X-UFO, as the name implies, comprise former Phil Mogg sidemen Laurence Archer (guitar), Danny Peyronel (vocals/keys) and Clive Edwards (drums). Joining them on bass is Rocky Newton who, er, was never actually in UFO. The closest he came was the Michael Schenker Group.
X-UFO: Vol. 1 – The Live Files
Lights out, all out.
We were prepared to hate this record – we already had the damning phrase ‘wrecks-UFO’ up our sleeve – but it’s actually ridiculously entertaining.
All the classics are here – Let It Roll, Rock Bottom, Lights Out, Doctor Doctor et al – and while the renditions lack the measured approach of the ‘proper’ band the level of enthusiasm cannot be denied.
The star of the show is Peyronel, who delivers a performance of such hilarious hyperbole that one can just imagine Mogg turning up at the next X-UFO show to hurl an unidentified flying object of his own from the back row.