Re: Are the 80's UFO albums....
Posted by: rocknut ()
Date: March 27, 2013 06:00PM

The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
Mechanix
No Place To Run
Making Contact
Ain't Misbehavin'


The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent [1981] is a total classic and, has been said elsewhere on this thread, stands shoulder to shoulder with the other classics from the 70's. You must own this album, I cannot praise it strongly enough. My only gripe is that it's not long enough. Profession Of Violence is a superb ballad and Tonka's guitar work throughout the entire album is outstanding.

Mechanix [1982] is a decent album. Take out the horrific cover of 'Somethin' Else' and you have an album that stands up pretty well without being a classic. It's better than No Place To Run.

No Place To Run [1980] is, for me, patchy. There are fans that rate it highly, but I just cannot get into the album as a whole. The 'Mystery Train' cover is an absolute belter, though. Paul Chapman goes wild.

With Making Contact and Ain't Misbehavin' the wheels had finally come off. Both albums are poor and, unless you're a completist, I'd avoid them altogether.

'Obsession' is a late 70's album, but you ought to get that. It's the last with Michael Schenker and is pretty strong. The thing with UFO's 70's output is that it is of it's time. The great songs stand out, but the others just don't.

Strangers In The Night really brings the songs to life, and is an absolute must have.

_________________________________________________________

Always takin', Always fakin', Ignorance is so frustrating.

"I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing...."



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Are the 80's UFO albums.... 404 Probie Sheen 03/27/2013 10:41AM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 292 gary191265 03/27/2013 10:56AM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 255 bridgeofsighs 03/27/2013 01:13PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 246 uforick 03/27/2013 01:19PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 223 alliedforces 03/27/2013 02:08PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 148 bionic 03/28/2013 12:02AM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 185 Rockingbear 03/27/2013 04:42PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 187 JackCane 03/27/2013 05:29PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums....209 rocknut 03/27/2013 06:00PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 182 IC 03/27/2013 06:10PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 187 rocknut 03/27/2013 06:22PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 159 IC 03/27/2013 08:02PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 162 rocknut 03/27/2013 08:03PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 146 gary191265 03/27/2013 08:46PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 148 AndyC 03/27/2013 09:04PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 139 gary191265 03/27/2013 09:09PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 140 AndyC 03/27/2013 09:16PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 171 Scott Watson 03/27/2013 06:36PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 144 peteaor 03/27/2013 08:27PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 155 machinehead 03/27/2013 08:55PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 122 Scott 03/28/2013 03:16AM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 104 kingnoony 03/28/2013 03:15PM
Re: Are the 80's UFO albums.... 91 Scott Watson 03/28/2013 06:49PM
Thanks everyone! 133 Probie Sheen 03/28/2013 03:57AM
Re: Thanks everyone! 127 rocknut 03/28/2013 04:09AM
Re: Thanks everyone! 100 Steve_Roamer 03/28/2013 08:47PM


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Powered by Phorum.

Disclaimer: melodicrock.com takes no responsibility for the contents of messages posted on this open forum, or for the sanity of those posting.