Showing posts with label ufo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ufo. Show all posts

6/14/11

Vid: An underrated group: UFO

Some time ago I came across the group UFO after reading about the influences of my favorite band, Metallica. So I loaded up my torrent client and headed for one of my favorite bootleg sites, TTD. By chance, I somehow downloaded what was probably their best live performance, in London in 1974. Fast-forwarding trough the (seemingly uninteresting at first) DVD, I got sucked into a song called "This Kids", with this awesome guitar solo and really catchy riffs. I knew I had stumbled across a real talent. That was the door-opener I needed, and I started to listen more carefully to more of their records. That performance is with Michael Schenker on lead guitar, wich I found out was one of the founders of Scorpions. He also played in other bands, and was a bit on and off with UFO. He is said to be the guitarist that brought fast metal-style solos to the rock scene, and he also got famous for his sound. John Marshall was one of the people who tried to duplicate it. Kirk Hammett of Metallica usually mentions UFO when talking about past influences. I am almost finished with tabbing the whole song, let me know if you want it posted!