Built to Destroy

Built to Destroy

by McAuley-Schenker Group
     
 

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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.

Overview

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. Nonetheless, this release is for fans of the genre or Schenker completists only.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099969655623
catalogNumber:
6965562

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

McAuley-Schenker Group   Primary Artist
Michael Schenker   Guitar,Group Member
Gary Barden   Vocals,Group Member
Chris Glen   Bass,Group Member
Ted McKenna   Drums,Group Member
Andy Nye   Keyboards,Group Member
Derek St. Holmes   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Schenker   Composer
John Shaw   Cover Photo
Louis Austin   Producer,Engineer
Jack Douglas   Remixing
John Pasche   Art Direction
Brian Aris   Sleeve Photo
Dave Ling   Liner Notes
Caroline Dodd   Cover Model
Rebecca Edwards   Reissue Design
Michael Schenker Group   Producer

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