UFO – Review Series – Schenker Years

RockmusicRaider Editorial - UFO - Collection Schenker YearsIf there is one underrated band in the long history of rock and metal, then it is the British band UFO. Founded in 1968 by Phil Mogg, UFO proved to be one of the forerunners of the Hard Rock and Metal multiverse that we enjoy today. They have today some 22 studio albums under their belt, with an added score of live records and other versions to boot. UFO‘s latest album reached our shores in 2017, no less. Still going strong after after some 50 years of service.

Yet, reports tell us that Phil Mogg plans to [...] Click to raid more!

Scorpions – Blackout (1982) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Scorpions - Blackout - Album CoverThe avalanche of new music and – for sure – new styles that became available in the ’70s and ’80s to the early ’90s was absolutely tremendous. Metal found itself very strongly on the upswing from the early 80’s onwards. Whereas Hard Rock already started to lose a lot of its shiny luster by this time.

Many of today’s well-known metal genres were in full development mode back then. This led to this crazy and fragmented metal multiverse we (do not quite) enjoy today. The culprits? A number of major rock bands – some still fully in action today. Names [...] Click to raid more!

UFO – Lights Out (1977) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - UFO - Lights Out - Album CoverI admit, the British rock band UFO is one of my long time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock over time and helped pave the way into what is today called metal. 

One of the best periods in the distinguished career of UFO are indisputably – what is commonly called – the Schenker years. Back in the ’70s, a super-gifted young lad, almost too young to be that good a guitarist joined this band led by Phil Mogg in search of a riff maker. Who better [...] Click to raid more!

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.

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