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  Ufo Albums & Lyrics @ SongLyricsLibrary.com
UFO duley signed to Chrysalis Records in 1974.
Thus, 1978's 'Obsession' was to be the UFO's last studio album to feature the mercurial German axeman, who after personal problems and long-standing internal disagreements with the band quit to rejoin The Scorpions and later to form his own band MSG.
However to everyone's surprise Mogg revived the name UFO in 1985 with former members Paul Raymond and Paul Gray, plus ex-Magnum skinsman Jim Simpson and Japanese guitarist Atomic Tommy M, for the album 'Misdemeanour', which was a brave attempt to rekindle former glories by fanning the old UFO flame with its superlative guitarwork.
ufo.songlyricslibrary.com   (1666 words)

 Top Albums with O
Albums - 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Over the hill and far away album (Nightwish)
On stage - february 1970 album (Elvis Presley)
www.asklyrics.com /albums/O/top.htm   (142 words)

 Ye Old Metal
Once inside the album one was greeted instantly with the record's emotional anchor, lead single 'Only You Can Rock Me' rumbling and trundling forth blessed with a richness of melody that took the track into the regal realm of heavy Queen.
It was something that we thought perhaps would give the album a bit more of a raw edge; plus you could always put the polish on it in the studio.
Obsession may not be the UFO album a great many fans point to as a favourite, but at least it demonstrated a brave versatility and will to greatness practiced by more successful '70s behemoths like Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin and Queen.
www.martinpopoff.com /html/yeold_archives/ufo.html   (1396 words)

  UFO - Obsession :: Not Lame Recordings - power pop and melodic rock record label, music and CDs
This is the most successful studio album in the US for UFO and one that sounds a lot like The Babys` "Broken Heart" in a lot of spots, despite all the flashy guitar work of Micheal Schenker.
"UFO`s Obsession was to be their last studio record with star guitarist Michael Schenker.
UFO hinted at their talents with releases such as Obsession and Lights Out, but it was their next release, the live Strangers in the Night, where it all came together for them.
www.notlame.com /Browse_by_Artist/U/UFO/Page_1/CDUFO2.html   (265 words)

  No Life Til Metal - CD Gallery - UFO
UFO are one of heavy metal's earliest and greatest bands.
Obsession was the last UFO disc to feature Michael Schenker, who went on to form the Michael Schenker Group (MSG).
UFO are another of those bands that I never see in the used cd bins, so when I saw this copy for $5.99, I decided to give it a try, despite my weariness to buy another "reunion" cd.
www.nolifetilmetal.com /ufo.htm   (3009 words)

 MelodicRock.com - Interactive Melodic CD Reviews
UFO are back with their latest studio album, the second to feature guitarist Vinnie Moore, not to mention a well received live set.
The album doesn't offer anything unexpected or out of character for the band, but it does deliver 11 strong blues tinged rockers that is more or less going to be everything UFO fans expect from the band.
The album didn't throw out any classics first spin, but on repeated listens I found each song to be more engaging and as a body of work, the album flows effortlessly from start to finish.
www.melodicrock.com /reviews/ufo-themonkeypuzzle.p3   (745 words)

UFO's influence was strongly felt in the '80s metal scene and they have been cited as a primary influence of Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth among others.
UFO's early work was influenced by the space rock sound (their second album was subtitled "One Hour Space Rock") that was modestly popular at the time but the band realized the style was somewhat limited.
UFO is still the rock power house they were, and they've showed no signs of calling it quits and can be expected to be recording and touring for the foreseeable future.
www.artistopia.com /ufo   (1199 words)

 Ufo PhilMogg
Although UFO has gone through many changes over the years, and hit a bump or two in the road along the way, it hasn’t slowed the band down one single bit.
Aside from the great classic albums UFO has put out over the years like the “Lights Outalbum back in 1977, or the “Obsession” album in 1978, or even the newer albums like “Covenant” released in 2000, or their “Sharks” album in 2002, the legendary rock band still continues to write, record, and tour.
UFO is currently still touring in support of their latest album, titled “You Are Here,” released in 2004.
www.glam-metal.com /ufo_philmogg.html   (2757 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Monkey Puzzle: Music: UFO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On this album the rythym guitar seems to be way back in the mix (overshadowed sometimes by the keybords)resulting in my humble opinion in a lack of power.
UFO still ROCK today as their awesome 2005 `Showtime' DVD proves and I can't wait to see the boys live again in November.
Then the album takes a walk with the blues with `Some Other Guy' which has all the ingredients of the Budweiser advert, you know, baby's gone, dog, rain, harmonica etc. and it's a classic; Vinnie's guitar work is phenomenal as it is throughout the CD.
www.amazon.co.uk /Monkey-Puzzle-UFO/dp/B000HD0YD8   (2038 words)

