Flying Import, Original recording remastered
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Check the track Flying and you know what I mean ...
This sounds nothing like the subsequent recordings by this band and will probably not appeal to fans of their later, more famous work. However, fans of Hawkwind, Blue Cheer, Ash Ra Tempel, Black Sabbath and the Stooges need to give it a spin.
If you like this, also check out the first record by the Scorpions 'Lonesome Crow' for a similarly uncharacteristic record by a famous band.
But the first three albums (with Mick Bolton) soon followed with Flying leading the pack, and it quickly became my all-time favourite. Something that still holds up to this day.
Apparently Mogg and Way hate this album, deeming it too psychedelic and hippy-drippy, but for someone like me it's the real thing (and note,I'm also very into Black Metal, Hardcore, Punk so I aint no softy).
It's just that the music grows on you, and keeps growing. Something that I have a theory about being a lot to do with this music being blues-based in character. Well, the guitar playing at least.(even though I hate straight blues with a vengeance.)
If we just talk guitar for a moment,I would have to say now that in the UFO stakes Bolton beats Schenker hands down.
And that's a pretty hard thing for a former Schenker fanatic to say. It's nothing to do with speed or dexterity - widdly widdly if you will. It's about feel and heart. Pure and simple. The way it should be.
I think especially from the late 70's onwards, you could definitely hear Schenkers guitar solos being dropped into UFO songs, and not seeming to have much connection or feel with the tracks at all. Although, as ProEvil also rightly points out, check out Lonesome Crow by the Scorpions. (Don't laugh. Not the spandex and power ballad Scorpions of later.) A great album and maybe a distant relative to Flying. I think this is Schenkers best guitar work by far as it is, like Bolton's work, an integral part of the music. (And I think he was only 16 at the time!Read more ›
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SO SPACEY. THIS IS A MUST IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE PROGRESSION OF ONE OF ROCKS SOMEWHAT OVERLOOKED BANDS.Published 15 months ago by T-Dub
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This is one of the most boring albums ever produced. I don't care what fans say. There is no excitement. No development or change. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by Christopher Plummer
I discovered this along with UFO and UFO LIVE. Extremely good. More adventurous and Progressive than the Michael Schenker years, but still very cool. Read morePublished on April 27, 2009 by G. Morningstar
Hey, I'm disappointed! The album says "One Hour of Space Rock" and instead it's 1 hour and 2 seconds!
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Early UFO really is hard to listen to and for the die-hard collector who must have everything they produced. Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by Wild Colonial Boy
The song "Flying" is enough reason to get this release. Guitarist Mick Bolton's tone grows further into Heavy Blues/Metal from UFO's 1st release. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by R Greco