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By Neil Daniels

  • Published: November 2013
  • Paperback and Kindle
  •  ISBN: 978-0-9571442-6-2
  • Price: £14.99
  • Includes an 8 page colour plates section


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Your new bass player is lying on the floor completely out of it on drink and drugs; he’ll fit in really well!’ (UFO manager telephoning Phil Mogg)

The Story Of UFO – A Genuine Rock Phenomenon

UFO are one of heavy rock’s most influential groups, admired by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam and Slash from Guns N’ Roses, amongst others. Albums like Lights Out, Obsession and Strangers In The Night have all achieved classic status. The list of musicians who have passed through their ranks reads like a Who’s Who of rock: Pete Way (God bless him), Michael Schenker, Larry Wallis, Bernie Marsden, Paul Chapman, Billy Sheehan, Jason Bonham, Aynsley Dunbar and more, have all done time in one of the most enduring, and endearing, bands.

Using extensive research and first hand interviews, top metal writer Neil Daniels traces UFO’s history from their space rock roots in 1969 through to the present day, as the band – with original member Phil Mogg – just keep on rocking. The book contains a wealth of anecdotes about a group renowned for partying as hard as they rock and doing nothing by halves.

High Stakes & Dangerous Men includes a foreword by the American broadcaster and author Eddie Trunk and an afterword by British rock journalist Peter Makowski.

Read Reviews

  • “I would say grab hold of this book, it’s interesting and an insightful book to be savoured and enjoyed.” Seb Di Gatto, www.themayfairmallzine.com
  • “It all makes for a very satisfying end result and will hopefully encourage renewed interest in the story and music of this marvellous band.” Dean Pedley, Sea of Tranquility
  • “If there ever was an answer to the age old question “Whatever happened to … UFO?”, this is the place to catch up on the latter days of their forty year history.” Mike Ainscoe, Mudkiss
  • “… often a lovely read, this is never boring. UFO: still out there. Make contact today.” Steve Swift, Powerplay
  • “A very pleasurable reading experience” Joshua Wood, Metal-rules.com
  • “A fast and fact-filled read” Lisa Torem, Penny Black Music
  • “As a UFO fan for many years, I enjoyed the book from cover to cover. I will keep it in the bookshelf for future reference. That’s just about the highest compliment I can give any rock biography” Patrick Prince, Powerline
  • “Although internet is king you can’t beat a good book and this is one of them. The Bailey Brothers, Rockunited.com
  • “UFO has proven to be influential to everyone from Metallica to Pearl Jam, and with this book Neil Daniels reminds us that, at the end of the day, it’s the music that matters most and UFO sure made some damn good music.” Jeb Wright, www.classicrockrevisited.com
  • “Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to not only the diehards (who will snap it up anyway), but also those who want to delve just a little further than Michael Schenker,Phil Mogg (who emerges as quite the dictatorial figure in places) and the band’s often horrendous choice of stage outfits!” Steve Pilkingon, Classic Rock Society
  • “If you’re a fan of the band grab this book to sit along Martin Popoff’s earlier tome on the band.” Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com
  • “…Daniels has truly supplied fans with an ‘ultimate’ recap of UFO’s history. It’ll be challenging for even an avid fan to read this from cover to cover and not be surprised buy something he or she didn’t know.” Scott Jeslis, www.metalexpressradio.com

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About The Author

neil danielsNeil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites.

Visit www.neildanielsbooks.tumblr.com and neildanielsbooks.wordpress.com.

Neil’s Goodreads author profile

For more information, contact Phil Godsell phil@soundcheckbooks.co.uk


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