UFO ( Hard Rock / Heavy Metal , England ) Collector's Album Cover Gallery & Information

UFO are an English heavy metal and hard rock band, who were formed in 1969.UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO were ranked #84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock'.

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On the discography listing below you will find UFO ( Hard Rock / Heavy Metal , England ) vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record company's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.

UFO's Band Description:

  UFO is a British rock band that formed in London in 1969. The band's classic lineup consists of Phil Mogg (vocals), Michael Schenker (guitar) , Pete Way (bass), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), and Andy Parker (drums). They are considered one of the most influential and important bands in the history of hard rock and heavy metal music.

  UFO's early music was heavily influenced by blues and hard rock, but as the band progressed, they began incorporating elements of progressive rock, funk, and even electronic music into their sound. They released their self-titled debut album in 1970, which was followed by several more albums throughout the 1970s, including "Phenomenon" (1974), "Force It" (1975) and "Lights Out" (1977). These albums featured some of their most popular songs, such as "Rock Bottom," "Doctor Doctor," and "Lights Out."

  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the band experienced several line-up changes and released several more albums, including "No Place to Run" (1980) and "The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent" (1981). Despite these changes, the band continued to tour and release music throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Paul Chapman Biography:

Paul Chapman is an English guitarist best known for his time as a member of the rock band UFO. Born on 9 June 1954, in Cardiff, Wales, Chapman developed a passion for music at a young age. He began playing guitar in his early teens and quickly honed his skills, eventually catching the attention of various musicians in the local music scene.

Chapman's breakthrough came in 1974 when he joined the band Skid Row, not to be confused with the American band of the same name. Skid Row featured former Thin Lizzy members Brush Shiels and Eric Bell. Chapman's tenure with Skid Row was short-lived, but it provided him with valuable experience and exposure.


In 1978, Chapman's career took a significant turn when he was recruited by the iconic British rock band UFO to replace Michael Schenker as their lead guitarist. Joining UFO at a crucial point in their career, Chapman played a pivotal role in the band's musical evolution. He contributed to three studio albums: "No Place To Run" (1980), "The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent" (1981), and "Mechanix" (1982).

During his time with UFO, Chapman displayed his exceptional guitar skills, bringing a fresh energy and style to the band's sound. His playing blended melodic sensibilities with a hard-rock edge, allowing UFO to explore new musical territories while retaining their trademark sound.

Unfortunately, UFO disbanded in 1983, and Chapman pursued other musical endeavors. He formed his own band, Waysted, in the mid-1980s, releasing several albums that showcased his songwriting abilities and guitar prowess. Waysted enjoyed moderate success, touring extensively and earning a dedicated fan base.

Chapman's involvement in the music industry continued in subsequent years, collaborating with various artists and bands, including Ghost Dance, Lone Star, and The McAuley Schenker Group. He also worked on solo projects, releasing albums such as "Fortunate Son" (1995) and "Naked Thunder" (1997).

Over the years, Paul Chapman's contributions to UFO have been recognized and appreciated by fans of the band. His tenure marked a transitional period for UFO, showcasing his talent as a guitarist and his ability to adapt to the band's established sound while injecting his own musical personality.

Paul Chapman's guitar playing has been characterized by its technical proficiency, melodic sensibility, and dynamic stage presence. Although he may not be as widely recognized as some of his contemporaries, his contributions to the rock music landscape, particularly during his time with UFO, have left a lasting impact on fans and musicians alike.

Index of UFO Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

UFO - C'mon Everybody 12" Vinyl LP
UFO - C'mon Everybody  album front cover vinyl record

Telefunken Teldec 6.24 836 , 1981 , Germany

C'mon Everybody is a compilation album with early recordings by the British Hard Rock band: UFO. The title of this UFO album comes from a song , which was released on their 1979 album

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UFO – Mechanix 12" Vinyl LP
UFO – Mechanix album front cover vinyl record

  RCA Chrysalis CHR 1360 , 1982 , France

"Mechanix" is considered a classic UFO album by many of the band's fans and is still widely regarded as one of their best work.

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UFO - No Place To Run (USA and West-Germany Release) 12" Vinyl LP
UFO - No Place To Run (USA and West-Germany Release)  album front cover vinyl record

The album was generally well-received by critics, who praised the band's songwriting and musicianship. "No Place to Run" is considered one of UFO's most successful and critically acclaimed albums

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UFO - Obession 12" Vinyl LP
UFO - Obession album front cover vinyl record

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This was the final UFO studio album to feature Michael Schenker on lead guitar until he returned to the band in 1993.

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UFO with Michael Schenker - Phenomenon . 12" Vinyl LP
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Chrysalis CHR 1059 , 1974 , England

Phenomenon is the album by the British rock band UFO, released in May, 1974. Guitarist Michael Schenker joined UFO in June, 1973 arriving in the UK directly from his German band, Scorpions, and without speaking a word of English.

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UFO - Space Metal 12" Vinyl LP
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Nova 6.28 363 , 1976 , Germany

"Space Metal" is double LP set combining tracks taken from UFO's first three albums UFO, Flying and their Japanese only release UFO Lands in Tokyo--Live. The titles of these are given on the sleeve as being UFO1, Flying and UFO Live.

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UFO - Strangers in the Night 12" Vinyl LP
UFO - Strangers in the Night  album front cover vinyl record

  Chrysalis 300.268 , 1979 , Holland

"Strangers in the Night" is a live double album by UFO, which was released in 1979. It was recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England and the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan during the band's 1977 and 1978 tours.

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UFO - The Wild The Willing and the Innocent 12" Vinyl LP
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Chrysalis CHE 1307 , 1981 , Canada

UFO's 1981 release, "The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent," stands as a rock classic, blending hard rock and melodic finesse. Led by Phil Mogg's vocals and Michael Schenker's guitar,

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