During a recent interview with Metal Edge, singer and guitarist Lita Ford said that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister saw her as a musician, and not as a ”sex symbol.”
Here’s what Ford said:
“Yeah, god. I mean, the song has the energy of Lemmy in it, you know? And I remember him writing. What’s the hell’s the line? ‘Don’t try to put the strong arm on me.’ Because was always like, ‘Lita’s a bada*s,’ and back in the day, people didn’t really want to accept the fact that you were a female guitar player or that you were a female front woman.
”And they try to continuously pin me as a sex symbol, and I’m really good at being a sex symbol. But I was also trying to be a musician and wanted to be noticed as a musician, and Lemmy noticed me as a musician.
” And he wanted to make a song that was basically saying, you know, you can’t catch me because I am a bada*s, and I’m off and running. I mean, ‘I’ve seen s*it and paradise.’ I mean, you can see what kind of mood we were in when we wrote that. It was just a lot of fun.”