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Rock Band 4 DLC Week of 12/1: Amyl and The Sniffers and Lita Ford

The new DLC coming this Thursday to the Rock Band Music Store

Amyl and The Sniffers “Don’t Fence Me In” and Lita Ford “Kiss Me Deadly” – puts the spotlight on two massively influential, hard-rocking female bandleaders.

Australian pub-punkers Amyl and The Sniffers roared back with their 2021 sophomore full-length, Comfort to Me, featuring the hard-edged instant classic, “Don’t Fence Me In.” The four-piece trades on a familiar currency of riffs and refrains, but creates something uniquely singular: a scrappy, swampy sonic attack that has already won over legions of fans worldwide. Lead vocalist Amy Taylor’s sneering fireball delivery conjures up some serious “spirit of ‘77” punk energy on this dark and potent cut, imparting a defiant middle-finger to the notion of being in any way pigeonholed – by society or, indeed, anyone. From the song’s sizzling opening, drummer Bryce Wilson provides an unrelenting beat that sets the stage for Dec Martens’ gruff, fuzzy guitar and the assertive bass work of Gus Romer. Meanwhile, the band’s coiled spring of a frontwoman leads listeners by the throat through a rowdy, defiant romp before the whole thing screeches to an abrupt full stop at the 2:40 mark. Amyl and The Sniffers have risen to the top of the punk scene Down Under and “Don’t Fence Me In” will soon be your top go-to rocker! 

This “goddess of metal” had been carving out a name for herself since the mid-‘70s in L.A.’s Sunset Strip rock underground, but Lita Ford’s fame truly went global with 1988’s “Kiss Me Deadly,” the lead single from her Lita LP. Supported by a then-ubiquitous video clip featuring a spandex-clad Ford crawling around a room awash in dry ice “smoke” and littered with large blocks of ice, ripping mean solos on her pointy B.C. Rich Warlock, and otherwise embodying the heavy metal visual tropes of the late ‘80s in glorious fashion, the single peaked at number 12 on the U.S. Hot 100 and became a defining anthem. Aside from Ford’s impressive six-string chops throughout, the song is distinguished by snappy drums, an unforgettable synth hook (a keytar hook, naturally), and one of the most undeniably infectious and magnificent singalong choruses imaginable. Speaking of those guitar chops, be sure to pay close attention to the absolutely incendiary lead line Ms. Ford unleashes as the song fades out. Amongst her many impressive achievements, it should be noted that after tracks like “Kiss Me Deadly” hit the mainstream, Lita Ford had effectively put to rest the ridiculous “She plays pretty good… for a girl” nonsense. Get out the hairspray and prepare yourself for a nostalgic metal workout with this benchmark banger!

Amyl and The Sniffers “Don’t Fence Me In” and Lita Ford “Kiss Me Deadly” are available for $1.99 each.

  • Amyl and The Sniffers – “Don’t Fence Me In”
  • Lita Ford – “Kiss Me Deadly”

VIDEO: Rock Band 4 DLC Week of 12/1: Amyl and The Sniffers and Lita Ford 



*Please note that this week’s DLC tracks will be available for purchase on Thursday, December 1st.