UFO is certainly one of the most wronged bands in history, having never had the recognition up to what it deserved. The British band was responsible for influencing other bands that became giants through their influential albums.
And unfortunately some great songs from the band are not so remembered even by classic rock radios. So this article wants to honor one of the great forgotten songs of the band led by lead singer Phil Mogg, “Shoot Shoot” from the 1975 album “Force It.”
With a powerful riff and a ste/ady rhythm, the song shows the best of hard rock the band did.
Hear UFO’s “Shoot Shoot”
The band consisted in Phil Mogg (vocals) Michael Schenker (guitar), Pete Way (bass) Andy Parker (drums).
Album controversial cover
The controversial album cover was made by Hipgnosis, an English art design group based in London that specialized in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands. And most of their cover albums were quite weird, like the one from Force It.
The nudity on the cover verged on breaching decency standards and the genders of the couple in the bathtub were not known for several years.
See the band performing the song live in 1976
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