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
Strangers in the Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MelodicMusic 5/5 stars

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.

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

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Only You Can Rock Me"   Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg 4:08
2. "Pack It Up (and Go)"   Way, Schenker, Mogg 3:14
3. "Arbory Hill"   Schenker 1:11
4. "Ain't No Baby"   Mogg, Paul Raymond 3:58
5. "Lookin' Out for No. 1"   Mogg, Raymond 4:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hot 'n' Ready"   Schenker, Mogg 3:16
2. "Cherry"   Way, Mogg 3:34
3. "You Don't Fool Me"   Raymond, Andy Parker, Mogg 3:23
4. "Lookin' Out for No. 1" (reprise) Schenker, Raymond 1:14
5. "One More for the Rodeo"   Way, Mogg 3:45
6. "Born to Lose"   Schenker, Mogg, Raymond 3:31
2008 EMI remastered CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Hot 'n' Ready" (live in Columbus, Ohio, 17/10/78) 3:34
13. "Pack It Up (and Go)" (live in Columbus, Ohio, 17/10/78) 3:38
14. "Ain't No Baby" (live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 14/10/78) 4:40


Band members[edit]

  • Phil Mogg - vocals
  • Michael Schenker - lead guitar, recorder (3)
  • Paul Raymond - rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Pete Way - bass
  • Andy Parker - drums



Album - Billboard (North America)[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.