Armed And Ready

Album: The Michael Schenker Group (1981)

Songfacts®:

  • Co-written with vocalist Gary Bardens, "Armed And Ready" was the first track on the first solo album by Michael Schenker after he left UFO, the eponymous The Michael Schenker Group. Running to 4 minutes 5 seconds, this uptempo track was a show opener; a prelude of what was to come, fans were seldom if ever disappointed.
  • Produced by Roger Glover of Deep Purple fame, it was also released as a single on the Chrysalis label backed by the instrumental "Bijou Pleasurette".

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