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Prince Kajuku...



UFO is an English group formed in 1968 in London and originally composed of Phil Mogg, Pete Way, Tik Torazzo and Mick Bolton. A group that can boast of having sold no less than 20 million records around the world to date, just that !


Group which released a first album "UFO 1" two years later in 1970, an album which went somewhat unnoticed but which still managed to rank at least one title, namely "Boogie for George". Certainly only in Germany but still…


The album “UFO 2” did little better the following year in 1971 and narrowly escaped thanks to the title “Prince Kajuku” which was also popular with the German public.


They will have to wait 3 more years and the year 1974 to finally succeed in classifying a first album with “Phenomenon”, an album carried at arm's length by the high-calibre Single “Doctor doctor”.


Success confirmed in 1975 with the album “Force it”, in 1976 with the album “No heavy petting” as well as in 1977 with the album “Lights out”. Three albums with certain success but which nevertheless struggled to produce titles of international level…


It was the following album “Obsession” which in 1978 allowed them to reach the level of international recognition, the real one, partly thanks to the Single “Only you can rock me”.


The high point for the group came two years later in 1980 with the release of the album “No place to run”, an album which was a hit worldwide, notably thanks to the enormous Single “Young blood”.


The great adventure continued the following year in 1981 with the successful release of the album “The wild, the willing and the innocent”, an album with less success than its predecessor but which came out on top thanks to the flagship title “ Lonely heart.”


An adventure which will not stop there, far from it, but which will not allow the group in any case to exceed the level of success reached at the very beginning of the 80s.


To discover or rediscover.

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Discography (among others...) :


70s  Decade :

  • Shake it about 1970

  • Come away Melinda 1970

  • Boogie for George 1970

  • C’mon everybody 1970

  • Prince Kajuku 1971

  • Galactic love 1972

  • Doctor doctor 1974

  • Give her the gun 1974

  • Shoot, shoot 1975

  • Can you roll her 1976

  • Highway lady 1976

  • Alone again or 1977

  • Too hot to handle 1977

  • Try me 1977

  • Cherry 1978

  • Only you can rock me 1978

  • Born to lose 1978


80s  Decade :

  • Young blood 1980

  • Couldn’t get it right 1980

  • Lonely heart 1981

  • Let it rain 1982

  • The writer 1982

  • The writer 1982

  • Back into my life 1982

  • When it’s time to rock 1983

  • All over you 1983

  • Call my name 1983

  • This time 1985

  • The only ones 1985

  • Night run 1986


90s  Decade :

  • One of those nights 1991

  • She's the one 1992

  • Don't want to lose you 1992

  • Venus 1995

  • Darker days 1995

  • Knock, knock 1995


2000s  Decade :

  • Love is forever 2000

  • In the middle of madness 2000

  • Serenade 2000

  • Serenity 2002

  • Shadow dancer 2002

  • When daylight goes to town 2004

  • Slippin away 2004

  • The spark that is us 2004

  • Who's fooling who 2006

  • Drink to much 2006

  • Good bye you 2006

  • On the waterfront 2009

  • Stop breaking down 2009

  • Forsaken 2009


2010s  Decade :

  • Angel station 2012

  • Burn your house down 2012

  • Waving good bye 2012

  • Sugar cane 2015

  • Precious cargo 2015

  • Heartful of soul 2017

  • Rock candy 2017


 

Tracks :


1970...a first title to get you started as they say but not enough at this stage to get people talking about them more than that...



1970...same for this one. Their revisited version of Harry Belafonte's title from 1963 won't make a lasting impression either...



1970...we will have to wait for this title to see them finally achieve their first success. Of course it will be limited exclusively to Germany but it's always better than nothing as they say...



1970...they now decide to revisit Eddie Cochran's title from 1958 but their version will not really live up to the original...



1971...it's once again Germany which will allow them to stand out a little from the crowd thanks to this title. Fortunately they are there...



1972...there will be no one to save them during this year 1972 with one and only title and which will also go under the radar...



1974...a middle of the decade which will finally see them take off somewhat. Not on the Singles part but at least on the albums part...



1974...a group that really struggles to move from the shadows to the light and yet it's not for lack of trying. We'll have to wait a little longer...



1975...the rise in power is slow but certain. Year after year the group climbs the ladder even if the effects are not spectacular...



1976...the main thing is to progress as they say. A career is built over the long term and you have to know how to be patient in life...



1976...there is a time when all their efforts will finally pay off. In any case their level of radiation is gradually increasing...



1977...good results on both sides of the Atlantic now, it's all starting to smell good. So everything ends up paying off one day or another...



