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    Main » 2015 » March » 28 » UFO ~ 1970 ~ UFO I
    UFO ~ 1970 ~ UFO I
    UFO ~ 1970 ~ UFO Igenre: hard, rhythm and blues
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    Tapestry of Delights:
    UFO formed in the Wood Green/Enfield area of North London in August 1969. They played a unique amalgam of underground/progressive pop, R&B and folk-rock in those early days, which was augmented by more power and a little blues when Andy Parker joined the line-up in place of their original drummer.
    In March 1970 they signed to the Beacon label and recorded UFO I in six evenings at Jackson Studios in Rickmansworth. It was produced by a South London car dealer on a four track machine and licensed all over the world. Nobody really noticed it at all in Britain but it sold quite well in Germany and Japan. More important, two 45s from the album were released in Japan and became hit singles; in fact, C'mon Everybody got to No 1. Amazingly the group, which was surviving on a hand-to-mouth sort of existence in Britain, was in demand to visit Japan. A tour was arranged for them to support Three Dog Night, but when the latter pulled out, UFO found themselves headlining the tour and leading the lifestyle of superstars. Their second album, Flying (One Hour Space Rock), will appeal to fans of the genre.
    When Mark Bolton left the band to quit the music business in January 1972, they got Larry Wallis in as a replacement. Wallis had earlier been with Shagrat and Blodwyn Pig. He wasn't with them long but taught them how to move around and dress up, important considerations in the glam rock era. By the time he left in October to join Pink Fairies, after a personality clash with Phil Mogg, the band had cultivated a distinct visual image, appearing on stage in snakeskin boots, tights, sequins, glitter, leather trousers, arm bands and so on.

    Eventually they signed to Chrysalis and recorded a new album, Phenomenon, which they toured all over Britain and Scandinavia to promote. By now Schenker had been added to their line-up and Paul Chapman from Skid Row was added as a second guitarist around this time but was given the push before they set off on an American tour (he would later rejoin them). After the release of Force It, they spent several weeks in America, frenetically touring and establishing a live reputation, which paid off because the album eventually climbed to No 71 in the US Album Charts.
    In September 1975, Danny Peyronel (ex-The Heavy Metal Kids) was recruited to augment their sound. This line-up recorded the No Heavy Petting album, which was also more successful in the US, where it climbed to No 169, but Peyronel didn't really fit in and left in Summer 1976. UFO continued their long climb to success - a story which falls outside the time span of this book. ~ (Vernon Joynson/Dietmar Schwab)

    Side one    
    1. "Unidentified Flying Object"     2:19
    2. "Boogie"     4:16
    3. "C'mon Everybody"   Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart 3:12
    4. "Shake It About"     3:47
    5. "(Come Away) Melinda"   Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff 5:04

    Side two 
    1. "Timothy"     3:29
    2. "Follow You Home"   Way 2:13
    3. "Treacle People"   Bolton 3:23
    4. "Who Do You Love?"   Ellas McDaniel 7:49
    5. "Evil"   Way 3:27

    All songs written and composed by Pete Way, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Mick Bolton, except where noted. 

    Phil Mogg - Vocals
    Mick Bolton - Guitar
    Pete Way - Bass
    Andy Parker - Drums

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