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McAuley-Schenker Group


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Singer Robin McAuley (previously with Grand Prix) joined MSG for the album ‘’Perfect timing’’ (1987) and stayed with them until the 1991 album ‘’MSG’‘. Surprisingly Schenker changed the band name from Michael Schenker Group to McAuley Schenker Group, proving that McAuley had a strong saying in the band. The sound of the band moved to more melodic hard rock from the edgier approach of the first MSG albums and actually this way they managed to deliver their finest works. ‘’Save yourself’’ (1989) and ‘’MSG’’ are regarded as Schenker’s highlights with MSG, especially among melodic hard rock fans. With ‘’MSG’’ they even managed to score their first hit single ‘’Nightmare’‘, a great accoustic ballad with the distinctive raw but sentimental vocals of McAuley and Schenker’s wonderful melodic phrasing on both accoustic and (a little) electric guitar.


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  • WatsonPepeLives

    Dear lastfm, I think McAuley-Schenker Group and McAuley Schenker Group are the same band

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • PhenomV2

    Brilliant. Mikey Shchenker is underrated and Shadow of the Night is pure Metal brilliance

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sebastianfan

    This band rocks!

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Hairbanger

    perfect timing is one of the best albuns ever recorded...

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • shibibbadu

    i don't wanna lose ^^

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • carlos_galvan

    i like ''anytime''.....

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    v "and Schenker is only good/very good guitar player, when he writes a song he is almost always awful" utter bollocks..

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • vandervelde

    @christuffer that's because he know Mcauley was his greatest asset, and he was letting Robin to shine -:)...three albums of McAuleySG>>>>>>>Kelly Keeling MSG>>>>>any other MSG albums....and Schenker is only good/very good guitar player, when he writes a song he is almost always awful (McAuley albums wrote Robin)

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • christuffer

    ..... He's even too low in the mix.

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • christuffer

    Was always disappointed that Schenker's guitar work took too much of a backseat when he paired up with McAuley. His best guitar work is not on these albums.

    30 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Sir__Javid

    Never Ending Nightmare > 3

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Yes, quite awful, for me anyway. Too much glam/commercial sounding stuff. First two had some great Hard Rock moments, eg: I Don't Wanna Lose, Love Is Not a Game, Rock 'til You're Crazy, Save Yourself and Nightmare... true gems, but again, that is my opinion. Still love the acoustic album though...

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Rob_Chimera

    The talent of Schenker with the amazing voice of McAuley, mixed up togheter, can be but awesome, great music. I wish there could have been more from these guys, only three albums. That is, three fantastic ones!

    20 Jun 2009 Reply
  • EndlessError

    Never Ending Nightmares.....

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • karolgarcez

    A história do MSG se confunde com a própria história do Hard Rock e essa é, sem dúvida, uma das maiores e mais respeitadas bandas do estilo....

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • gloria80s

    Third album awful??? Paradise, Eve etc awful??

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • MrMetal777

    Fuck CD's my favorite sing will not play. How did I get a f#^&&*(% crack in my cd? Never had a broken album

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
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    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    I find the third album quite awfull I must say, the first en 2nd with MaCaully has great moments; Follow The Night, Save yourself and for sure Nightmare. One of Schenkers best songs... and the solo shows why he has so many followers!!! And check out the acoustic cd, a beauty!

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • engelmeine

    I<3 Michael!

    7 Feb 2007 Reply
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