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It goes without saying, that the legendary and award-winning guitarist Michael Schenker has led a truly amazing rock’n’roll life. Born in Sarstedt near Hannover in 1955, Michael's career took off when he was just a teenager. At the age of nine, he was already listening to the Beatles and the Stones. By the age of 14 he was looking to learn from the likes of Led Zeppelin, ... Read more in Amazon's Michael Schenker Store

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  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B001RT89TC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the German guitarist's 1982 album including one bonus track: 'Girl From Uptown'. Formerly a member of both Scorpions and UFO, Schenker's finest fretwork can be found on his releases under the name Michael Schenker Group (or MSG). Assault Attack features the vocal talents of former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnett. Nine tracks. EMI. 2009.

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While this album may have Graham Bonnet on vocals and not Gary Barden,I think Graham does a great job on the songs.
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Schenker COOKS on this one . . . tasty guitar, great melodies, awesome rhythm section.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 2, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Assault Attack (1982), the third studio album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG), was the first and last to feature former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet. Although Bonnet's tenure with the band was brief, and came to a fiery conclusion, infused with some inspired guitar playing from Michael Schenker, and Bonnet's singing and songwriting contributions, the Martin Birch (Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath) produced album, is actually one of the stronger MSG efforts during the 1980's. The personnel involved on the album included Schenker on guitar, Chris Glenn on bass, and new MSG members drummer Ted McKenna (Rory Gallagher), keyboard player Tommy Eyre, and Bonnet.

What actually happened may be up for discussion, but after recording the album and as the band was preparing to tour, Bonnet abruptly departed, which led to former singer Gary Barden rejoining MSG. Apparently replacing Bonnet's vocals with Barden's was considered, but fortunately Assault Attack was eventually released with Bonnet's original vocals. This was definitely for the best, as Bonnet was a major contributor to the songwriting, and his voice is clearly much better suited to the material.

Although things may have ended badly, the music on this album rocks very solidly, as Birch helps give the band a broader and more dynamic sound. Schenker's guitar tone is warmer and fuller, and his leads seem to pack more energy. Bonnet totally delivers, putting great effort into his singing, which along with Schenker's contributions, helps to give the music impact, and the energy to bolster the weaker material.

As a UFO fan, I had been following MSG for a few years, however when I bought the album on vinyl in the early 80's, I had no clue that Bonnet had already exited the band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Mcguinn on July 9, 2009
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michael schenker group,s third cd -assault attack is in my opinion one of his finest albums ever.by the time michael schenker was about to record what would become assault attack he was in a difficult position of having almost all of the line up that recorded the second msg album and one night at budokan fall apart.chris glen stayed with michael then came, graham bonnet who was in blackmore,s rainbow in 1979 and had left rainbow supposedly very dissatisfied with ritchie blackmore.however blackmore,s loss was schenker,s gain for a short time, soon after this great cd was made bonnet was kicked out of msg...any how for me the standout cuts are;rock you to the ground,desert song,samurai,assault attack and searching for a reason!michael as usual sounds red hot especially on the end solo of rock you to the ground,the band with the new drummer ted mckenna sounds really solid too.get this cd if you are a michael schenker fan!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd Edwards on February 4, 2010
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Truly one of my favorite albums. Schenker COOKS on this one . . . tasty guitar, great melodies, awesome rhythm section. Schenker plays a lot on this album, but he never seems to "overplay." Unlike so many other guitar players, every lead is fresh and different. Truly tasteful. Lyrically, Assault Attack is a little silly at times . . . but the singing is so cool, I honestly don't pay much attention to what Graham Bonnet says (!!). I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ALBUM . . . .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Randy on March 31, 2013
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This is a masterpiece by Schenker. A must have for any Schenker fan. I had this back in high school and just purchased it again. Every track on this cd is great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CLASS-ACT36 on January 9, 2012
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THIS IS A GREAT MSG CLASSIC. I LOVE GRAHAM BONNET ON LEAD VOCAL. THE SONG WRITING AND PRODUCTION ON THIS CD IS TOP NOTCH.
SCHENKER IS THE GREATEST GUITARIST OF ALL TIME TO ME AND THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST TWO CD'S THAT I WAS EXPOSED TO WHEN
I GOT INTO HIS PLAYING. HIS TONE WAS VERY INFLUENTIAL ON MY OWN GUITAR PLAYING AND HIS PHRASING IS ALWAYS EXPANDING.
HIS LATER VERSIONS OF MSG WERE EVER CHANGING, AND ANY MSG OR UFO CD IS WORTH THE PRICE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharptiger Rocker on November 13, 2010
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If you fancy yourself a guitarist or just a plain old enthusiast of hard rock/heavy metal music, you simply must listen to this album! I own over 2000 albums in my music collection, most of which are in the aforementioned "hard rock/heavy metal" category, and I have never heard a more cleanly produced hard rock album. This one is an absolute gem.

Aside from Martin Birch's fantastic production, Michael Schenker's extraordinary musicianship has never been more in evidence than on "Assault Attack." His phrasings are melodious yet not sappy, torrid yet not overbearing, substantial yet not in contrast to the flow of each song.

I was an admirer of Schenker's before receiving "Assault Attack" as a Christmas gift way back in 1982; however, this album made me a lifelong devoted fan. Perhaps the only true down-side to this recording for fans of the "Mad Axeman" is that it left us with a longing for the next "Assault Attack"-type album from Michael Schenker; an event which to this date has never happened. While Schenker has had many fantastic albums in his storied and influential career, nothing compares to this one.

There's something truly different with Schenker's tone on this album. While Schenker is noted for being a master of tone and feel across the spectrum of his career, the guitar sounds on this recording are unlike anything I've heard on a hard rock album before. I'm not sure how much is attributeable to Birch's influence and how much is Schenker experimenting a bit. Whatever the reason, wow does it work! While most guitarists in this genre push the volume envelope for attack, Schenker seems to go with a "less is more" approach on this recording.
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