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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by MissingSomethin, Aug 26, 2014.
My vote as well for the same reasons badhak noted. I'd also throw in Walk on Water...just kills.
Definitely Strangers in the Night
I love "Lights Out" and "Walk on Water" the most. It's all good,really.
I think if I had to pick one UFO album for a desert island it would have to be Strangers In The Night. The Rock Bottom extravaganza is amazing.
I was listening to No Heavy Petting on the way to work this morning, and it occurred to me that UFO might be the perfect meeting point between hard rock and heavy metal. I only have the Schenker albums, but they are so good. [So good, like some other late 70's hard rock/metal actually: e.g. Scorpions and Judas Priest.]
I Agree! Great sound, great playing, great tunes, great energy! '70's hard rock at it's best!!
I always imagined that Schenker must've been playing his 50 watt Marshall
wide open to get that tone on SITN. I think it's also a veritable textbook on
I might be the odd ball out but I thought "Obsession" was their weakest album.
Besides one two songs ,Schenkers solos for the most part are meandering and directionless,much unlike the melodic expressive playing on the other releases.
There is also way to much reverb on that studio album,just weird imo.
Every other UFO Schenker era LP gets my vote.
I think Ron Nevison's production on Lights Out and Obsession took the air out of the tires. The chorusing and FX on Schenker's guitar is blasphemous. Those songs sound so much better on SITN.
What I always liked about the three Leo Lyons albums is that it sounds like you are in the practice space with them. It's a very intimate sound. The Nevison albums are too pomp and stadium like to my ears. But I guess many think the opposite....
I thought Nevison was Chrysalis' "in-house" producer?
The Babys albums he produced had the same sort of "sound" to them
as "Lights Out" and "Obsession".
I'm just so glad we are having this "discussion " about this GREAT band. I can talk to 90% of rock fans and get blank stares when i mention UFO .....though maybe that's an Australian thing.
All the Schenker era are essential .
And that rollercoaster description of Rock Bottom....spot on man.
Strangers and the Night and Obsession still sound great today. Lights Out and the preceding albums are a little too dated for me. As others have noted, walk in water is great but a little too short and the remakes of doctor doctor and lights out were kind of useless. For the new incarnation of UFO, You are Here is excellent. The Chapman, Atomik Tommy and Archer eras were pretty horrible IMHO
Walk On Water is a gem!
Well, there must be at least two of us in Australia who like UFO...but I haven't met or heard of anyone else.
Great album that flys under the radar , if only they recorded a few more new tunes it would have most likely been that much better
Great deep cut , from 76 I think. Schenker blazing a solo a good few years before Randy Rhoads would hit the scene and take the crown
This and a copy of SITN should do the trick