September 27, 2013 – 5:31 am

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Chicago 1980 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL; March 16, 1980. Very good to excellent FM broadcast.

Here is a note from soundaboard.blogspot regarding the opening Alpha Centuri track:

Don’t be fooled when you hear Foreigner’s Head Games in the first track, it is just the warming sound on the monitors before the show begins.

And what an enormous show this is, despite some drop-outs and small cuts, and also some DJ talk but not intrusive. It’s another one of those fabulous UFO performances at the International Amphitheater in Chicago this time on the No Place To Run tour on 1980 March 16, with the song Too Hot To Handle being dedicated to Bon [AC/DC] Scott that passed out [sic] one month before this gig.

Thanks to sniffy for sharing this at Dime.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Alpha Centuri (8.0MB)
Track 02. Lettin’ Go (6.2MB)
Track 03. Youngblood (8.0MB)
Track 04. No Place To Run (8.5MB)
Track 05. Cherry (7.2MB)
Track 06. Only You Can Rock Me (7.9MB)
Track 07. Love To Love (15.2MB)
Track 08. Mystery Train (9.5MB)
Track 09. Doctor Doctor (12.3MB)
Track 10. Too Hot To Handle (9.2MB)
Track 11. Lights Out (6.6MB)
Track 12. Lights Out (Cont.) (9.9MB)
Track 13. Rock Bottom (23.8MB)
Track 14. Shoot Shoot (22.6MB)

Phil Mogg - vocals
Paul Chapman - lead guitar
Paul Raymond - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Pete Way - bass
Andy Parker - drums

UFO fans looking for the 1974 Hippodrome Golders Green show can check out the five CD/one DVD UFO - On Air: At The BBC 1974-1985, which was released in March 2013. Click here to order.

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  1. 12 Responses to “UFO - CHICAGO 1980”

  2. correct lineup, but i have this show already, bigo. i wrote on here where people can get it two days ago. anyway, it’s a good one, but i would say the best show from 1980 is fresno, ca a month after chicago.

    how about kiss-providence, ri 8.3.75?


    By Ed Saad on Sep 27, 2013

  3. chicago guy loving UFO and eternally grateful to you bigO!

    By metaljohn333 on Sep 27, 2013

  4. Love it!

    By Phil on Sep 27, 2013

  5. Yes, yes, yes! That’s what I wanted. Thanks BigO!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Sep 27, 2013

  6. hey bigo, if there’s a better copy of thin lizzy-newcastle city hall 3.20.83 on dime, offer it. i am listening to this copy i found, and this is the one skips real bad and is cut. there’s a sound issue on thunder and lightning too. i’m on the holy war. i’ll keep listening, but it may not be one i keep. i never delete thin lizzy, ufo, zeppelin or boc either. out of 36 thin lizzy shows, this is the first that’s really messed up and or upsetting.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 27, 2013

  7. Very cool…. thanks, BigO!! I didn’t have this show!!! And I don’t have Fresno either. Sounds like I need to do some digging on Dime this Weekend…Ed: What other UFO shows do you recommend? I have 3 or 4 boots…thats it

    By DanC on Sep 27, 2013

  8. dan - u should go for all the fm’s sbd’s and tv audios u can get first. usually the best idea is to get at least one or 2 very high end quality recordings from each tour. they changed significantly when the line up changed and went from a psychedelic blues rock band to a heavy metal or hard rock band. not knowing which era u like more makes it hard to know what u should look for however there are less shows out there from the early part of their career as is the case with any band of course than the later part of their career. once u get a few good shows from each tour that u want.. then looking for historically significant shows is the next important way to collect a band u like. for example if there is an event that happened on stage such as if someone joined them or if they did a song for the first or last time ever. or only time ever. or a reunion of sorts. or if they did an all acoustic show or a special benefit show. anything like that which might make a show special or significant in one way or another. this is all assuming youre not a completist and im assuming that because if u were u would just collect anything u could get your hands on. if i didnt have any ufo recordings i would personally go for their earliest stuff first and worm my way up. altho i personally dont care for the metal stuff they do. once u get to a certain age u probably wont either. their earliest stuff is superb.
    check out their history on a site like wikipedia and that will help u a little too.

    By darth on Sep 28, 2013

  9. hey danc, i’d definitely would suggest cleveland and st. louis 1982. both are good and have paul chapman on guitar. i’ve even got a show with laurence archer on guitar. he was in phil lynott’s grand slam band, and he played on one ufo album called hit stakes and dangerous men. it’s pretty good.

    i don’t use dime nor do i know how. mp3’s are easier for me. dime is mostly torrent and flac. i just find these shows on various blogs.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 28, 2013

  10. correction, danc, high stakes & dangerous men. you can listen to it on youtube and see how you like it. it’s kind of hard album to find.

    By Ed Saad on Sep 28, 2013

  11. now billy sheehan was in ufo briefly, danc. i do have one show he plays on from clermont-ferrand. france 1983. it’s ok. the bass solo rules.

    i have a show with vinnie moore on guitar too. it’s good, but i mostly have all the ufo shows i want. if i see a schenker show out there i can’t live without, i’ll get it.


    By Ed Saad on Sep 28, 2013

  12. Ed,
    I’ll do that–thanks!! I do convert my shows from Flac, and am used to that–so that’s not a problem. Their most recent shows with Vinnie are a bit too shreddy for my taste–but thats just me.

    Thanks for the advice. I’m not new to collecting. I have all the studio albums through the end of Schenker’s classic period with the band. And yes, I have all soundboards at this point, which goes from 1975-1993

    By DanC on Sep 28, 2013

  13. Hey DanC,
    can you point me in a direction to find the soundboard recordings?
    Much thanks

    By AC on Oct 15, 2013

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