In truth, the British Hard Rock band 'UFO' is one of my long time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock sound and paved the way into what is today called Metal.
One a 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.
Obsession 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. I would say more varied. Also a bit less focus on Paul Raymond‘s keyboard interludes that became famous in tracks like Love to Love in the aforementioned album. I am still having shivers down my spine listening to that one. Mind you, he is still there on keyboard and at stellar levels. [...]
Aha! 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. They thought that this picture was too racy to be consumed by the dumb public. Danger of perverting the mean streets of the US of A. Puritan idiots at work, I kid you not. [...]