Good news for all the rockers in Paris: this living outer-space rock legend
called UFO was visiting us again!
The concert was organized at the Trabendo.
Quite a small venue, their previous show was at the Elysée Montmartre, but all
the fans granted them a warm welcome.
people of all ages attending the show. Yet again, the proof that rock’n’roll is
alive and that good music composed decades ago still gets to the hearts of the
was very good. All UFO members are professionals and got a great sound out of
The setlist was great, including the classics Only You Can rock
Me, Too Hot To Handle, and of course Doctor Doctor.
When I saw UFO live at Wacken 2009, they didn’t play Doctor Doctor, probably
as a protest for being too early in the running order.
however they didn’t play Rock Bottom, although the song was marked on the
setlist. Hey come on! If they wanted to skip a song due to Phil Mogg’s illness
(or any other reason), they could have skipped something else than this
members did great performances that night. Phil Mogg’s voice was good, even if
he was sick. He didn’t move a lot on stage, but still did a good vocal
More’s guitar playing was incredible, technical and full of feeling.
But I think
there was some tension on stage, like the musicians were not playing like a
band, but rather each one doing his job separately.
Regarding the he line-up, Pete Way wasn’t playing with UFO that night. Barry Sparks, was
I love Barry’s playing, I think it’s very fluid and he’s got a
great swing. Before tonight, I’ve seen Barry performing with Uli Jon Roth, Dokken and Ted Nugent.
Unfortunately, Barry Sparks' collaboration with U.F.O. didn’t
last long, as he was replaced by Peter Pichl two days later for the German
Maybe there was some tension between the band members. Who knows which
extra-musical problems there might have been!
The next bass player, Peter Pichl is a session bassist, known by Heavy Metal
fans for Running Wild during The Brotherhood and Rogues en Vogue albums and
He also played in UFO’s 2009 record, The Visitor.
UFO made us spent a great evening, full of good Rock’n’Roll moments, even if
this wasn’t an anthological show.
I hope this band will still keep on touring
for a long time, and I hope next time they’ll deliver a performance that would
match their status as a living legend.
Setlist UFO – Le Trabendo - Paris, France – May 4, 2010
01. Let It
Roll 02. Mother
Mary 03. Saving Me 04. Out In The Street 05. Stop Breaking Down 06. This Kids 07. Hell Driver 08. Cherry
10. Only you Can rock Me
11. Love to Love
12. Ain’t No Baby
13. Too Hot To Handle
14. Lights Out
15. Doctor Doctor