MSG (album)

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MSG
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1981
Recorded AIR Studios, London and Montserrat, March–May 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length36:47
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ron Nevison
Michael Schenker Group chronology
The Michael Schenker Group
(1980)
MSG
(1981)
One Night at Budokan
(1982)
Singles from MSG
  1. "Ready to Rock / Attack of the Mad Axeman"
    Released: August 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10 [2]

MSG is the second album by the hard rock band Michael Schenker Group. The band was formed in 1979 by the former Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. Producer Ron Nevison's high production values resulted in the recording of this album going over budget, a crippling debt that dogged the band for the rest of their short career. Though the band at the time had reservations about the recording, it is regarded by fans as perhaps their finest hour.[ citation needed ]

Contents

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ready to Rock" Michael Schenker, Gary Barden 3:26
2."Attack of the Mad Axeman"Schenker, Barden4:17
3."On and On"Schenker, Barden4:41
4."Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"Barden, Chris Glen, Cozy Powell, Paul Raymond, Schenker5:21
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."But I Want More"Schenker, Barden6:56
6."Never Trust a Stranger"Raymond4:24
7."Looking for Love"Schenker, Barden4:03
8."Secondary Motion"Schenker, Barden3:42
Total length:36:47
2009 reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
9."Never Trust a Stranger (Rough Monitor Mix)"Raymond4:33
10."Natural Thing"Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way 4:18
11."Feels Like a Good Thing"Schenker, Barden3:53
12."Looking Out from Nowhere"Schenker, Barden5:55
13."Shoot Shoot"Schenker, Mogg, Andy Parker, Way4:39
14."Doctor Doctor"Schenker, Mogg5:31
15."Lights Out"Schenker, Mogg, Parker, Way5:09
Total length:71:33

Personnel

Michael Schenker Group

Additional musicians

Production

Charts

YearChartPeak positionSalesWeeks on Chart
1981UK14 [3] -8
1981Japan1548,00011
1981US81 [4] --
1981Netherlands31 [5] -2

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