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Artist: The Michael Schenker Group

Title: Assault Attack

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The Michael Schenker Group Assault Attack Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1982

Label: Chrysalis

Catalog Number: 21393


Graham Bonnet Vocals
Michael Schenker Guitar
Chris Glen Bass
Tommy Eyre Keyboards
Ted Mckenna Drums


1.  Assault Attack  4:19
2.  Rock You To The Ground  5:49
3.  Dancer  4:42
4.  Samurai  5:18
5.  Desert Song  5:52
6.  Broken Promises  6:23
7.  Searching For A Reason  3:49
8.  Ulcer  3:54
Total Running Time:  40:06

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Metalhead66 Date: October 20, 2004 at 15:26
This Probably my favorite MSG Album.Graham Bonnett sounds Killer!You can tell he(Graham)took alot of ideas from this to Alcatraz.Michael plays his ass off on this...He's got such a great Guitar sound... Great Technique...he was one of the first guys in rock to really play the harmonic minor scale with the blues.9.5/10!!

From: schenker fan Date: October 26, 2004 at 1:59
I thought it too commercial back in '82 because of bonnett. Now, i just overlook his singing and focus on the guitar playing (afterall, who buys Schenker for the singing!!!). It's arguably Schenker's most aggressive album ever. "Samurai," "Desert Song," "Broken Promises" and the middle part of "Dancer" are the high points. Get the Japanese import, as it also has "Girl From Uptown." It's worth the extra price just for that one song!

From: Rene Date: November 21, 2004 at 14:25
Songs like ASSAUL ATTACK, samurai, and DESERT SONG are increible and graham bonnet sound increible.

From: Metal Pete Date: November 22, 2004 at 9:10
What a great album. My favorite from MSG--'Broken Promises' is a killer track, as is 'Samauri' and a few others here. Bonnet was the perfect compliment to Schenker's surreal, melodic guitarwork. I do enjoy the albums with Mr. Barden too, though. this one is a gem

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 18:09
Incredible Schenker album! Does in no way disappoint. This one will drive over you like a freight train and leave nothing behind.

From: Geoff Date: January 4, 2005 at 5:29
I got rid of this before I had time to scratch my nuts, but as this is a classic to many I'm guessing I've just missed something by not being into this particular style so I will not dwell too long on the CD. For me personally I was bored to tears by the hookless songs and could find nothing enjoyable on the disc. Reminds me of early Accept where the songs are hard and heavy but in all honestly do nothing for me persoanlly. My apologies to the fans.

From: wolf Date: January 13, 2005 at 4:17
The Best MSG Album!

From: swriter Date: August 22, 2005 at 16:08
my fav msg cd, Grahm rocks and what a voice, shame his solo albums pale to the msg stuff!!!! rock you ground, dancer, dessert, assault, broken, a great hard rock album leaning on some prog tendencies, brilliant!!!!

From: Wotty Date: August 22, 2005 at 16:15
Title track is blinding,powered by the awesome skin-bashing of Ted McKenna...

From: Nick C Date: August 22, 2005 at 16:39
Hahahaha Flipping heck yeah!!! I never owned any of Schenks solo stuff (although I love U.F.O.) but I remember getting up to the title track loads of times at the Headbanger Ball at Heywood Civic Centre (John Brent D.J. extrodinaire where are you now?) with my legs together and knees bent playing the old imaginary Flying V - Schenker styleeee!!! Have'nt heard the track for years, have to go round me mates as I know he has a copy!

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 15, 2006 at 22:02
Schenker + Bonnet. Why wouldn't it work? Amazing hard rock cd with hardly a weak moment. Essential listening.

From: Figge Date: June 25, 2006 at 17:57
A true CLASSIC and one of the great masterpiecies of the 80s. The combination of Michael's guitarwork and Chris Glen's pulsing basslines are extremely effective....and along with Bonnett's best effort of his incredible career this creates a real WINNER. Songs like the title track, Samurai, Desert Song and Searching For A Reason must be among the best hard rock songs recorded (well, close to anyway).

From: 7Sinner Date: August 18, 2006 at 17:59
Bought this when it first came out, yeah I'm that old,(F.U.2)and I pretty much wore it out in the first couple of months. Of course it could of been the shitty cassette player in my car. Now that I think about it this is the ONLY release by MSG that I own!! This one is a classic that's for sure but I wonder which of the many releases listed here is worth tracking down??

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: September 17, 2007 at 3:48
GREAT CD 93/100 mr BONNET is shinning all over the album and MICHAEL SCHENKER in the role of the GERMAN GUITAR HERO for ever ! GREAT

From: Japangea Date: February 20, 2009 at 11:58
If Cozy Powell was still in the band,this album shines perfectly.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 31, 2012 at 21:05
This album has one of my faves ever in the name of "Dancer" ...Bonnet as a singer brought quality to Schenker's songs IMO...other goodies are "Assault Attack","Desert Song","Broken Promises" & the very good hard rocking driven instrumental "Ulcer"...recommended...88/100

From: hair metal again Date: March 28, 2012 at 4:47
pretty good release by MSG and the strong point of it is the musicianship which is amazing!those guyz surely made a great band and i d love to catch them live back then.the only problem is that the songs arent pretty memorable and i d like them less classic and more hard edged!overall an enjoyable release with "rock you to the ground" being the highlight!

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