Mechanix (album)

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Mechanix
Studio album by UFO
Released February 1982
Recorded Mountain Studios, Attalens, Switzerland
The Manor Studio, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire
Scorpio Sound and Maison Rouge Studios, London
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 44:44
Label Chrysalis
Producer Gary Lyons
UFO chronology
The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
(1981)
Mechanix
(1982)
Making Contact
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Mechanix is the tenth album by the British hard rock band UFO; it was released in 1982. The contemporary music-press adverts on the album's release carried the tag-line 'Mechanix: it will tighten your nuts'. Immediately after the completion of the tour in support of the album, founding member and bassist Pete Way left the band to join former Motörhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke in Fastway.

It was reissued in 1994 on Repertoire Records. The album was also reissued in 2009, remastered with an expanded booklet and bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Writer" (Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg, Neil Carter) – 4:12
  2. "Somethin' Else" (Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley) – 3:21
  3. "Back into My Life" (Gary Lyons, Pete Way, Mogg) – 4:59
  4. "You'll Get Love" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 3:10
  5. "Doing It All for You" (Way, Chapman, Carter, Mogg) – 5:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "We Belong to the Night" (Way, Carter, Mogg) – 3:57
  2. "Let It Rain" (Way, Carter, Mogg) – 4:01
  3. "Terri" (Chapman, Mogg) – 3:53
  4. "Feel It" (Way, Mogg) – 4:07
  5. "Dreaming" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:57

Japan CD bonus track[edit]

  1. "Heel of a Stranger" (Way, Chapman, Carter, Mogg) – 4:05

2009 Digital Remaster[edit]

  1. "We Belong to the Night" (live in Oxford, 25 March 1983) - 4:34
  2. "Let It Rain" (live in Oxford, 25 March 1983) - 3:07
  3. "Doing It All for You" (soundcheck at The Birmingham Odeon, 26 March 1983) - 5:21

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Gary Lyons - producer, engineer, orchestral arrangements
  • Peter Thea - engineer
  • George Marino - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard 200[2] 82
UK Albums Chart[3] 8

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "The Writer" Mainstream Rock[4] 23
"Let It Rain" UK Singles Chart[5] 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFO Mechanix review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  2. ^ "Mechanix Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Mechanix Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Mechanix Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Let It Rain Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-08-28.