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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life before Schenker, 29 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Live (Audio CD)
This CD will probably not be enjoyed by the late 70s, 80s and present day UFO fans, it is a million miles away from the Schenker inspired UFO. As this CD is pre Schenker. The band line up being Mogg, Way, Parker and original guitarist Mick Bolton. This group were really into the Blues and boy can they play it. Every track is a guitar workout, long extended solos, with wahwah, feedback and lots of echo. I can understand no UFO fans being remotely interested in this album but anyone who is into the blues should give it a listen. Phil Mogg has a wonderful voice for singing the blues and Mick Bolton squeezes every last note out of his guitar. What sums this album up most of all is just before the encore Phil Mogg says to the audience 'this has to be our last song, because the guitarist fingers are so cut he won't be able to play for a month'.
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Rock the World: Orlando 1980
Rock the World: Orlando 1980
Offered by inyourdreams-soundandvision
Price: £33.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy guitar freak, 29 Sept. 2007
If only all albums were like this one. Nearly 80 minutes of screaming guitar. Nine tracks in total, the shortest being 4min 39sec, the longest being a whopping 17mins 35secs. Not a great deal of vocals, Terry lets his guitar do the talking. Plenty of feedback, wahwah and fuzz. Two of the tracks Rock the World and Down and Dirty Blues were originally on a vinyl album I owned in the 80s, and I was pleased to find they are on this CD. As sometime ago my vinyl's were nicked. The best track on the album in my opinion is Down and Dirty Blues, a little bit of gruff singing, followed by 5mins of chugging bass and absolute howling guitar. Anyone who is into psychedelic guitar should definately own this gem. Terry is totally original in his sound, so don't expect Trower, Marino, etc. Just enjoy!!


Old Dogs New Tricks
Old Dogs New Tricks
Offered by Alemannenprog
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed again, 29 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Old Dogs New Tricks (Audio CD)
I have recently purchased Old Dogs New Tricks and Hendrix by Hansen.
O.D.N.T is Hansen's own stuff, which I have to say is not what I expected after reading other reviews. To say it is poor is an overstatement. There are a few live tracks on the album, which are better than the studio stuff, but these don't pull the album out of the s..t. I expected loads of screaming guitar solos, but these unfortunately were kept to a minimum. Eg on the albums longest track at 9 mins 21 secs Hansen mumbles along with no guitar solo in sight, which in my opinion is a long time to listen to a man who can't sing. Frank Marino/Robin Trower would have stuck a 5 minuter in there.

I have owned albums by Randy Hansen in the early 80s, both live Hendrix covers and Hansen's own. Once again I have been disapointed. In my opinion Hansen should stick to what he does best covering Hendrix.
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