""White Knuckles / Rockin' And Rollin'""
Released: 28 Nov 1980
G-Force is a 1980 album by the namesake UK-American band led by Northern Irish guitarist, Gary Moore. Moore was on an American tour with Thin Lizzy and left the band mid-tour, moving to Los Angeles in an attempt to make a solo rock presence. With the opportunity to tour America in support of Van Halen, Moore recruited his one-time former Thin Lizzy bandmate, drummer Mark Nauseef (Elf, the Ian Gillan Band) and vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple), dubbing the band "G-Force". However, several months into rehearsals, Hughes left the band after an alcohol-fuelled altercation with Moore, and was replaced with vocalist Willie Dee (born William Daffern; formerly of Captain Beyond and Pipedream) and Motown session bassist Tony Newton. The tour was a success, and the band went on to support Whitesnake on their 1980 Ready an' Willing tour. However, the band was short-lived, only producing the one eponymous album and re-mixed by Dennis Mackay. The album consisted of more conventional hard rock radio oriented music than Moore's previous efforts. The Newton and Dee-penned "Trust Your Lovin'" is a non-album track, only released on the 7" single "You". Soon after the album was released, G-Force disbanded and Moore joined Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame, on a new venture.