|Studio album by Michael Schenker Group|
|Recorded||AIR Studios, London and Montserrat, March-May 1981|
|Michael Schenker Group chronology|
|Singles from MSG|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||7/10|
MSG is the second album by the hard rock band Michael Schenker Group. The band was formed in 1979 by the former Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. Producer Ron Nevison's high production values resulted in the recording of this album going over budget, a crippling debt that dogged the band for the rest of their short career. Though the band at the time had reservations about the recording, it is regarded by fans as perhaps their finest hour.
|1.||"Are You Ready to Rock"||Michael Schenker, Gary Barden||3:26|
|2.||"Attack of the Mad Axeman"||Schenker, Barden||4:17|
|3.||"On and On"||Schenker, Barden||4:41|
|4.||"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"||Barden, Chris Glen, Cozy Powell, Paul Raymond, Schenker||5:21|
|5.||"But I Want More"||Schenker, Barden||6:56|
|6.||"Never Trust a Stranger"||Raymond||4:24|
|7.||"Looking for Love"||Schenker, Barden||4:03|
|8.||"Secondary Motion"||Schenker, Barden||3:42|
|2009 reissue bonus tracks|
|9.||"Never Trust a Stranger (Rough Monitor Mix)"||Raymond||4:33|
|10.||"Natural Thing"||Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way||4:18|
|11.||"Feels Like a Good Thing"||Schenker, Barden||3:53|
|12.||"Looking Out from Nowhere"||Schenker, Barden||5:55|
|13.||"Shoot Shoot"||Schenker, Mogg, Andy Parker, Way||4:39|
|14.||"Doctor Doctor"||Schenker, Mogg||5:31|
|15.||"Lights Out"||Schenker, Mogg, Parker, Way||5:09|
- Tracks 10 to 15 recorded live at the Manchester Apollo on 30 September 1980
Michael Schenker Group
- Gary Barden - vocals
- Michael Schenker - lead guitar
- Paul Raymond - keyboards, rhythm guitar
- Chris Glen - bass
- Cozy Powell - drums
- Ron Nevison - producer, engineer, mixing
- Rick Isbell, Renate, Mike Stavrou, David Wooley - assistant engineers
- Gareth Edwards - live tracks engineer
|Year||Chart||Peak position||Sales||Weeks on Chart|
- Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 316–317. ISBN 978-1894959315.
- "MSG Chart Stats". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
- "MSG Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-18.
- "Michael Schenker Group - MSG (album)". Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2011-07-18.