Coming inbetween the albums "Lights Out" and the live "Strangers in the night","Obsession" continued the high standard now expected from the band.As well as the usual uptempo rock numbers,
like "Pack It Up(And Go)","Hot'N'Ready" and of course the classic "Only You Can Rock Me"(inspiration for Spinal Taps "Tonight we're gonna rock you,tonight"?).The album also contains some of the Way/Mogg writing teams most effective ballads,like "Born To Lose" and the fantastic "Looking Out For
No.1",a perfect blend of soulfull lyrics,a great sing along chorus and a fine arrangement with strings that really showed that UFO were up with the best rock bands of the day,
(it even gets a short instrumental reprise ).In the post punk U.K. of 1978,"Obsession" managed a credable chart placing of no.26,not bad as heavy rock was'nt often given airplay back then.
The cover is another great bit of seventies Hipgnosis design,
all the best Rock bands used them ,to "sort out the artwork".
Apparently when viewing the finished design,Michael Schenker
asked in all innocence "..Why have'nt I got any balls?".
To sum up,"Obsession" is UFO doing what they do best,recorded during a stable line-up period!I loved it when I was seventeen and I still love it today,and that's not just nostalgia talking.