Talk about Glam! There are a ton of new releases out today! Joe Perry has a new one called Have Guitar Will Travel. KISS is out with their Wal-Mart exclusive Sonic Boom. Lita Ford is back with Wicked Wonderland, her first new effort since 1995. Steel Panther's Feel The Steel is finally out in the U.S! All in all, it's a huge day for the music we love.
There are other albums, too! U.D.O. has a new album called Dominator. Heart has an Amazon-only exclusive Baby Guitars. Powerman 5000 is offering up Somewhere on the Otherside of Nowhere, Deep Purple releases This Time Around - Live in Tokyo and Black Sabbath Vol. 4 gets a re-release (along with most of the other Sabbath classics).
Of these, I already have the Lita disc and I'm getting the Steel Panther, Joe Perry and KISS. In fact, I'm heading to the KISS Korner with a coworker at lunch so we can paw through the merch, get our CDs and other crap.
Let's talk about Wicked Wonderland for a second. Lita's effort is a noble one: she's trying to make a comeback as a strong, female rocker. Not always the easiest thing to do. Wicked Wonderland doesn't sound like "Kiss Me Deadly." Instead, it's much heavier, with a sort of electro edge. I'll admit being surprised, but I still think Wicked Wonderland is a strong effort - and unique because Lita worked on the entire album with her husband Jim Gillette of Nitro.
"It was the best experience I've ever had," Lita Ford admits to Bring Back Glam! about the recording process with her husband. "Jim and I are soul mates and we do everything together. You know how twins sometimes finish each other's sentences and weird stuff like that? That's how Jim and I are. It's almost spooky – we freak a lot of people out."
The rest of my Lita interview soon on Noisecreep.
Which albums will you pick up today?
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