I was a big fan back in the day. And I still listen to my UFO LPs occasionally today. They were a great rock band in their time.
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Michael Schenker is one of the post Zeppelin-metal gods, before EVH and the 80's shred thing.
After "Obsession" and MS leaving UFO, the changing rock scene was catching my attention.
My Lights Out LP from 1977 STILL gets played now and then. Any teenaged kid learning to play guitar I knew had that album. IMO it is UFO's Sargent Pepper or Exile on Main Street.
Their cover of the great Love tune "Alone Again or " is a favorite.
UFO is one of my all-time favorite bands. I saw them with the "classic" lineup back in the day and it was one of the best shows I've been to. After Michael Schenker and Pete Way left, they were not the same. Agree that Strangers in the Night is one of the best live albums ever. Love to Love is my personal favorite. They are still putting out albums and they are pretty good.
"UFO, along with Budgie...."
If you were a British R&R band coming up after Cream, Zeppelin etc..., what on earth could you do? ROCK HARDER!
Quite heavy for 1973. 3 guys-guitar, bass and drums=WOW!
This is RUSH and everyone else in the later half of the 70's and beyond.
Thanks for the reminder...Will have to revisit the UFO albums I bought during some rather ‘hazy” times that are mostly lost to my memory. I know I’ve got copies of “Force It” and “Obsession” somewhere as well as the live album which were all car-cassette-player staples during the trailing end of the 70s (??). Seems like there was an instrumental on one of them called “Between the Walls” that I really connected with....Wished it went on for an entire album side. A friend who played guitar turned me on to UFO. Similar story w/Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush about the same time.
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Picked up a clean copy of "Force It". Didn't have this album when it was new, I came aboard during "Lights Out" coincidentally during the time I got an electric guitar.
What a great album. A wiki study says the US cover is censored compared to the Euro. Anyone have the "banned " press?
Does anyone else think young Michael Schenker looked like one of his guitar heroes? On the back of the album is a pic, and during this period and other pics I've seen, he looks and had a stance like the great Johnny Winter! Pics of him with his blond hair covering his face and him playing in certain positions make him a Johnny stunt double! Funny thing about Michael is he isn't a blues guy, though his virtuoso has blues DNA all thru it.
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I think Michael is one of the few 66 year old's that can pull of that "look". He is still an amazing "original shredder". I think EVH was a fan.
@2:00 Do you know T-Bone Walker? Michael- I like Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page...they got influenced by that guy. Classic.
UFO LP's are great sounding by the way-solid drumming and bass, Phil Mogg sounds great and Michaels guitar are all there. I will be listening to UFO till I can't no mo.