It all started way back in 1995, when Michael Pincher and myself decided to create the 'Web' version of Michaels brilliant 'Misty Green and Blue' fanzine. It was at the time when the web was just a 'twinkle' in the eye of technology and the only UFO website around was from our dear friend Dave Wood. The 'Misty Green & Blue' fanzine was instrumental in keeping the bands name alive and very much lived 'underground'. Michael Pinchers enthusiasm and vast knowledge of UFO made the magazine a 'must have'. The 'Misty Green and Blue' website complimented these magazine issues and the nature of the medium enabled us to provided the fans updated news on an almost daily basis. Mike Pincher took this a stage further and created the
'UFO Appreciation Society' Website but sadly due to family commitments, Mike has not been able to continue. We thank you for all your hard work over the years. Walk On Water had just been released and UFO were back on the scene with a vengenance with the Classic line-up of Phil Mogg/Michael Schenker/Pete Way/Paul Raymond and Andy Parker. After many years, 3 albums later, numerous tours and 80,000 web visits later, UFO have once again risen with energy and passion. The line-up changes and we now find ourselves in Atumn 2003 with Vinnie Moore on guitars, replacing Michael Schenker, and Jason Bonham filling the drums/percussion slot that is so important to this rock band.
PLEASE NOTE that these magazines are no longer available as back issues and if you do see any, snap them up as they provide an excellent historical record reference of the band.
Issue 6 of MISTY GREEN and BLUE - October 1998
Here at the UFO Appreciation Society we've been scribbling away to hopefully bring you the best issue yet. Bigger than ever, this issue has a massive forty pages, is still A4 in size, and is printed on high quality 115 gram glossy paper.Inside you'll find all our regular features and detailed articles. We have a fans eye look at UFO's European/UK tourfrom earlier in the year, as well as MGAB's travels to catch the band on mainland Europe and the UK.There is a look at the recent MSG tour and their involvement on the G3 shows with Joe Satriani.
On the exclusive scene we have a few scoops to put your way.There is a Phil Mogg interview done exclusively for the magazine just after the UK tour ended. We also managed to finally track down Bernie Marsden and ask about his days in the band.There's a few surprises in store as Bernie can finally confirm the thoughts of MGAB, that he did actually go into the studio with UFO and record some demo's.
Elsewhere we've managed to unearth UFO's first ever television broadcast for the BBC on a programme called Disco 2.This dates back to October 1970, making it by far and away the earliest known recording of the band. There'sa look at a pre-UFO band called The Boyfriends that feature two future members of the band.We take a detailed look atthe 'Give Her The Gun' single, and find out from Derek Lawrence when and where it was recorded.There is a detailed singles discography from Australia, a look at all the recent CD releases. Included in the CD reviewsare some prime new bootlegs to come mainly out of Japan and Germany, some dating to 1977, 1980 and ofcourse the recent Walk on Water tour, the best probably being a mixing desk tape from Vienna.
We return our letters/questions pages this time, and a bigger than ever classified section including pen-pals and contacts.Also, we have a guided tour of the internet and the main UFO sites. If this isn't enough, we'rerunning another competition as well as all the news surrounding Michael Schenkers leaving the group mid-set in Japan,and we can exclusively reveal the name of the new guitarist Mogg, Way and Raymond are currently working with.Paul Raymond Project is up and running again, and this time it sounds much more rock than blues, so that's one to lookforward to, I could go onbut...
Issue 5 of MISTY GREEN and BLUE
Our second full glossy magazine
Inside, Features Mick Bolton - 25 years on, exclusive interview with UFO's now legendary six stringer.
Paul Raymond - 'A complete picture' along with a complete UK discography!
News and Reviews of solo projects from Mogg/Way, Paul Raymond and Michael Schenker
Where are they now?: Danny Peyronel and Paul Gray
A day in the Life of WAYSTED
Usual CD reviews and 'Thailands 45's' - a rare collection of 7" singles from Thailand
News of the UFO European Tour
Interviews from Pete Way (Aardschok) & Michael Schenker (Gary Sharpe-Young),
COMPETITION - Couple of 'On With The Action' LIVE CD's up for grabs
Issue 4 of MISTY GREEN and BLUE
Our first full glossy, properly printed affair. Inside, the ups and downs of the US tour and it's eventual demise. Loads of great tour photographs and reviews. There's a round up of the latest bootlegs to surface, a classic concert review from 1977, questions and answers is back and there's a complete USA singles discography. As a bonus in this issue, a large fold out family tree is included. This covers the bands entire history and also lists every song they ever recorded and every member that has ever been - a must for purists! A4 - 32 page.
taken considerably longer than we'd first hoped, but I suppose
if we were on time there'd be something wrong! Quite a large portion
of this issue is dominated by the bands 'Walk On Water' U.S. tour,
it's highs and unfortunately it's lows. We have quite a few readers
reviews from several shows, some extremly good quality, exclusive
photo's, passes and whatever else we could get our grubbies on.
It all culminates in the walk-out of Schenker, events leading
up to him leaving the group mid-tour, and where that leaves the
cover with a studio pic of Michael Schenker on the front. This
a band shot on a green cover. Covers and reviews the short Japanese
first issue has Phil Mogg on the front of a blue cover. The reformation
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