The Secrets Behind Michael Schenker's Tone on UFO's "Only You Can Rock Me"

(Image credit: Ross Halfin)

For the recording of UFO’s Obsession album, producer Ron Nevison rented a building that formerly was a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility, located on West Third Street near the center of Beverly Hills, and employed the services of the Record Plant Mobile recording truck. In interviews, band members recalled that the idea was to replicate the band’s live sound in a more controlled environment, but this is only partially true as few tracks actually benefited from the acoustics of this large, empty warehouse with high ceilings and concrete floors—mostly just the drums, bass and Michael Schenker’s lead fills and solos.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.