The Wild, the Willing, and the Innocent was,for me, a landmark UFO album. My favorite album OF ALL TIME. Sort of a concept album, the flow from soft to brutally heavy is breathtaking in its scope and clarity. There is not a weak moment on this album,PERIOD. Paul Chapman rebounds from the tentative No Place to Run to provide punishing rhythm (he’s a better rhythm player than Michael) and blistering leads on tracks like the title track, Lonely Heart, and Couldn’t Get it Right. Phil is, well, Phil. And that’s as good as it gets. Andy Parker controls the flow of the album with Zeppelin-esque bottom. Neil Carter is a welcome addition on this album,contributing sax and guitar.
The song order,production, and over all feel of this album are incredibly well thought out. It didn’t chart that high over here, and it’s too bad because this is UFO’s finest hour. The absolute pinnacle of their career. This album creates a mood and atmosphere that transcends the music! I’d give it 50 stars if i could. Not just UFO’s best album,but one of the greatest rock records ever made.
|The Wild The Willing And The Innocent||5:00|
|It’s Killing Me||4:28|
|Couldn’t Get It Right||4:32|
|Profession Of Violence||4:18|