Edge? Perhaps, Professor Arachnida was trying to illustrate the correlation between rock ‘n’ roll and horror. Indeed, this slamming effort from our favorite goddess of leather-graced thrashing is inundated with titles such as Dressed to Kill and Lady Killer.
Ford, whose 1988 Lita is a must hear pop masterpiece, entered further reaches of darkness with her biggest hit, Close My Eyes Forever, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. Indeed, with lyrics stating “Like a dagger, you stick me in the heart and taste the blood from my blade. And when we sleep, would you shelter me in your warm and darkened grave?” this song is a commandingly hardcore look at velvet terror.
Ford, whose scare credibility is further enhanced by a saucy appearance in 1991 horror-comedy Highway to Hell, will be appearing the weekend of November 15th, 2013 at the Chicago faction of the Days of the Dead convention. http://www.daysofthedead.net/chicago/.
Sounds like a perfect time to get out your guitar string codpieces and head on Back to the Cave, no?
Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan