Force It

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Force It
Force It cover.jpg
Studio album by UFO
Released July 1975
Recorded Morgan Studios and Wessex Sound Studios, London
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 38:11
Label Chrysalis
Producer Leo Lyons
UFO chronology
Phenomenon
(1974)
Force It
(1975)
No Heavy Petting
(1976)
Singles from Force It
  1. "Shoot Shoot" / "Love Lost Love"
    Released: 1975
  2. "High Flyer" / "Let It Roll"
    Released: 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]

Force It is the fourth studio album by the British rock band 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. 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. The models were later revealed to be Genesis P-Orridge and his girlfriend Cosey Fanni Tutti, both later of the influential industrial 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]

All tracks written by Michael Schenker and Phil Mogg, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let It Roll" 3:57
2."Shoot Shoot"Schenker, Mogg, Pete Way, Andy Parker3:40
3."High Flyer" 4:08
4."Love Lost Love" 3:21
5."Out in the Street"Way, Mogg5:18
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Mother Mary"Schenker, Mogg, Way, Parker3:49
7."Too Much of Nothing"Way4:02
8."Dance Your Life Away" 3:35
9."This Kid's" (including "Between the Walls", written by Schenker) 6:13
2007 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
10."A Million Miles" (previously unreleased)4:49
11."Mother Mary" (live)4:04
12."Out in the Street" (live)5:12
13."Shoot Shoot" (live)3:48
14."Let It Roll" (live)4:59
15."This Kid's" (live)4:19

Personnel[edit]

UFO
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Billboard (United States)[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. Archived from the original on 29 August 2011. 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.