Obsession (UFO album)

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Studio album by UFO
Released June 1978
Recorded 1977-1978 at C.P. McGregors, Western Avenue, Los Angeles and West 3rd Carrier Station, Beverley Hills, California with The Record Plant Mobile
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 35:59
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ron Nevison
UFO chronology
Lights Out
(1977)Lights Out1977
Strangers in the Night
(1979)Strangers in the Night1979
Singles from Obsession
  1. "Only You Can Rock Me"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Cherry" / "You Don't Fool Me"
    Released: 1978 (Canada only)
  3. "Born to Lose"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Obsession is the seventh studio album by the British rock band UFO, released in 1978. This was the final studio album to feature Michael Schenker on lead guitar until he returned to the band in 1993. A single from the album, "Only You Can Rock Me" / "Cherry", was also released in 1978. So too was the band's first 3-track EP "Only You Can Rock Me", "Cherry" / "Rock Bottom", reaching No. 50 in the UK. The album was recorded at an abandoned post office in Los Angeles.

EMI's 2008 remastered edition includes 3 bonus live tracks, and also some writing credits are corrected.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Only You Can Rock Me"Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg4:08
2."Pack It Up (And Go)"Way, Schenker, Mogg3:14
3."Arbory Hill"Schenker1:11
4."Ain't No Baby"Mogg, Paul Raymond3:58
5."Lookin' Out for No. 1"Mogg, Raymond4:34
Side two
6."Hot 'n' Ready"Schenker, Mogg3:16
7."Cherry"Way, Mogg3:34
8."You Don't Fool Me"Raymond, Andy Parker, Mogg3:23
9."Lookin' Out for No. 1" (reprise)Schenker, Raymond1:14
10."One More for the Rodeo"Way, Mogg3:45
11."Born to Lose"Schenker, Mogg, Raymond3:31




Album - Billboard (United States)[2]

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 41


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Obsession - UFO". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Obsession Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-04.