The band wanted to move into a direction that collided with his own vision, so in 1978 he left UFO to work on a few tracks with his brother Rudolf for the Scorpion's album "Lovedrive." He even toured with the Scorpions at the time, and the tour was superb, with a triple axe attack.
Next came another self titled album, to avoid confusion with the self titled album thing, the first one was called The Michael Schenker Group and the second one was called MSG.
The result was an album that was not quite as heavy as what Michael had hoped for, but it was the best album he ever recorded.
groups.myspace.com /Michaelschenker   (1897 words)

 UFO - Mp3 Download, Biography and Discography.
Both the album and its follow-up, the same year's UFO 2 -- Flying, found great success in Japan, France, and Germany, but went barely noticed in the band's native country; as a result, their third effort, 1972's UFO Lands in Tokyo -- Live, was released only in Japan.
However, after 1978's Obsession, Schenker left the group, first to rejoin the Scorpions and later to form his own band.
After 1983's Making Contact, UFO dissolved, only to re-form two years later for Misdemeanor; however, the album was met with little response, and they again called it quits.
ufo-art2100.mp3-2000.com   (433 words)

 UFO Official Website
UFO fulfils all these criteria: next to classics such as Phenomenon, Force It and No Heavy Pettin, which saw the band clock up one success after the other during the Seventies, and the beginning of the new millennium finds Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Paul Raymond as inspired and creative as ever.
The Monkey Puzzle is the kind of album that UFO fans all over the world had hoped for: dynamic, melodic, rocking unstoppably from the very first note and with a lot of details that make listening to UFO’s latest recording a genuine pleasure.
During the subsequent world tour, UFO cut a show in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, which was later released as a double live album, Showtime, along with a DVD of the same name which featured additional bonus material.
www.ufo-music.info /band.htm   (1005 words)

 Metal Reviews - Metal Coven Webzine - Metal Reviews - UFO - You Are Here
UFO are one of the most criminally underrated bands of all time, yet they continue to pump out their unfashionable brand of clever, crafty hard rock well into their fourth decade, showing no signs of slowing down.
Thirty-five years after their AKA Records debut, they return with a rock-solid album in 'You Are Here', featuring a new lineup (This band has had more lineups than possibly any other band in history) and a renewed sense of purpose.
Although most of the album isn't heavy metal per se (There is a more laid-back and purposefully restrained tone to the entire album), there is enough heaviness here to satisfy most listeners, especially older fans.
www.metalcoven.com /review_ufo_youarehere.html   (539 words)

 UFO Obsession CD
UFO had finally fulfilled their potential with 1977's exceptional hard rock tour de force, LIGHTS OUT, and released another prime slice of heavy metal just one year later, OBSESSION.
I was introduced to this album by a friend in 1979 shortly after it came out.
I listened to the album for years, then packed it away (still have the vinyl).
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/2388504/a/Obsession.htm   (347 words)

 CD review: "Misdemeanor"
There was a time when UFO was one of the most innovative metal acts around, hat with Michael Schenker's guitar tricks and vocalist Phil Mogg's orchestra arrangements.
The one item that had been most missing on UFO's previous three albums had been good songs, and those are back now in quantity.
Guitarist Atomic Tommy M is hardly in the same league with Schenker or Chapman, but he holds up well enough, and the quality songwriting easily covers up any deficiencies of musicianship.
www.trageser.com /music/album-ufo-misdemeanor.php   (310 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - UFO - the band
Their first album for the label, Phenomenon, was critically-acclaimed and included heavy metal classics “Rock Bottom” and “Doctor Doctor”.
It paved the way for bigger success… their 197 album Obsession reached number 28, and then in February 1979 their live double-album Strangers In The Night, recorded during their 1977 sell-out U.S. tour, soared to number 8, and spent 11 weeks in the top 50.
UFO had seven U.K. hit singles - no mean achievement for a heavy metal outfit.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A632341   (568 words)

 Obsession - UFO - Song Listings
UFO's Obsession was to be their last studio record with star guitarist Michael Schenker.
But the album eventually gets back on track with the melodic rock of "Cherry" and "You Don't Fool Me," the latter containing some tasty, fiery guitar solos.
UFO hinted at their talents with releases such as Obsession and Lights Out, but it was their next release, the live Strangers in the Night, where it all came together for them.
www.mp3.com /albums/43060/summary.html   (485 words)

 BNR Metal Pages -- UFO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
UFO is one of the standout British metal bands of the 70's, now celebrating over thirty years in the business.
It took a few years for them to get off the ground (the first three albums are not highly regarded), but once the classic Way/Mogg/Schenker/Parker lineup was in place, the band put out some great metal tunes such as "Lights Out", "Doctor Doctor", and (personal favorite) "Rock Bottom".
By the mid-eighties their major success was behind them, but an endless array of revolving lineups and albums have surfaced over the years, keeping the name alive.
www.bnrmetal.com /groups/ufo.htm   (156 words)

