Released the year after the classic UFO album Strangers In The Night
, this uptempo Saxon track is one of their most recognizable and certainly one of their best. In his memoir Never Surrender...
, frontman Biff Byford
said he was once asked by DJ Tommy Vance what was his fascination with songs about night. He couldn't answer. He is more positive about this song which he said is about two things: people, strangers, meeting in airports and generally people having romances, affairs, one-night stands and going off again, like ships in the night. And
about a power cut in New York - he saw a documentary about that.
The plane alluded to was actually Scandinavian Airlines 911, not 101. And it was not a jumbo jet because this plane did not enter service until 1969, four years after the event concerned.