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on 2 October 2007
I suspect like others, I was excited at the prospect of this DVD, a critical review of one of my fave albums ever. But what a disappointment it turns out to be. The tragic lack of any live footage of UFO from the Strangers tour means this is padded out with inferior live stuff from 1975 (when the band were ok but still developing with Schenker and the sound is incredibly flat without Raymond's keyboards/rhythm guitar!)and interviews with some geezers they obviously found in a bus queue.
I can put up with the ocassional error (Schenker was still in his teens when he recorded Lights Out ... err, he was 22) but the lack of music from Strangers in favour of inferior stuff (the 75 film and the mimed videos) is inexcusable. No more so than when discussing my fave track ever, the awesome Rock Bottom form Strangers, featuring the greatest guitar solo ever laid down by a human being - over the '75 footage of a truly bad Schenker Rock Bottom solo (you know, all over the place widdling with no sense of structure) - I was about ready to throw something at the telly!!
Admittedly, UFO completists will want to buy this for the rare early footage but don't expect a serious review of Strangers.
ps one "nobody" actually says if he had been in the band (!) he would have re-arranged Mother Mary and made it longer. Take a deep breath...