No Heavy Petting Import, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, January 26, 2000
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You see, UFO is one of those bands that had, and still has, quite a lot of fans, and they were pretty popular in the 70's, but I fear sooner rather than later this fantastic band will start slipping peoples minds, and won't be remembered anymore. I feel it's my job -as a 27 year old guy who wasn't around in the 70's- to do my best sharing this wonderful band with as many people as possible.
Let's be honest- the lead singer has such an incredible voice I feel like crying when I hear it, and the guitarist is just as wonderful at what he does on the guitar. He goes the extra mile to create some truly spectacular solos.
With all that said, No Heavy Petting is perhaps one of the best examples of what "solid" means, in terms of hard rock masterpieces. Along with Wishbone Ash, Humble Pie, and Hawkwind, these are hard rock bands that should be remembered for years to come.
No Heavy Petting happens to contain a PERFECT selection of hard rock songs, and I couldn't argue with anyone who thinks it's the bands best album. It might just be. I love Phenomenon a little bit more, but No Heavy Petting is really just as incredible too. Please, remember UFO and keep these guys in your CD collection. We can't let these good ol' rockers disappear. Time goes on, but great music should stick around forever.
Perhaps the fact that UFO never became a household name is exactly why they never felt the need to try to reproduce a sound or feel from an earlier album. While each UFO album is a gem in its own right, No Heavy Petty has a rough-edged feel that the band somewhat lost on their more well-produced "Lights Out" and "Obsession" albums.
On NHP UFO come across like a garage-band, full of piss and vinegar, and the sense that if you looked at them the wrong way they'd jump off the stage and tear you a new one! Granted there are a few mellower tunes on this album, but even these have that wonderful "garage" band feel. Now, of course, I've never heard a garage band with anywhere near the chops that UFO have/had!
I also think the songwriting on this album, aided by the talented Danny Peyronnel on keyboards, ranks among the best on any UFO album. Based on all the interviews and liner notes I've read over the years, it seems that Peyronnel's songwriting talent was perhaps a bit threatening to some of the boys in the band and they gave him the boot in favor of a less pushy ivory twinkler that could also double as a rhythm guitarist. Now, I think the world of Paul Raymond (the erstwhile keyboardist for UFO's later albums), but honestly, Danny Peyronnel's keyboards on this album made me a fan of keyboards as a viable instrument in a hard rock outfit.Read more ›
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It took a couple listens as I had missed this record in the 70's but it is well worth the money and great classic UFO.Published 9 months ago by Clippy
THE FIRST REVIEW SHOULD BE POSTED LAST. I SAY THIS BECAUSE OF HIS OWN ADMISSION THAT HE WAS NOT EVEN HERE WHEN THIS ALBUM WAS RELEASED. Read morePublished 13 months ago by "PROTEUS"
Just got it today-8/29/2015!! I love it!! Awesome!! Fantastic!! Amazon is like a Xmas Wonderland!! I will be doing all of my shopping here!! Great music store!! Great!! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Thomas E Shelton
I bought the re-master issue. I had the original CD, and the difference in fidelity is slight (if at all). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mike G.
KILLER, can't believe these guys didn't get more attention.Published 21 months ago by Thomas Fiocchi
excellent rocking album, excellent written songs and musicianship...my favorite UFO albumPublished 22 months ago by Bill G. Wren
Grew up listening to this-before they were popular-Great disc with extras!Published 23 months ago by Gregory J. Yingling