Pete Way The Solo Albums and The Plot Vs Damage Control CD Boxsets Review20th September 2022
Sadly on the 14th August 2020, legendary bass player Pete Way (UFO, Waysted, Ozzy Osbourne and Fastway) sadly passed away. He may be gone from this physical plane, however he did leave behind a stonking musical legacy and these 2 box sets prove that.
Firstly there’s his solo albums. This box encompasses his recordings from 2000 -2004 and features 3CDs of genre defying music. There’s a whole disc of acoustic tracks which features not only covers of Fats Domino (If You Need Me)and John Lennon (Working Class Hero) but also his time with Waysted (Heaven Tonight). This CD is the icing on the cake as this is Pete Way bearing his soul. This set shows what a songwriter and musician he truly was. From the studio (Amphetamine), the live (Alive in Cleveland) to the aforementioned acoustic album is a must have.
The second collection is The Plot vs Damage Control ft. Pete Way & Michael Schenker: 2003-2009, 3CD Box Set. This box set is ridiculously good as it also features Chris Slade (AC/DC) and The Queireboys’ Spike. The Plot and Damage Control are 2 very different bands. The Plot are more hard rock in nature whereas Damage Control is much more blues orientated. Both albums are the canines dangly bits in their own right but again it’s the 3rd disc that’s the prize.After parting ways with Spike, Pete Way and Robin George decided to share vocal duties and produced a selection of recordins that are, at times, other worldly.
Both sets are worthy of a purchase especially if you’re as fan of UFO, Michael Schenker and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.