"Making Contact" is my favorite U.F.O. record, and I think it's one of the greatest Hard Rock records ever recorded. Michael Schenker isn't on it and maybe that's why it sounds so great. I.M.H.O., Michael Schenker's song writing isn't as good as his guitar playing. Yes, great guitar playing is, of course, an essential ingredient for Hard Rock music, BUT so is great SONG WRITING!! The songs on "Making Contact" are INCREDIBLE because of the teaming of Phil Mogg (Vocals) and Neil Carter (Keyboards, Rythem Guitar, Bass Guitar and Vocals) who are credited for 7 of the 10 songs on this album. Melodic, yet still Hard and Powerful, every song ROCKS! Back in 1983 I went to a Talas concert (bassist Billy Sheehan's group before he joined David Lee Roth) and they played "DIESEL IN THE DUST" live, it was killer! So if you're into VERY WELL WRITTEN Melodic Hard Rock Songs, you should make contact with U.F.O.'s "MAKING CONTACT".