UFO (5)

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British heavy metal/hard rock band formed in 1969. UFO’s success story began in London way back in 1969, when vocalist Phil Mogg, drummer Andy Parker, guitarist Mick Bolton and bassist Pete Way formed the group. Even in the Seventies, the band distinguished themselves with their very own, unmistakable style, touching a nerve among their growing following with rock numbers like ‘Prince Kajuku’, ‘Follow You Home’ or ‘C’mon Everybody’ from their albums UFO 1, Flying and UFO Live.
The global breakthrough arrived when German guitarist, Michael Schenker, joined the fold in 1973, having left his band Scorpions to follow an offer by Phil Mogg and Pete Way. UFO released three consecutive rock classics with Schenker (Phenomenon (1974), Force It (1975) and No Heavy Pettin’ (1976)), featuring classics like ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘Shoot, Shoot’, or ‘Rock Bottom’. Following the arrival of keyboarder/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond, UFO released their two studio albums Lights Out (1977) and Obsession (1978), including the hit singles ‘Too Hot To Handle’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Only You Can Rock Me’. Their live cut Strangers In The Night came out in 1979 and is referred to by the press to this day as one of the best live releases of all time, while also signalling the end of the Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker & Raymond line-up.
The reorganised band underwent fifteen years marked by various eras and numerous line-up changes. To everyone’s surprise, autumn 1993 saw the return of the former UFO line-up consisting of Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker and Raymond. This new edition of the classic team brought out Walk On Water, their first joint effort after one and a half decades, and embarked on a world tour. However, Schenker left UFO during the Walk On Water tour again to continue working with his own group, MSG, while Mogg & Way went on to release their second album, Chocolate Box. The UFO albums Covenant and Sharks, recorded by Mogg, Way and Schenker, arrived at the stores in 2000 and 2002. Vinnie Moore went on to follow in Schenker’s footsteps, who had returned to MSG, recording the songs on You Are Here with Jason Bonham. During the subsequent world tour, UFO cut a show in Germany, which was later released on the live album, Showtime, and the same-named DVD featuring additional bonus material. Later, Bonham bid his farewells and UFO’s original drummer Andy Parker returned on The Monkey Puzzle (2006) and its successors The Visitor (2009) and Seven Deadly (2012). So with Phil Mogg and Andy Parker, the band today consists of two original members, plus classic-era Paul Raymond and American guitar slinger Vinnie Moore – the perfect complement.
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UFO (5) - UFO 1 album art UFO (5) UFO 1 (Album) Beacon (7) UK 1970 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - UFO II: Flying-Spacerock album art UFO (5) UFO II: Flying-Spacerock (Album) Beacon (7) Germany 1971 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Live album art U.F.O.* Live (Album) Decca, Decca Japan 1971 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Phenomenon album art UFO (5) Phenomenon (Album) Chrysalis Australia 1974 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Force It album art UFO (5) Force It (Album) Chrysalis Australia 1975 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - No Heavy Petting album art UFO (5) No Heavy Petting (Album) Chrysalis France 1976 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Lights Out album art UFO (5) Lights Out (Album) Chrysalis Turkey 1977 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Obsession album art UFO (5) Obsession (Album) Chrysalis France 1978 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Strangers In The Night album art UFO (5) Strangers In The Night (Album) Chrysalis Greece 1979 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - No Place To Run album art UFO (5) No Place To Run (Album) Chrysalis France 1980 Sell This Version
CN 3528/S UFO (5) - In Concert-224 album art U.F.O.* In Concert-224(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3528/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent album art UFO (5) The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent (Album) Chrysalis Canada 1981 Sell This Version
none UFO (5) - The King Biscuit Flower Hour 3/8/81 album art UFO (5) / Pat Travers UFO (5) / Pat Travers - The King Biscuit Flower Hour 3/8/81(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour, DIR Broadcasting none US 1981 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - In Concert-275 album art UFO (5) In Concert-275 (Album) BBC Transcription Services UK 1982 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Mechanix album art UFO (5) Mechanix (Album) Chrysalis US 1981 Sell This Version
none UFO (5), Saxon UFO (5), Saxon - The King Biscuit Flower Hour April 25, 1982(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp., King Biscuit Flower Hour none US 1982 Sell This Version
KB 432 UFO (5) - King Biscuit Flower Hour 15 August 1982 album art UFO (5) / Foreigner UFO (5) / Foreigner - King Biscuit Flower Hour 15 August 1982(LP, Album + LP, S/Sided) King Biscuit Flower Hour KB 432 US 1982 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Making Contact album art UFO (5) Making Contact (Album) Chrysalis France 1983 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Misdemeanor album art UFO (5) Misdemeanor (Album) Chrysalis Germany 1985 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Ain't Misbehavin' album art UFO (5) Ain't Misbehavin' (MiniAlbum, EP) FM Japan 1988 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert album art UFO (5) BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International UK 1992 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - High Stakes & Dangerous Men album art UFO (5) High Stakes & Dangerous Men (Album) Essential Europe 1992 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Lights Out In Tokyo - Live album art UFO (5) Lights Out In Tokyo - Live (Album) Victor Japan 1992 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Heaven's Gate (Live) album art UFO (5) Heaven's Gate (Live) (Album) M&M Records (7) Spain 1993 Sell This Version
UFO (5) - Walk On Water album art UFO (5) Walk On Water (Album) Zero Corporation, Master Volume Project Japan 1995 Sell This Version

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RollingStone1989

RollingStone1989

October 12, 2018
There should be a 7" single release "Let it roll/High flyer", one of the two 1975 "Force It" singles?! Has this really only been released in Thailand?
Thank you.
simmo506

simmo506

December 29, 2017
This must be one of the most underrated bands around and should be up there with the likes of Purple, M.S.G and Rainbow. Sadly overlooked by the majority of pundits and reviewers. The live act is STILL worth the price of admission and when the likes of the Donington festival put them on at 10.00 in the morning they should be ashamed of themselves.
A truly great hard rock act that has had some fantastic line ups in the past and still has the energy to out gun many younger bands. Like all the rest of the old bands from the 70s they, sadly, might not be around much longer. Catch them while you can, you will NOT be disappointed and the classic album that should be in everyone's collection must be "Strangers In The Night" LIVE.

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