Re: Are the 80's UFO albums....
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: March 28, 2013 03:16AM

** My advice, just pay £12 for the UFO CHRYSALIS YEARS 80 - 85 or whatever it is called. Its all there.

The above pretty much sum it up. One clue however, MOGG rates TWTWATI as one of best records! Thats says it all. Chapman/Mogg/Way had a point to prove with that one, as Beatles producer George Martin had not really delivered what they wanted with NPTR. They produced it and made a fuckin cracker. MOGG was very influenced by film for his lyrics, and in PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE he perhaps delivered one of finest pieces with PAUL CHAPMAN. Its about the Kray Bros (London East End gansgters).

NPTR - I love it. Its not as meaty, but some great songs.

MECHANIX - 70% is great, some fillers and sign UFO were being driven to compete with the big slick sounds that were all the rage in 81/82 in America.

MAKING CONTACT - This one was MOGG/CARTER's baby. Its got plenty of keyboards, the band were in flux and about to die, shows were bad, they were off their faces. It suffered in people perceptions because of it. Many ignored it or dismissed as too poppy with keys. But it was a good record. Go back, rediscover that it does rock and crank it loud. Great record, 70% is great.

MISDEMEANOR - Should never have been called UFO. Apparently Chrysalis made them use the name! Its what FM would/could sound like if A/ The had balls B/ Decent songs. Its a slick AOR/Mel rock record thats very nid 80's with whip crack electronic drums. Good for what it is..it isn't UFO though.



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