My favorite UFO album
Phenomenon may not be UFO's heaviest album, but it has always been my favorite. I love practically every song on it and think the acoustic numbers like Crystal Light and Time On My Hands are about as good as the heavy songs, like Oh My and Doctor Doctor. Of course the highlight is Rock Bottom, which reminds me of Rush's Working Man in the fact they are both long but exciting guitar showcases. Yes, guitarist Michael Schenker plays his butt off all over this album and he would improve dramatically on later albums. Kudos also to vocalist Phil Mogg, who sounds great here. In terms of songs and production, this is easily my favorite UFO album. Gotta love the silly album cover by Hipgnosis, too.