UFO – Obsession (1978) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - UFO - Obsession - Album CoverObsession is the last album of what is commonly called the Schenker years in the UFO discography. Michael Schenker enjoyed a relatively short, but intense career for his first stint with UFO. Starting with Phenomenon in 1974 and ending it – from a standpoint of studio album releases – with Obsession in 1978. He for sure put his stamp on UFO and all that stuff they were able to produce in this relatively short time frame. He actually returned to the fold in 1993 for a short time – many years later.

And you know what? They did it again. Obsession is again different from Lights Out.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

UFO – Force It (1975) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review UFO Force It - Album CoverAha! It is possible after all! Phil Mogg kicking it up a notch in UFO‘s 4th studio album Force It. And I love it: Phil’s delivery as a vocalist on the last album Phenomenon was ok, but not really exciting. And here we get to hear a new spiced up version, basically a new version of Phil.

So, it looks like the Force It album cover seemingly with two teenagers having a go at themselves in the most complicated bathroom of the world is an omen too. With leering bathroom appliances no less – the lechers. By the way, the US cover used a ghost picture of the couple, a see-through version of it.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

UFO – Phenomenon (1974) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review UFO Phenomenon - Album CoverThe first album Phenomenon of the Schenker years and the 3rd studio record in the long history of UFO is probably also one of the best. Nomen est Omen! Because young Michael Schenker and his guitar prowess hit the Hard Rock scene like a bomb back in time. Coming over from the Scorpions, he actually launched UFO on this track of stellar Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with a more melodic approach. And – I daresay – a fuller sound to their music than other bands of this era were able to do. And also because the album is not yet very refined. Like a bunch of rough diamonds, not yet cut and polished.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

UFO – No Heavy Petting (1976) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review UFO No Heavy Petting - Album CoverI do not know what it is with UFO (the band, not the friggin’ aliens…). On one hand they are brilliant, but on the other it is like – mediocre what they produce. And this very specific thread – at least – leads right through their early records. Their 5th studio record No Heavy Petting released in 1976 is no exception.

Now imagine 1976 for a minute: These were the times where you saw vehicles like the ‘Stutz Blackhawk’ come into fashion. No kidding: Big, gas guzzling monsters were all the rage at that time. Of course, you could also get sleeker machines they – the car makers – gave us in the ’70s – Corvette, Mustang, Firebird. Got hooked? Raid this some more...