UFO at Nottingham Rock City, UK - 15/2/98

UFO review from local paper, the Nottingham Evening Post

Legend has it that UFO guitarist Pete Way once told his wife he was just nipping out to post a letter...and returned home four months later after being whisked away by the band for a European tour. After last night's power-packed concert, let's hope Pete never loses the desire to visit the postbox at least once a year. For UFO stamped their authority on proceedings right from the opening number, Natural Thing. If this lot had been playing on the Titanic, the iceberg would have melted before the ship struck Rock Bottom (the group's final encore). Phil Mogg led the line-up as the band switched from classics like Strangers in The Night to new material from Walk On Water. The dynamic A Self-Made Man chugged along with high energy. Way the showman posed, pouted and pranced about in true mad axeman style, while the now dark-haired Michael Schenker, always on the edge of the action, was nevertheless the lynchpin of the performance. Schenker, his Flying V guitar more explosive than Werner von Braun's Second World War rockets, gave the band more metal than Krupps. Many in the capacity audience went along to see the German ace and he did not disappoint. The message from UFO, whose reputation in the past has been wilder than a Chelsea manager's pay claim, was unequivocal: Dinosaur rock is very much alive and kicking.

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