UFO Force It
UFO were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal
UFO are an English rock band, who were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO were ranked #84 on VH1’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’.
Force It is their fourth album, released in 1975. It became their first album to chart in the United States.
The album was produced by Ten Years After bass player Leo Lyons. Another Ten Years After member, Chick Churchill, played keyboards, the first use of that instrument on a UFO record.
The somewhat controversial original cover was designed by Hipgnosis, as were almost all other UFO albums of the 1970s. For years, the genders of the couple in the bath were unknown, and the nudity was on the verge of decency standards. The models were actually Genesis P Orridge and girlfriend Cosey Fanni Tutti, both later of the band Throbbing Gristle. The artwork was softened for the initial US release, making the couple in the bathtub transparent. The cover is a pun – there are multiple taps (British English) or “faucets” (US English) in the picture, which is a pun in the album’s title.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.