you like your rock hard,loud and gutsy? Then this band does it all.One of my all time favorite bands to listen to Jammin.
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The song selection here is okay, but it would be a wiser idea to purchase “Essential UFO” (and Essential MSG for that matter)
as those are the most complete “Best Of” packages available for those two great bands. Avoid all the other slapped together discs that are merely trying to sucker you in.
Better than the previously released “Essential” compilation CD. This was a great band that never got the respect they deserved in America. If you want to own a real good overview, then this CD would be it.
I would also recommend “Strangers in the Night” their double live LP from around ‘79 that captures them at their finest. One of the best hard and heavy live albums of the 70s.
As I listened to this 16 track compilation,I noticed at just how many of these tunes I didn’t know by name,but I recognized them by their riffs.’Best Of UFO…’ gathers some of the British metal band’s better known material from(I’m guessing)1974-83.Cuts I was digging the most were “Doctor Doctor”,”Only You Can Rock Me”(so THEY’RE the ones who originally did this song)”Shoot Shoot”,”Rock Bottom”,”Hot ‘N Ready” and “Young Blood”.Worthy of many repeated plays and a true keeper.Recommended.
UFO, while practically unheard of in America, were gigantic in Europe during the mid 70’s to early 80’s. When someone mentions hardrock from this time period, most people will talk your ear off about Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Rush, Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath and other high-profile, mainstream rock bands people went ga-ga over. You won’t, however, hear much or anything at all about UFO, a band from the U.K. that had a certain ace-kraut guitarist and a heavy drinking lead singer, especially in this country. Too bad, because UFO has all of those aformentioned bands collectivly beat IMHO. UFO:Gold is probably the single best disc you can own from this band, if you can only own one at all. Other then *Force It*, thier albums had their share of filler material to go along with the “hits”, so this solves that problem. Also, unlike *Essentilal*, this covers the underrated Paul Chapman-era.
This CD covers all the albums from 74′ (Phenomenon) to 85′ (Misdemeanor). Here is the list of songs that made it off of each album.
-Force It- (75)
*Let It Roll*
-No Heavy Petting- (76)
*You Can Roll Her*
-Lights Out- (77)
*Too Hot To Handle*
*Love To Love*
*Only You Can Rock Me*
*Hot N Ready*
*Pack It Up (and go)*
-No Place To Run- (80)
-Wild, The Willing And The Innocent- (81)
*Let It Rain*
-Making Contact- (83)
*When Its Time To Rock*
A awesome collection of songs from UFO, the most under-rated band, EVER! Everything you need is right here on this disc. Rock on, and thanks for reading.