Thursday Inspiration #169 Back to the Cave

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word waste, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Back to the Cave’, or by going with another song by Lita Ford, or anything else that you think fits.  ‘Back to the Cave’ was written by Mike Chapman, David Ezrin and Lita Ford and released on her third solo album Lita from 1988.  This was her best-selling album and it peaked at #29 on the Billboard chart.  Chapman produced this album, which was Ford’s first for RCA Records after leaving Mercury and her first working with her new manager Sharon Osbourne.  This album featured a pair of top twenty singles on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ which reached #12 and ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ which went to #8.  ‘Back to the Cave’ got to #22 on the USA Mainstream Rock chart.

Lita Ford played guitar and she sings lead vocals on this song backed by David Ezrin on keyboards, Don Nossov on bass guitar and Myron Grombacher on drums.  Mike Chapman who was Pat Benatar’s first producer called Myron Grombacher who was the drummer on nine of Benatar’s original albums and has numerous writing credits to ask him if he would play on this album and Myron brought in bass guitarist Don Nossov who also worked with Benatar.  Ford found herself coming to terms with the baggage left over from her days of being in the Runaways, as her first two solo albums, Out for Blood and Dressed to Kill didn’t go anywhere.  She lived with Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx as her career was falling apart.  Ford is a great rock guitarist who knows how to flaunt what she’s got and although the lyrics on this song are not very deep, Lita does a great job of flirting her sex appeal with her fans on this.  It is not very clear what is going on in this song besides a lot of great rock and roll guitar riffs, but there seems to be some urgency for her to get back to this cave where she is going to spend a little bit of time with her man.

Oh, let’s get back to the cave
No-one ever told us we had time to waste
Oh, let’s get back to the cave for a little while

10 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration #169 Back to the Cave

  1. ‘Lita’ is a great album and I see that Lita Ford is touring in the States again. I used to have the ‘Lita – Live’ and ‘Midnight Snack’ vhs video’s in my collection and I wish I kept them. It’s tough trying to find them on dvd.

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