 UFO - The Monkey Puzzle
UFO released their first album in 1971 titled “UFO1”, but my first UFO-encounter came in 1975 with their fantastic release; “Force It”.
My favourite UFO albums could very well be “Mechanix” (1982) and “Covenant” (2000).
Their music has always been very groovy but this time they are a bit too groovy in my humble opinion.
www.powermetal.dk /reviews/ufo_review.htm   (322 words)

 British Metal CDs at Misic Hills.com
Powerslave is the fifth studio album by legendary british heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and for...
One thing is for sure, this is one of the best albums in the early 90's and of the best of all...
Back in 1972 when this album was first realeased, I had no idea it existed.
www.music-hills.com /British-Metal-67209_1.htm   (915 words)

 Free Music: Obsession by UFO - Rhapsody Online
To fans of UFO's raunchy, cliche-transcending rock, Obsession is considered a must-have.
This is the last album to feature guitar god Michael Schenker and it has some of his finest moments, particularly on "Hot N' Ready" and "Cherry."
I've admired their forward motion and facile riffs, so it's my duty to report that they've degenerated into the usual exhibitionism.
play.rhapsody.com /ufo/obsession/onlyyoucanrockme   (186 words)

 Channel4.com - SlashMusic - Obsession
UFO had finally fulfilled their potential with 1977's exceptional hard rock tour de force, LIGHTS OUT, and released another prime slice of heavy metal just one year later, OBSESSION.
OBSESSION proved to be UFO's most successful studio album ever, on the strength of such hard rocking highlights as "Only You Can Rock Me" and "Ain't No Baby".
Even though guitarist Michael Schenker again pushes the songs to the limit here with his superb playing, OBSESSION would prove to be his final studio album with UFO.
www.channel4.com /music/music-core/album.jsp?albumId=157777   (145 words)

Centered around a fascination for UFO lore that’s less “the truth is out there” geekery and more Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this album’s a quick trip around the Twilight Zone that’s wrapped in heavy distortion.
The band’s UFO obsession spins a bit out of control on the title track, where dark and creepy ambient noises cycle in and out of focus, while Rippington’s spoken-word tale of alien visitation.
‘UFO Stories’ deploys an awesome array of softly caressing glacial pop signatures that at times are blissful crushing on one hand and starry eyed the other, not a million miles from Beatnik Filmstars just less wilful and more focused.
cdbaby.com /cd/forestgiants   (1309 words)

Overall the album has a very late 80's feel to it, and in many respects is probably the mix of impressive guitar work (but not overly so) and good, catchy songs that `Perfect Timing' attempted to produce, but sadly didn't quite achieve.
Track by track, the album starts by crashing straight into the first song `Brave New World', which sets the scene for the rest of the album with it's strong riffs and catchy rhythm and chorus.
The next track `Essence' is the original instrumental of the album, and begins with an appearance by Schenkers daughter, after whom the title is named.
ufo.dave-wood.org /sand/sandrev1.html   (947 words)

 Official Ticketmaster site. Michael Schenker tickets, dates
But it was during the album's supporting tour that another up-and-coming outfit, UFO, took a keen interest in the young Schenker and managed to pry the guitarist away from the Scorpions.
But UFO's time in the limelight would be fleeting, as alcohol/substance overindulgence and erratic behavior drew a wedge between Schenker and the rest of UFO (the guitarist also became famous for disappearing from the group without any notice, leaving them high and dry mid-tour).
Schenker's pace of issuing solo albums only increased during the early 21st century, as such titles as 2000's all-instrumental Adventures of the Imagination, plus a staggering three albums in 2001 alone (MS 2000: Dreams and Expressions, Odd Trio, and Be Aware of Scorpions) saw the light of day.
www.ticketmaster.com /artist/736056?brand=none   (1056 words)

 Lyrics-of-song.com :: UFO
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www.lyrics-of-song.com /U/ufolyrics/ufolyrics.htm   (62 words)

 Rock Eyez Webzine CD Review: UFO "The Monkey Puzzle"
Recently Bonham left for somewhat greener Foreigner pastures, and original UFO stickman Andy Parker was coaxed from retirement to the applause of long-standing UFO fans.
Going on 40 years of UFO (!!), and the man hasn't lost a thing - in the best shape of his life and sounding as great as ever.
Even at this stage of their career, they're still releasing albums that are superior to 90% of the hard rock out there.
www.rockeyez.com /reviews/cd/UFO/rev-UFO-monkeypuzzle.html   (592 words)

 Rolling Stone : Illinois : Review
From the opening song, with its repetitive piano and hushed, wide-eyed lyrics about a UFO sighting, it's clear that Stevens is a different breed of singer-songwriter.
The album may be part history lesson on the state of Illinois, but it is also an examination of the human condition.
When I first heard the idea that there was someone who was going to make fifty concept albums about the fifty states, I was incredulous to say the least.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/album/7370215/illinois   (1187 words)

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