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Deep Purple vs. UFO

Essay by Metal Mike Saunders, New Haven Rock Press, January 1972

TIME AGAIN for one of those legendary matchups, a method which has in the past answered such immortal questions as: Could Eric Clapton shut down ...


Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 15 January 1972

"AH SO, Jim lad." The concept of a Japanese Robert Newton is hard to envisage. Yet UFO will assure you, "Long John Silver has hit ...

Blue Oyster Cult/UFO: Live In Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 2 September 1978

THEY DON'T have a Trades Descriptions Act in the States. If they did, then the Cult might be in trouble. Their ads (and, what's more, ...

UFO: Strangers In The Night: A Double Live Album (Chrysalis)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 20 January 1979

THE LESSON to be learned from this album is undoubtedly that the natural habitat of a heavy metal band is in concert. The proof comes ...

UFO: In Search Of Heady Riff

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 10 February 1979

In which UFO try for world domination...HARRY DOHERTY followed them round the concert circuit ...

UFO: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 March 1979

"UFO! UFO!" The chant blasts across the stalls, and security men blench at the prospect of a mass invasion. ...

Scorpions: Stateless and Fighting Back

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

German heavy metallurgists Scorpion, fronted by ex-UFO lead guitarist Michael Schenker, are set to conquer the world the English-speaking one, that is. HARRY DOHERTY talked ...

UFO: The Only Way To Travel

Report by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 28 June 1980

THUNDER SPREADS across the weathered visage of Selecter's dumpling coach driver Tennessee Roman Reynolds. He thumps the breakfast table like he's an SPG man working ...

UFO: Empire, Liverpool

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 23 January 1982

A MASSIVE clenched fist clutching a spanner makes an imposing backdrop for the new UFO show and inspires hopes that the band are belatedly rallying ...

UFO: Mechanix (Chrysalis CHR 1360)

Review by Phil Bell, Sounds, 30 January 1982

Y Viva Espanner ...

UFO: Object, Refuse, Rejects Abuse

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 15 May 1982

"JOIN SHOUNDS, hic, and shee the world," Big Al Lewis (Ed Rtd; now Mega-Ed) had shlurred on that historic day in 1978 when I conned ...

UFO: Tonka, Wailer, Snowman, Sailor

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 29 May 1982

REGULAR READERS of my exciting adventures may recall that two weeks back your humble scribe was snowed under with top rock band UFO in the ...

Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf et al: Knebworth Fayre, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, 29 June 1985

THIS IS the second Dark Age. It's gotta be. Either that or it's a farmyard. Either that or it's a British festival. Oh oh, it's ...

Cod Piece In Our Time

Overview by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 19 January 1991

Bring your good taste to be slaughtered! To mark Iron Maiden's ground-breaking success (any bleedin' excuse — Ed), STUART MACONIE investigates the subtle and many-faceted ...

UFO: Reissues

Review by Pete Makowski, Classic Rock, February 2008

WATCHING THIS once-great band drag their bruised, battered – and in some cases surgically-enhanced – carcass around metal's chicken-in-a-basket circuit, it's difficult to believe that ...

High LOL-tage: Mike Diver's classic rock adventure

Live Review by Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 3 August 2010

The other day our former overlord Mike Diver phoned up DiS HQ to belligerently demand we implement what he described as "the final phase" of ...

see also Scorpions, The

see also Michael Schenker


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