When I think of UFO, songs that immediately spring to mind are the likes of Doctor Doctor, Lights Out and Rock Bottom to pick out just a few high points. From personal experience over the years I can vouch for them being a super live band, especially in the glory days of the Michael Schenker era, but although they enjoyed decent success here and in the US, for some reason they never quite seemed to be able to take that final step up into the big league. I’m not so sure their music warrants the type of song by song dissection offered here, but having said that these books are produced by fans for fans, and if UFO are your thing then this offers a rare opportunity to read about their career in this kind of detail. It certainly gives in depth coverage of the numerous ups and downs of their career, the break ups and reformations, the classic Schenker era albums, the subsequent Paul Raymond years and their long decline in later years, ultimately petering out with a series of pretty forgettable albums. For me, this is a band best appreciated by digging out albums like Obsession and Lights Out and listening to the music rather than reading about it, while the classic Strangers in the Night live set is the best place to start for the newcomer.
Length of Read:Short
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Hard rock with no frills.
One thing you’ve learned
I was amazed to learn they produced twenty three albums over their long career.