While Michael Schenker is nearly 60, he is still banging out thick riffs and soaring solos as if he were still that kid who made his bones with UFO and Scorpions in the early 70s. In recent years the legendary German guitar icon has been all over the map with his releases, but “Bridge the Gap” lives up to its name, and finds Schenker returning to his rock roots while still keeping a relevant foot in the now.
This marks the second album under the Temple of Rock banner. While the first had a varied parade of guests and performers, “Bridge the Gap” is a more cohesive piece with a set line-up, which includes former Scorpions bandmates, Francis Buchholz on bass and Herman Rarebell on drums. The two set the rhythmic foundation for the band and add stability to the project. Wayne Findlay (keyboards, guitar) adds depth to the line-up while vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen) brings just the right presence and delivery to each song to glue it all together.
Deluxe Edition – includes bonus track and digipak