1980 Michael Schenker Group – Michael Schenker Group

michael-schenker-group-1980The Michael Schenker Group is the first album by the hard rock band Michael Schenker Group. Produced by Roger Glover.

Made #1 on KTUH’s charts on the week of September 29, 1980.

The Michael Schenker Group is a guitar-oriented hard rock band formed in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, Michael Schenker. In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1993. After that, in 1996 the Michael Schenker Group was reformed.

The music is best described as mostly melodic hard rock with progressive undertones. Schenker is famous for his half-black, half-white Gibson Flying V and for his unorthodox approach to lead guitar. He is sponsored by Dean Guitars and is well known in the neo-classical genre.


1  Armed And Ready (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 04:08
2  Cry For The Nations (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 05:10
3  Victim Of Illusion (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 04:45
4  Bijou Pleasurette (Michael Schenker) 02:18
5  Feels Like A Good Thing (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 03:46
6  Into The Arena (Michael Schenker) 04:11
7  Looking Out From Nowhere (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 04:33
8  Tales Of Mystery (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 03:17
9  Lost Horizons (Michael Schenker; Gary Barden) 07:05



BassMo Foster
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarMichael Schenker
KeyboardsDon Airey
VocalsGary Barden

Liner Notes

Producer – Roger Glover
Engineer – Gareth Edwards
Engineer (Tape Operator) – Jeremy Allom

Art Direction – Peter Wagg
Design, Photography – Hipgnosis
Photography By – Rob Brimson

Mixed At Wessex Sound Studios
Recorded At Wessex Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Chrysalis