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ROCKET REVIEW: MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – “Spirit On A Mission” (CD)


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Legendary ex-SCORPIONS & UFO lead guitarist, Michael Schenker, 60, returns with his Temple of Rock in 2015, unleashing the new full length album entitled Spirit On A Mission. This is the third effort from the band which features the former Scorps rhythm section of Francis Buchholz on bass & Herman Rarebell on drums. Guitarist and keyboardist, Wayne Findlay is added nicely to the mix along with ex- Rainbow vocalist Doogie White… who simply kicks ass.

The album contains a dozen hard-hitting tracks that will rock your socks off your feet. It’s clear from the opening cuts “Live And Let Live”, “Communion”, and “Vigilante Man”, that Schenker is more goddamn electric than ever. Up next the momentum picks up amazingly with “Rock City”, “Saviour Machine”, “Something Of The Night”, and “All Our Yesterdays”. “Bulletproof” follows and is probably the most solid track on the album, as far as being the most powerful and memorable. The guitar work is shredding at all costs and the drums sound bitching. However, my personal favorite is track nine’s “Let The Devil Scream”. Some of the best fret work is laid down here and the overall vibe is totally 70’s retro, which is just magical. The guitar soloing is top notch as one would expect from the master.

The epic rocking concludes with “Good Times”, “Restless Heart”, and “Wicked”. Any fan of well written, catchy rock tunes that harken back to Schenker’s glory days when he was a 16 year old six string virtuoso that truly electrified the music world… is going to want to add this gem to their collection.

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ROCKET REVIEW:
MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK –
“Spirit On A Mission” (CD)

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1. Live And Let Live
2. Communion
3. Vigilante Man
4. Rock City
5. Saviour Machine
6. Something Of The Night
7. All Our Yesterdays
8. Bulletproof
9. Let The Devil Scream
10. Good Times
11. Restless Heart
12. Wicked

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