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Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
The blonde bomber Michael Schenker is a German guitarist best known for his tenure in UFO, performing on many of their classic albums. He made his debut with the Scorpions with brother Rudolf on their debut album Lonesome Crow (1972) at age 17 after which he joined UFO the following year, where he stayed until quitting in 1978. He briefly then rejoined the Scorpions in late 1978 during the recording of the Lovedrive album, on which he plays lead guitar on three songs, he participated in some touring for that album before leaving to form the Michael Schenker Group (MSG) in 1979.

The Michael Schenker Group has featured a mostly revolving door of different singers and musicians. The original singer was Gary Barden who sang on the first two studio albums (The Michael Schenker Group 1980, MSG 1981) and the live album One Night at Budokan (1982) before being replaced by Graham Bonnett for one album, Assault Attack (1982) and one live gig with the band before being fired. Barden rejoined for the remainder of the tour and remained on board for the next album 1983's Built to Destroy, and the live album Rock Will Never Die.

 After Barden's second departure Schenker teamed up with Robin McCauley and reorganized the band as the McCauley Schenker Group. This band recorded three albums in a more commercial rock vein.
Perfect Timing (1987)
Save Yourself (1989)
MSG (1992)
Along with live material, Nightmare (The Acoustic MSG) and Unplugged Live both released in 1992.

During the 90's following the disbandment of the McCauley Schenker Band, Michael briefly replaced Robin Crosby in Ratt, appearing on the bands 1990 MTV Unplugged performance. He then rejoined UFO in 1993 co writing the Walk On Water reunion album released in 1995, touring with them briefly. He then reformed the Michael Schenker Group in 1996 releasing three more albums
Written In The Sand (1996)
The Unforgiven (1999)
Be Aware of Scorpions (2001)

Schenker also rejoined UFO for two more releases
Covenant (2000)
Sharks (2002)

Following the next departure from UFO, he reassembled a new Michael Schenker Group and released Arachnophobiac (2003). In 2005 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band he put together the Tales of Rock and Roll album enlisting the singers of each incarnation of the band to sing on the album. In 2008 the band released In The Midst Of Beauty. In 2010 the live 30th anniversary concert Live in Tokyo was released.

Here is a list of some of the members who have passed through the Michael Schenker Group through the years, one hell of a who's who of rock greats.
Vocalists: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnett, Derek St. Holmes, Doogie White
Keyboards: Don Airey, Paul Raymond, Tommy Eyre
Bass: Chris Glen, Billy Sheehan, Pete Way, Neil Murray, and Francis Buchholz
Drums: Ted McKenna, Denny Carmassi, Cozy Powell, Simon Phillips, Chris Slade, Carmine Appice, and Herman Rarebell.

Other Michael Schenker projects have included:
the "Thank You" solo album series (Thank You, Thank You 2, Thank You with Orchestra, Thank You 3, and Thank You 4, in addition to three other solo albums.

 Temple of Rock yielded three studio albums and two live albums.
 Schenker Pattison Summit was another project spawning two albums.

 He also recorded an album with Pete Way from UFO entitled The Plot, an acoustic album with Gary Barden entitled Schenker/Barden, and a short lived supergroup Contraband, featuring Schenker, Richard Black, Tracii Guns, Share Pederson and Bobby Blotzer, which released one album in 1990 that was a commercial failure.

Assault Attack:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRy3N5LD62o
Into The Arena (Live Budokan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-so40nJUn9w&list=PLM0QWHFvEjTb22qjUxwc-dv2Bk6nI5Get&index=6
Armed and Ready (Live Budokan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oULGvWlTbCU
Courvoisier Concerto/Lost Horizons (Live Budokan) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g9pWQ5GrtY&list=PLM0QWHFvEjTb22qjUxwc-dv2Bk6nI5Get&index=12
Desert Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLU9lUKzEWM
Red Sky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYfcLvzCxKY
Samurai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbF3vMD4UHg
Victim of Illusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpDMCj4JwIc

Armed and Ready: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3G1jIEYf48
Into The Arena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efPkzMwD774

Live in Tokyo 2010
On and On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYS-V9zfKuY
Doctor Doctor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lijFL87G60

Into the Arena Live 1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGY0KEGVK6Q

Captain Nemo Live 1983 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBWRELywD3w

Armed and Ready Live Pink Pop 1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2QuLzjOI_g

Live in Hamburg, Germany 1981 full show. Awesome!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jPL6XGBRc8

       
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Re: Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 07:17:21 PM »
Michael is back with a band he is billing Michael Schenker Fest, they released a live album in March and are working on a new studio album and are touring. It features Gary Barden, Graham Bonnett, Robin McCauley, and Doogie White, all four vocalists are touring with this show and are in the studio working on this new record. This lineup, I assume also includes the rhythm section of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, bassist Chris Glen and Ted McKenna who were also early members of the Michael Schenker group, as they were part of the previous live shows.

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michael-schenker-fest-signs-with-nuclear-blast-preps-new-album-and-tour/

Michael Schenker Fest 2016 Osaka Japan
Doctor Doctor UFO cover 2016 Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8grbdWEASk
Assault Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLnRu7Czaok
Save Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRYEpjiMR6g
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Re: Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 08:17:35 PM »
I would like to see this band come around cool that the 2
Alex Harvey band members are with him.

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Re: Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
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Re: Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 03:04:30 AM »
New video of the song Warrior from the upcoming Michael Schenker fest album. This is different having all the singers singing different verses but pretty cool. Great to see Michael Schenker group alumni and former Alex Harvey band rhythm section Chris Glen and Ted McKenna on this. Can't wait for this show I got my ticket  8)

  http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michael-schenker-fest-to-release-resurrection-album-in-march-video-for-warrior-single-available/

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Re: Michael Schenker Group (MSG)
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 02:00:24 AM »
Here is another new song from the upcoming Michael Schenker Fest album.
Heart and Soul:
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michael-schenker-fest-lyric-video-for-heart-and-soul-song/

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