No Getaway
by UFO

Album: Making Contact (1983)
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Songfacts®:

  • In Flyin' High (Again), an interview with Phil Mogg by Dick Dickson, published in the December 13-26, 1984 issue of Kerrang!, it was revealed that "No Getaway" is based on a film called The Fan.

    There are a number of films with that title, but the only one that fits is the 1981 thriller starring Lauren Bacall. The Internet Movie Database said of this film: "A record salesman is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen... However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses [sic] friends, then at her."

    Which is clearly not the sort of thing the charismatic Mr Mogg would ever do! Running to 3 minutes 32 seconds, "No Getaway" is the ninth track in the 1983 Making Contact album and was co-written with lead guitarist Paul Chapman and Neil Carter. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Bleepyf from Edinburgh, ScotlandI remember an article just after the album came out which suggested (I forget which band member said this, but very likely either Mogg himself or Neil Carter) that the song was inspired by the story of Jodie Foster's stalker.
    John Hinckley Jr. had severe depression and obsessive tendencies, who started stalking actress Jodie Foster and later attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan outside a hotel in Washington D.C. He was subsequently found not guilty by reason of insanity, and put in a mental institution.
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