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Beat my Ideal Michael Schenker Gig

Robert Knowles "109Rob"
 
Be Aware Of Scorpions
Be Aware Of Scorpions
"No Turning Back from this album would be a great gig openner."
Arachnophobiac
Arachnophobiac
"Evermore from this album is another corking openner."
Walk On Water
Walk On Water
"Venus from this album begins to showcase Schanker's guitar mastery at extended soloing"
Lights Out: CLASSIC ROCK SERIES
Lights Out: CLASSIC ROCK SERIES
"No Schenker gig would be complete without Lights Out. There is an incredible version of this on YouTube from the late 1980s. I would have Schenker learn this version of the track."
Masters Of Rock
Masters Of Rock
"I would then have Victim of Illusion from this album, since it shows off Schenker's perfect riff-timing."
Tales of Rock N Roll
Tales of Rock N Roll
"Continuing on the 'riffing' theme, I would then have Freedom from this album. It is abstract, but contains wonderful layering of both complex riffs and solos."
Endless Jam Vol.1
Endless Jam Vol.1
"I would have Long Misty Days from this album next - to slow things down and to bring in the ethereal dimension"
Endless Jam Continues
Endless Jam Continues
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps from this album continues the moodiness, show-cases Schenker's brilliant extended soloing, and continues the slow pace."
Adventures Of The Imagination
Adventures Of The Imagination
"Old Man With Sheep on Mars from this album both ups the tempo again, and show cases what may be Schenker's best ever solo. It also shifts genre, taking the concert into a new gear."
Obsession
Obsession
"The only way to follow the previous track would be with a crowd-rousing anthem - such as Only You Can Rock Me."
Covenant
Covenant
"Serenade from this album would be another great anthem to follow on in the anthem theme."
Written in the Sand
Written in the Sand
"Love Never Dies begins in an 'anthem' kind of way, but then becomes an epic of extended soloing."
Unforgiven
Unforgiven
"Illusion from this album would be a great follow-up next since it comes from a similar era, retains the melodic tones of an epic, yet introduces complexity as well."
Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group
"No Schenker gig would be complete without Into the Arena, but I would continue and extend further Michael's recent habit of doing an extra guitar-solo after the drum and bass solos in the middle."
Odd Trio
Odd Trio
"By now, the audience is beginning to tire, so they need waking up. No rock track in history opens with attack like Welcome from this album."
Ms2000 Dreams and Expressions
Ms2000 Dreams and Expressions
"Keeping the audience guessing, I would have a medly of short tracks 9-12 from this album next - keeping the instrumental theme going."
Save Yourself
Save Yourself
"Time to bring back the vocalist and involve the audience - I Am Your Radio from this album would achieve this aim."
Perfect Timing
Perfect Timing
"I Don't Wanna Lose continues the hair-metal genre of the last track, and show-cases Michael's best solo composition from this album."
No Heavy Petting
No Heavy Petting
"Time to slow things down and move into some classic tracks to round off the gig with. I'm A Loser achieves this aim."
Assault Attack
Assault Attack
"OK, I know I said 'classics', but I didn't mean ONLY UFO tracks. Desert Song from this album is right up there."
Built To Destroy
Built To Destroy
"Rock My Nights Away from this album is another overlooked classic."
Strangers in the Night
Strangers in the Night
"I would finish the set with this exact version of Love to Love from SITN, since in my view it is another contender for Schenker's greatest ever solo. And it's an 'outro' solo too - fitting for ending."
Heavy Hitters
Heavy Hitters
"Encores are the time for madness, so I would have War Pigs from this album - for what Matt C. calls some 'atomic cross-fire'"
Phenomenon
Phenomenon
"OK, I know that you lot love it, so I'd permit Doctor Doctor from this album as a concession."
Legends Of Rock-Live At Castle
Legends Of Rock-Live At Castle
"Of course Rock Bottom has to be the final track. I would have the classic SITN version of the track, except for the solo after the drum-break, which I would take from this epic version."