his debut at a mere 17 years on the Scorpions first LP in 1972, guitar
wunderkind and mad axe-man Michael Schenker spent five years as lead guitarist
with Brit hard rockers UFO, before forming the Michael Schenker Group (MSG for
short) with singer Gary Barden in 1979. With four studio albums and two live
records under his belt, released between 1980 and 1984, he returned in 1987 for
the “Perfect Timing” album, now with former Grand Prix singer Robin McAuley,
with a change of name to the McAuley Schenker Group, but still conveniently
shortened to MSG.
This new look
MSG recorded a total of four albums, the last of which was “Unplugged Live” (1992).
As well as key McAuley Schenker songs, recorded live in Los Angeles in
1992, the album features three UFO classics; ‘Natural Thing’, ‘Doctor Doctor’
and ‘Lights Out’. The bonus tracks are unique acoustic studio versions of ‘Anytime’, ‘We Believe In Love’, ‘What Happens To Me’ and
‘Bad Boys’, all taken from the “unplugged in the studio” Japanese only
mini-album “Nightmare: The Acoustic MSG”.
features a 16 page booklet with a new essay from Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome
based on new interviews with Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley, conducted
especially for this release.
Release Date: 26/11/2012