Learn five UFO tracks note for note with Dave Kilminster This superb DVD will teach you some of the hard edged rock riffs and solos that made Michael Schenker a guitar hero and UFO one of the most influential rock bands of the 70s! Tracks include;
Apart from his classic work with UFO, from a pure heavy metal and hard rock standpoint, most metalheads consider Michael Schenker's 1980-1984 solo period to be his high-water mark. And after checking out the 2008 compilation Best of the Michael Schenker Group 1980-1984, you'll understand why…
Built to Destroy is the fourth album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). Gary Barden returned to the group on vocals following the departure of Graham Bonnet amidst tensions with Michael Schenker. This was the band's final studio album prior to their disbanding, and Schenker moving on to form the McAuley Schenker Group with vocalist Robin McAuley. New material released under the Michael Schenker Group name would not appear for over a decade. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the German guitarist's 1983 album including five bonus tracks.
The Michael Schenker Group is the first album by the hard rock band Michael Schenker Group. Made #1 on KTUH's charts on the week of September 29, 1980. Highlights like "Looking Out from Nowhere" and "Lost Horizons" are laced with the pomp and bombast typical of the era, and storming opener "Armed and Ready" is arguably Schenker's finest solo track. Vocalist Gary Barden wisely stays out of the way, his understated style (not unlike that of UFO singer Phil Mogg) placing all emphasis where it is intended: Schenker's stunning axe work. In spite of its random quirks, the general consensus among fans holds that this remains the MSG's best work. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the German guitarist's 1980 album including three bonus tracks: 'Armed and Rady (live)', 'Into the Arena (live) and 'Cry for the Nations (radio edit)'.
Written in the Sand is a studio album by the Michael Schenker Group, the first group effort after the McAuley Schenker era. Re-energized by the short-lived reunion with UFO and by the recording of Walk on Water, Michael Schenker collected yet another group of players and recorded Written in the Sand. No matter what inspired them, Schenker and the new line up of Leif Sundin on vocals, Shane Gaalaas on drums, and Barry Sparks on bass deliver some respectable metal reminiscent of the earliest and best known Michael Schenker Group albums.
Rock Will Never Die is a Michael Schenker Group live album released in 1984 and recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London, over two nights in October 1983. The Michael Schenker Group is a guitar-oriented hard rock band formed in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, Michael Schenker. In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1992. After that, the Michael Schenker Group was reformed.
This 1997 Tokyo concert showcases highlights from throughout Michael Schenker's prolific, exceptional career. The rock & roll heavyweight plays songs from his tenure in the Scorpions, such as "Another Piece of Meat" and "In the Search of the Peace of Mind." The wealth of material also features some excellent UFO cuts, including "Doctor, Doctor," "Let it Roll," "Too Hot to Handle," and "Love to Love," while the artist's later work with MSG is represented well with "Into the Arena," "No Time for Losers," and "Feels Like a Good Thing," among others. Known for his characteristic "Flying V" Gibson guitar, Michael Schenker and his band remain the quintessential gods of arena rock.
Michael Schenker (born 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band. He first rose to fame as a founding member of the Scorpions, then achieved fame in the mid 1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, who is still a guitarist with the Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, still, Schenker continues to perform and record and to maintain a following, and is called "a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar."
World Wide Live 2004 was recorded at the Metalmania Festival in Spodek, Katowice (Poland), in March of 2004. The set list features an even split of UFO and Michael Schenker Group (MSG) classics, along with two new songs from the 2003 MSG album Arachnophobiac.
UK five CD set from the guitar hero and former UFO and Scorpions member. After leaving UFO in 1978, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker decided to form his own group - settling on a name that left no confusion about the creative force in the group! Chrysalis Years 1980-1984 collects together all six of Schenker's albums recorded for Chrysalis Records including bonus live tracks and more. Features his eponymous 1980 debut featuring vocalist Gary Barden, 1981's MSG featuring Cozy Powell on drums and UFO's Paul Raymond on keyboards and guitar, and the legendary Japanese double live One Night at Budokan, recorded in Tokyo on MSG's 1981 tour. Released the same year, 1982's Assault Attack was the sole recording to feature former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet, before Barden's return for 1983's Built to Destroy. This set is rounded off by MSG's second live album, Rock Will Never Die which effectively became the swan song for this era of the band.