| September 1983|
MSG and Louis Austin
Hard rock, Heavy metal
| Ridge Farm Studios, Dorking
Townhouse Studios, London, UK|
Rock Will Never Die
Michael Schenker, Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group albums, Hard rock albums
Built to Destroy is the fourth album by the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). Gary Barden returned to the group on vocals following the departure of Graham Bonnet amidst tensions with Michael Schenker. This was the band's final studio album prior to their disbanding, and Schenker moving on to form the McAuley Schenker Group with vocalist Robin McAuley. New material released under the Michael Schenker Group name would not appear for over a decade.
The song "Captain Nemo" is the theme song for Eddie Trunk's radio shows Friday Night Rocks on WAXQ and Trunk Nation on XM Radio's Hair Nation Channel.
The 2009 EMI's Remaster CD includes both UK and US mixes of all songs (18 tracks) with the UK ones listed first. The original title "Walk the Stage", then to be changed to "Rock Will Never Die", on this remaster is listed as "Rock Will Never Die (Walk the Stage)".
The song "Walk the Stage" has various name changes for different releases:
Built to Destroy: "Walk the Stage" (UK), "Rock Will Never Die" (US and worldwide); Rock Will Never Die (LP): "Rock Will Never Die"; Rock Will Never Die (VHS): "Dream On";Band members
Gary Barden - vocals
Michael Schenker - guitar
Chris Glen - bass
Andy Nye - keyboards
Ted McKenna - drums
Derek St. Holmes sings the lead vocals on the track "I'm Gonna Make You Mine", and also sings the verses on the American Remix of "Still Love That Little Devil", Gary Barden sings both verses and chorus on the UK Mix
Producer - MSG & Louis Austin
Recorded and mixed at - Ridge Farm studios, Dorking
Engineer - Louis (The Jacket Racket) Austin
Cover concept - Michael Schenker
Art direction - John Pasche
Cover photos - John Shaw
Cover model - Caroline Dodd
Inner sleeve photography - Brian Aris
Bonus tracks remixed at the Record Plant, New York City by Jack Douglas
José Luis Campuzano, credited as co-writer of "Red Sky", is the bassist and singer of the Spanish heavy metal band Baron Rojo. He is also known as "Sherpa".
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