Force It

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Force It
Studio album by UFO
Released July 1975
Recorded Morgan Studios, London
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:11
65:26 (2007 Reissue)
Label Chrysalis
Producer Leo Lyons
UFO chronology
Phenomenon
(1974)
Force It
(1975)
No Heavy Petting
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Force It is the fourth album by UFO, released in 1975. It became their first album to chart in the United States.

The album was produced by Ten Years After bass player Leo Lyons. Another Ten Years After member, Chick Churchill, played keyboards, the first use of that instrument on a UFO record.

The CD reissue was remastered at Sound Recording Technology, Cambridge in 1994.

Album cover[edit]

The somewhat controversial original cover was designed by Hipgnosis, as were almost all other UFO albums of the 1970s. For years, the genders of the couple in the bath were unknown, and the nudity was on the verge of decency standards. The models were actually Genesis P Orridge and girlfriend Cosey Fanni Tutti, both later of the band Throbbing Gristle.[3] The artwork was softened for the initial US release, making the couple in the bathtub transparent. The cover is a pun - there are multiple taps (British English) or "faucets" (US English) in the picture, which is a pun in the album's title.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Let It Roll" (Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg) – 3:57
  2. "Shoot Shoot" (Schenker, Mogg, Pete Way, Andy Parker) – 3:40
  3. "High Flyer" (Schenker, Mogg) – 4:08
  4. "Love Lost Love" (Schenker, Mogg) – 3:21
  5. "Out in the Street" (Way, Mogg) – 5:18

Side two[edit]

  1. "Mother Mary" (Schenker, Mogg, Way, Parker) – 3:49
  2. "Too Much of Nothing" (Way) – 4:02
  3. "Dance Your Life Away" (Schenker, Mogg) – 3:35
  4. "This Kid's including Between the Walls" (Schenker, Mogg) – 6:13

2007 CD reissue Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "A Million Miles" (previously unreleased) - 4:49
  2. "Mother Mary" (live) - 4:04
  3. "Out in the Street" (live) - 5:12
  4. "Shoot Shoot" (live) - 3:48
  5. "Let It Roll" (live) - 4:59
  6. "This Kid's" (live) - 4:19

Singles[edit]

  • "Shoot Shoot" / "Love Lost Love" (1975)
  • "High Flyer" / "Let It Roll" (1975)

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Cover Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Billboard (North America)[5]

Year Chart Position
1975 Pop Albums 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "UFO Force It review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1987). "UFO Force It review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  3. ^ Jensen, K. Thor (27 April 2011). "Awesome Borderline Pornographic Album Covers". UGO.com. UGO Networks. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ Saulnier, Jason (23 January 2009). "Michael Schenker Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Force It Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-20.