Manic Manifesto: From The Inner Mind To…The Outer Limits
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Retrospective of classic Atomic Age Science Fiction in the media detailing the two decades of the 1950s and 1960s, and the indelible impression it left on society.

By Sam C. Smith: www.facebook.com/Rekallism

“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture…”

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Massive Metal Monday: “Lights Out” By UFO
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With the title track of their barn-burner 1977 album Lights Out, here is the classic lineup of UFO – watch the video here below.

This performance was filmed live at the Roundhouse Theater in London on June 12, 1977 and features guitar legend Michael Schenker laying down one of rock’s most iconic solos. If you like this, be sure to check out the band’s 1979 release Strangers in the Night, which many people (myself included) consider to be the greatest live album ever recorded.

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FREE Listen: UFO’s ‘The Chrysalis Years Collection (1980-1986)’

AOL Music is giving fans of the hard rock/heavy metal band UFO a FREE listen right now of their 5-CD box set collection of the band’s Chrysalis records era, which was recently this week on CD and MP3.

Entitled UFO: The Chrysalis Years (1980-1986) the collection houses the band’s five albums released by the record label: No Place to Run (1980), Wild, Willing and the Innocent (1981), Mechanix (1982), Making Contact (1983), and Misdemeanor (1986). There are also tracks from some live performances in Cleveland, Ohio; on the BBC in England, and that country’s Hammersmith Odeon as well.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: UFO – The Best Of ’74-’83

Amazingly English hard rock band UFO formed 43 years ago. UFO – The Best Of ’74-’83 covers the band’s greatest albums during its most popular period. This means songs from every album of the 9 recorded from 1974’s Phenomenon to Making Contact in 1983, via Force It and Lights Out (which featured what many fans believe to have the band’s “˜classic line-up’ of Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way, Paul Raymond, and Andy Parker) can be heard.

All 5 albums from Michael Schenker’s incredible first run with the band have tracks on here including “Shoot Shoot,” “Lights Out,” and “Only You Can Rock Me.” Right now you can pick this up at Amazon.com’s April MP3 Deals for only $5!

This and the 99 other $5 MP3 Deals run out at the end of the month so be sure to order before April 30, 2012.

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Interview: Original Whitesnake Guitarist Bernie Marsden

From a “˜secret’ stint with English hard rock outfit UFO guitarist Bernie Marsden has just about done it all. After brief turns in Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth (the English rock band) and Paice, Ashton & Lord, he grabbed the attention of a certain David Coverdale who approached him to join the new band he was putting together.

Marsden and Coverdale collaborated on some of Whitesnake’s best and most popular songs including “Fool For Your Lovin'” and the magnificent “Here I Go Again.” With all this in mind, Marsden and I had plenty to talk about and he was happy to recount his early days with Whitesnake and his surprising appearances with the band last year – when he shared a tender moment with current guitarist Doug Aldrich…

Geeks of Doom: Your first big break was with UFO, but that was never an ideal situation for you was it?

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