right beginning I have to confess one thing. I'm not sure, what I did like
more tonight, the brilliant guitar playing of Vinnie Moore or the funny
stageshow of Pete Way. Huge talent meets great amusement. The rest is
history, in the truest sense of the word what's up to the almost original
To take it ahead, U.F.O. have never belonged to the first class ligue of
these 70s rockbands. Although they took care, that two songs went into
rock history - 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Only You Can Rock Me'. Thank you
Some of us right now say, that it ain't no U.F.O. anymore without him. But
on the other hand, there have been so many line up changes over all those
years, that it rather doesn't matter, whether a moody M.S. on a constant
ego trip stands up there on stage and the internal stress is strongly
feelable, or somebody else plays the lead without a psycho war. Sorry, all
you Hardcore U.F.O. fans. But personally I prefer a cool Rock'n'Roll party
with a happy band up there, than a fucked up ego trip. (I don't mean that
personally Michael, you know I like you) But when the chemistry ain't
right, then you should give it a go once for good, and not maybe get back
together one day for a third time because of money and a soapy de ja vu.
However, I don't think this will ever happen again.
Apart from that I also believe, that U.F.O. will eber rise up again to
former fame. But that's rather due to the current business situation. And
they are not the only one's.
Original drummer Andy Parker has returned, and there is our funny
Rock'n'Roll monster a.k.a. Pete Way. also an original. Paul Raymond came
in the band almost from the very beginning and last but not least Phil
Moog, who has ever been here. Only Vinnie Moore is the new guy, the baby
in the band.
they are still alive and kickin' ass, as we say so. I have no clue what
the situation somewhere else is, but Munich's reputation to be a hard
place to play live has become true once more. Just about 150 nostalgic
fans have gathered at the Metropolis club to exchange memories. Whereby
I've got to put this to the fact, that tickets for the upcoming mega
events, like Ozzy Osbourne (only german show) The Who, Aerosmith, Bryan
Adams, Meat Loaf and Genesis are so highly priced, that there is nothing
left for the smaller events.
One thing is for sure, this appearance of U.F.O. develops into a little
diamond concerning the brilliant performance of Vinnie Moore, who is more
than just a substitution for Michael Schenker. Help me, he is soooo good.
Phil Moog as a singer, have handed the frontrole to Pete Way, who is a
great entertainer, and it doesn't get boring for a single second.
Andy Parker – back on the spot,
and Paul Raymond the eternal man in the background, - very posh, very
british. But it is Pete Way, the Rock'n'Roll animal in his absolut outta
trend look of the eighties, who draws our most attention. He seems, like
he is out of this world, flying high. He is moving in such a funny way,
Chametowitsch Nurejev would get jealous, if he was still alive. And Pete
even drops down on the floor, keeps playing and seems to fall asleep -
almost. But of course he doesn't.
for some time I have the impression, he won't get his bones up again. But
don't worry, Pete gives himself another energy push up and jumps up
offering some deeper view at his backside!!!
However, U.F.O. still belong to the sort of bands, who can put out another
10 albums, but at a live concert, people still wanna hear one thing....
Just look at the setlist, then you see. Yes of course they introduce the 'Monkey
Puzzle' from 2006, the latest release. But it's 'Lights Out In London' and
of course 'Doctor Doctor' which will be there forever. Never mind. - Fact
is, - Vinnie Moore takes care about the musical quality, Pete Way for the
entertainment aspect and the rest belongs to it, like the roof to the
church. And we are still no pensioniers - yep Phil....
What else shall I say.... this is Rock'n'Roll and nothing else.
just to make sure.... No Pete is still in a pretty good condition, I can
asure you ...... Cheers and see you soon again...