1977...it could be that the big takeoff is slowly but surely approaching. In any case, everything is now ready for...



1977...still a little patience but we're getting closer, we're getting closer. At least on the albums side because on the Singles side things are still slipping somewhat...



1978...it is this new opus which will give the starting point for the big takeoff. It took them 8 years to achieve this but it is now done !



1978...this time the success is global and the group finally manages to achieve major success on the Singles side. Finally !



1978...a decade of the 70s to hatch and reach the summit of the mountain. It remains to be seen whether the next decade will see them reach the summit or come back down in a brutal way to say the least...



1980...the summit was in sight and they are going to do whatever it takes to get there at the very beginning of the decade. This year 1980 will be that of consecration, the real one !



1980...it was during this year that they obtained their best scores on the album and Singles side. A year to be enjoyed without moderation !



1981...because the decline will already begin to begin the following year. A little more than 10 years after their debut, the first page of their story is already closing...



1982...it now remains to be seen whether they will be able to evolve with the times or, on the contrary, stick to their original fundamentals...



1982...because any refusal to evolve will necessarily relegate them to the back of the pack and marginalize them in an irremediable way, to say the least...



1982...for the moment we are rather between two waters. So it's not going to be a big deal in both good and bad ways...



1983...album sales still continue to be flattering so no particular concern at this stage. Let's hope it lasts...



1983...the production of Singles is in free fall and that on the other hand is not really reassuring. We must therefore put the spotlight back on titles not officially released...



1983...they will only officially release one Single during this year 1983. A decline to watch closely as they say...



1985...nothing in 1984 and only one title during this year 1985. The lights are clearly turning orange...



1985...yet there is quality in all that but the competition is overabundant at the start of the decade and especially does not give any favors...



1986...only one more title during this year 1986. Unique Single which will also be their last classified Single and which will therefore mark the end of the great era of the group...



1991...the adventure will continue but in a more confidential way. There will only be basic fans to follow them from now on...



1992...which doesn't bother them that much at first glance. They certainly don't intend to stop there and they will go as far as possible...



1992...a desire to believe in it until the end which undoubtedly commands respect. And as in music everything is always possible, who knows...



1995...certainly the best years are now behind them but they can still deliver titles of significant quality...



1995...a mid-90s which still saw them struggling somewhat with an outright release of the Albums Charts...



1995...the Charts albums which still motivated them to always move forward. It remains to be seen whether they will recover or not...



2000...they will recover but it will take them 5 years for that. In any case they are trying here to move on to the next decade, that's already it...



2000...a return celebrated as it should be mainly by German fans, fans from the start who are still loyal to the post...



2000...it is true that for the other countries which until then supported them it will be bleak plain as they say. Hard law of the trade...



2002...new disappearance from the Charts, times are getting harder and harder for the group. They will have to seriously ask themselves the right questions about the follow-up to the adventure...



2002...because things are getting more and more complicated and the final exit door is getting closer and closer. Attention danger...



2004...so far nothing seems to affect them. Here they are returning with a new opus which will not be ranked higher than the previous one...



2004...afterwards as long as they enjoy what they do why throw in the towel prematurely. That's what they say to themselves every morning when they wake up...



2006...they still impress with an astonishing level of productivity. Especially since we are still on the 3rd unranked album in a row...



2006...we are still surprised by their release of the Charts albums because there is quality in it all anyway. Sometimes you shouldn't try to understand...



2009...and here they are again. An unwavering desire to believe in it until the end and this time history will prove them right because they will succeed in classifying this new opus...



2009...a return to the Charts that no one believed in anymore and yet it is indeed the case. A return certainly timid but there is a return all the same...



2012...as planned, here they are again at the start of the 2010 decade with the firm intention of not giving up. A 2010 decade which will be significantly more favorable to them than the previous one...



2012...we're not talking about a comeback but this new opus will interest more than just the basic fans, which bodes well for the rest of the events...



2012...that in music nothing is ever finished, the proof. One day down, one day up, everything can evolve in one direction or the other...



2015...we find them 3 years later with this new opus, an opus classified like its predecessor and which can only reassure them that they still have their place in the big leagues...



2015...they will still have gone through the 70s, then the 80s, then the 90s, then the 2000s and here they are particularly comfortable in the middle of the 2010s...



2017...unfortunately the relapse will be severe with this new opus with a new release of the Charts. Exit which may indeed be definitive...



2017...it now remains to be seen whether they will have the courage and above all the will to come back afterwards. To be continued as they say...


 

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