UFO AND MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP ROCKPALAST DVD AND CD IN STORES OCTOBER 25, 2010
Starting today, EddieTrunk.com will be exclusively premiering a clip from UFO’s classic Rockpalast performance which took place November 29, 1980 at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. The clip being premiered is a classic rendition of the UFO favorite “Doctor, Doctor”. This performance is finally being released from the Rockpalast archives and will be in stores on October 25th from MIG Music. Make sure to head over to http://www.eddietrunk.com and check out the clip today.
From the first notes of “Lettin’ Go” you can hear an experienced band celebrating a compact, homogenic, and straight forward performance. During this show they tore through their hits including: “Lights Out”, “Too Hot to Handle”, “Only You Can Rock Me”, “Cherry” as well as a magnificent cover of Elvis Presely’s “Mystery Train”. Ending the night with a breathtaking encore which included “Rock Bottom” and “Doctor Doctor”, this concert remains a stunning document of the power and perfection of one of the greatest hard rock bands that have ever existed
There are more stories about UFO than actual songs that they have composed. Any band who has been in the music business for 40 plus years are bound to have experienced difficult times, but also dazzling success. UFO’s story began in London way back in 1969, when vocalist Phil Mogg, drummer Andy Parker, guitarist Mick Bolton and bassist Pete Way formed the group, borrowing the band name from a legendary London music club. The band distinguished themselves with their very own, unmistakable style, touching a nerve among their growing following with rock numbers like ‘Prince Kajuku’, ‘Follow You Home’ or ‘C’mon Everybody’ from their albums “UFO 1”, “Flying” and “UFO Live”.
UFO’s global breakthrough came when German guitarist, Michael Schenker, joined the fold in 1973, having left his band the Scorpions to accept an offer from Phil Mogg and Pete Way. UFO released three consecutive rock classics with Schenker (“Phenomenon” (1974), “Force It” (1975) and “No Heavy Pettin'” (1976)), featuring classics such as: ‘Doctor Doctor’, ‘Shoot, Shoot’, and ‘Rock Bottom’. Following the arrival of keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond, UFO released the albums “Lights Out” (1977) and “Obsession” (1978), which included the hit singles ‘Too Hot To Handle’, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Only You Can Rock Me’. Their live release “Strangers In The Night” came out in 1979 and is still considered to be one of the best live releases of all time, unfortunately, this also brought about the end of the Mogg, Way, Schenker, Parker & Raymond line-up.
Eddie Trunk continues his crusade to keep radio fresh and exciting and play the music he loves. He is currently heard on two national radio shows and seen on VH1 Classic and MSG Networks. He has also appeared on MTV several times and on Fox News Channel, worked as a freelance music journalist, boxing ring announcer, and MC for various concerts and rock events around the USA. He is the host of America’s biggest rock festival Rocklahoma in Pryor OK every July, hosts the events press conference in LA, and also consults on the lineup.