Tag Archives: UFO

Album review: UFO – The Salentino Cuts

UFO - The Salentino Cuts

Cleopatra Records [Release date 29.09.17] Originally formed in 1969, British rock legends have been rocking for nearly 50 years. With a brief hiatus or two, UFO have released 21 studio albums and some classic live sets along the way. This … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 3 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 30 July 2017

RAMBLIN

After the deluge on Saturday the forecast for the Sunday was looking a lot brighter and judging by the size of the crowd in the arena the sun had enticed a few extra bodies along for another top day of … Continue reading

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Book review: PETE WAY – Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock’s Most Dangerous Man

PETE WAY – Fast Ride Out of Here: Confessions of Rock’s Most Dangerous Man

Constable Books [Publication date 11.05.17] It is about time that someone wrote a book that gives the life and times of UFO an objective and entertaining airing from the inside. For about two-thirds of Pete Way’s autobiography, I was bemoaning … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – Alban Arena, St Albans, 25 October 2016

UFO - Alban Arena, St Albans, 25 October 2016

For a band whose musical quality is right up there with the best, UFO’s legacy in the classic rock hall of fame is not the most secure. Whether its the effect of the off stage shenanigans and constant personnel changes … Continue reading

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DVD review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission – Live In Madrid

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission - Live In Madrid

Inakustik [Release date 29.04.16] Over the past few years I have been championing the cause for Temple Of Rock to anyone who will listen. The band’s latest album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’ was my 2015 album of the year and … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 22 January 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: Pako Meria Almost exactly a year ago I got a copy through of the latest Temple Of Rock album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’. One play through was all it took for me to decide that the band had created … Continue reading

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News: BEST OF 2015 rock radio special on Sunday 27 December

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

On Sunday 27 December, at 22:00 GMT David Randall presents a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer choices for ‘Best of 2015′.  The show will also reflect the popular vote that … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL IX – Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli, Wales, 12-14 November 2015

Helloween -  HARD ROCK HELL IX - Hafan Y Mor, Pwlhelli, Wales, 12-14 November 2015

Thursday When the line-up was announced for this year’s 9th chapter of the Hard Rock Hell journey there were the usual naysayers but to be fair it’s the same for every festival… However one thing that topped everything was the … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIZARDS – Reptilicus Maximus

THE LIZARDS - Reptilicus Maximus

Hyperspace Records [Release date 01.09.15] The Lizards may leave us waiting far too long between albums but when they do appear they are invariably worthy of attention.  We reviewed their last “proper” 2006 release ‘Against All Odds’ noting that it … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 1 – Ebbw Vale, South Wales, 25 July 2015

STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL Day 1 - Ebbw Vale, S.Wales, 25 July 2015

Steelhouse is celebrating its fifth anniversary and I am proud to say I was there at the inaugral event on a cold and rainy windswept mountain … not a lot has changed weatherwise since then. In fairness to the Steelhouse … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

UFO - The Ritz, Manchester, 19 April 2015

On the way to the gig in the car, and playing the latest album ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’, I was reassured that this was still the hard rock album of the year nearly six months in.  But, as it turned … Continue reading

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Album review: UFO – A Conspiracy Of Stars

UFO - A Conspiracy Of Stars

SPV [Release date 23.02.15] UFO are another of our “heritage” bands who for the past few years have toured consistently and released new albums.  In short, they are still relevant.  And, arguably, ‘A Conspiracy Of Stars’ is their best offering … Continue reading

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Gig review: PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT, The Borderline, London, 9 January 2015

PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT, The Borderline, London, 9 January 2015

‘Dry January’ is a fashionable concept beloved of health professionals and those who may have overindulged over the festive season, but it might equally apply to the gig calendar. Sandwiched between the Christmas rush and spring tours, there are noticeably … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

This is the second time I have seen Mr Schenker and crew in the last few weeks having witnessed the band at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. The fact that I couldn’t wait for tonight’s show is testament … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE STORY OF UFO – Too Hot To Handle (1969-1993)

The Story of UFO - Too Hot To Handle

Wienerworld [Release date 29.09.14] One of the great mainstays of British hard rock for nearly 50 years, UFO have never been properly commemorated in terms of a video documentary. Some fans may complain that this 60 minute overview (really from … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF X – S/t

House of X

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Released 27.10.14] Not some dodgy gentleman’s club but a group where three of its members, namely Danny Peyronel (vocals), Clive Edwards (drums) and Laurence Archer (guitars), have all at one time be members of legendary British hard … Continue reading

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Album review: UFO – The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986

UFO - The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986

Chrysalis/Warner Music [Release date 17.03.14] A growing trend in recent times is for labels to re-package a band’s albums in facsimilie sleeves.  Invariably these are fairly basic, with no bonus tracks, credits, or enlightening essay.  As a quick fix, and … Continue reading

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Gig review: UFO – Parr Hall, Warrington, 20 March 2014

UFO - Parr Hall, Warrington, 20 March 2014

Having just received the recent UFO boxed set, 10 albums in as many years, where do you start for a live show?  It seems that the band have taken some criticism on the chin, with Phil Mogg referring to comments … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – February 2014 Highlights

Don Airey

February 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Photo: Noel Buckley Tuesdays 19:00 Pete Feenstra Rock & Blues NEW! In the first hour of our Tuesday blues rock marathon, Pete signposts upcoming and established artists who … Continue reading

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Book review: High Stakes & Dangerous Men – The UFO Story by Neil Daniels

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk UFO have never been a massive band like say Deep Purple, although they have had periods in their history, most notably the 70’s Schenker years, when they easily sold out Apollo sized venues here in the UK … Continue reading

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