Misdemeanor (UFO album)

Misdemeanor is the twelfth studio album by the British hard rock band UFO. After the disastrous tour supporting Making Contact, UFO disbanded, with Phil Mogg spending time in Los Angeles, where he contacted (through Mike Varney) guitarist Atomik Tommy M. Mogg decided to start a new band, involving the new American guitarist and Paul Gray, who had played bass guitar in the last UFO tour. The three of them recruited former UFO keyboard player Paul Raymond and drummer Robbie France and started writing new material. Chrysalis Records signed the new band as UFO and assigned experienced producer Nick Tauber for the recording process of a new album. France resigned before the recording started and was replaced by former Magnum drummer Jim Simpson.[4] Paul Raymond quit the band during their US tour in August 1986 and was replaced for the rest of the tour by David Jacobson.[5]

Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1985 (UK)
March 1986 (USA)
RecordedThe Manor Studio, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Netherlands
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerNick Tauber
UFO chronology
Making Contact
Ain't Misbehavin'
Singles from Misdemeanor
  1. "Night Run"
    Released: 1985
  2. "This Time" / "The Chase"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal3/10[2]
Kerrang! [3]

Track listing

Side one
  1. "This Time" (Paul Gray, Phil Mogg) — 4:36
  2. "One Heart" (Gray, Mogg, Tommy McClendon) - 4:09
  3. "Night Run" (Gray, Mogg, McClendon) - 4:32
  4. "The Only Ones" (Gray, Mogg) - 5:16
  5. "Meanstreets" (McClendon, Mogg) - 4:17
Side two
  1. "Name of Love" (McClendon, Mogg) - 4:37
  2. "Blue" (Gray, Mogg) — 5:18
  3. "Dream the Dream" (Paul Raymond, Mogg) - 4:32
  4. "Heaven's Gate" (McClendon, Mogg) - 4:15
  5. "Wreckless" (McClendon, Mogg) — 4:59
Japanese CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Night Run" (U.S. Remix) - 4:24
  2. "This Time" (U.S. Remix) - 4:39
  3. "Heaven's Gate" (U.S. Remix) - 4:15


  • Nick Tauber - producer
  • Jon Jacobs - engineer, mixing
  • Steve Lyon - assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman - remixing on tracks 1-3, 6, 7



Year Chart Position
1986 Billboard 200[6] 106
1985 UK Albums Chart[7] 74


Year Single Chart Position
1986 "Night Run" UK Singles Chart[8] 94
1986 "This Time" Billboard Mainstream Rock[9] 47


  1. Anderson, Jason. "UFO Misdemeanor review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  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. 377. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. Dickson, Dave (14 November 1985). "UFO 'Misdemeanor'". Kerrang!. 107. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 24.
  4. Putterford, Mark (31 October 1985). "Stand Up and Be Counted!". Kerrang!. 106. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. pp. 10–12.
  5. Chirazi, Stefan (7 August 1986). "Raymond Quits UFO". Kerrang!. 126. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 3.
  6. "Misdemeanor Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  7. "Misdemeanor The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  8. "Night Run The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
  9. "Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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