Mechanix (album)

Mechanix is the tenth studio album by the British hard rock band UFO; it was released in 1982. The contemporary music-press adverts on the album's release carried the tag-line 'Mechanix: it will tighten your nuts'. Immediately after the completion of the tour in support of the album, founding member and bassist Pete Way left the band to join former Motörhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke in Fastway.

Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1982
RecordedMountain Studios, Attalens, Switzerland
The Manor Studio, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire
Scorpio Sound and Maison Rouge Studios, London
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerGary Lyons
UFO chronology
The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
Making Contact
Singles from Mechanix
  1. "Let It Rain"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Back into My Life" / "The Writer"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]

It was reissued in 1994 on Repertoire Records. The album was also reissued in 2009, remastered with an expanded booklet and bonus tracks.

Track listings

Side one
  1. "The Writer" (Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg, Neil Carter) – 4:12
  2. "Somethin' Else" (Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley) – 3:21
  3. "Back into My Life" (Pete Way, Mogg) – 4:59
  4. "You'll Get Love" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 3:10
  5. "Doing It All for You" (Way, Chapman, Carter, Mogg) – 5:02
Side two
  1. "We Belong to the Night" (Way, Carter, Mogg) – 3:57
  2. "Let It Rain" (Way, Carter, Mogg) – 4:01
  3. "Terri" (Chapman, Mogg) – 3:53
  4. "Feel It" (Way, Mogg) – 4:07
  5. "Dreaming" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:57
Japanese CD edition bonus track
  1. "Heel of a Stranger" (Way, Chapman, Carter, Mogg) – 4:05
2009 Digital Remastered edition bonus tracks
  1. "We Belong to the Night" (live in Oxford, 25 March 1983) - 4:34
  2. "Let It Rain" (live in Oxford, 25 March 1983) - 3:07
  3. "Doing It All for You" (soundcheck at The Birmingham Odeon, 26 March 1983) - 5:21





Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard 200[3] 82
UK Albums Chart[4] 8


Year Single Chart Position
1982 "The Writer" Mainstream Rock[5] 23
"Let It Rain" UK Singles Chart[6] 62


  1. "UFO Mechanix review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  2. Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 376. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. "Mechanix Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  4. "Mechanix The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  5. "Mechanix Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  6. "Let It Rain The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-28.
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