The Michael Schenker Group Built To Destroy LP (Picture Disc)
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Fourth Album On Picture Disc Vinyl LP!
Final Studio Album Before Disbanding For Over A Decade!
The Michael Schenker Group is a rock back formed in 1979 by former UFO and
Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker. Their music is described as mostly melodic
hard rock with progressive undertones. Michael Schenker is known for his
unorthodox approach to lead guitar, as well as his half-black, half-white Gibson
Flying V guitar.
The fourth studio album from The Michael Schenker Group, Built To Destroy was
originally released in 1983 and reached #23 on the UK albums chart. Gary Barden
returned to the group on vocals following the departure of Graham Bonnet. This
was the band's final studio album prior to their disbanding, and Schenker moving
on to form the McAuley Schenker Group with vocalist Robin McAuley. New material
released under the Michael Schenker Group name would not appear for over a
"Built to Destroy was not much different than MSG's previous effort, Assault
Attack, except that Gary Barden replaced Graham Bonnet on lead vocals. Michael
Schenker's steady musicianship usually lifted his sometimes mediocre solo
efforts into at least the listenable range. But other than 'Rock My Nights Away'
and the instrumental 'Nemo,' most of the songs on this album sound like standard
'80s fare: upbeat, keyboard-laced pop-metal songs with inspirationally banal
lyrics that would fit nicely on a movie soundtrack. The U.K. version on BGO
Records and the U.S. one on Chrysalis are supposed to have alternate mixes, but
the difference is imperceptible. The easier to find American release has a
shuffled song order. Built to Destroy, while average, was still much better than
UFO albums from the same period, proving that Schenker was really the guiding
force behind his former band." - Andy Hinds, allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
• Picture Disc
1. Rock My Nights Away
2. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
3. The Dogs Of War
4. Systems Failing
5. Captain Nemo
6. Still Love That Little Devil
7. Red Sky
8. Time Waits (For No One)
9. Walk The Stage