Udo Dirkschneider reveals his choices for Accept’s best album and U.D.O.’s most important one

Udo Dirkschneider reveals his choices for Accept’s best album and U.D.O.’s most important one

Current U.D.O. and Dirkschneider frontman Udo Dirkschneider was recently interviewed by Marcelo Vieira for Brazil’s Marcelo Vieira Music. The former Accept singer was promoting his new covers album My Way, which was released via Atomic Fire Records on April 22, 2022.

Udo Dirkschneider was asked which album that he has recorded is the most perfect synthesis of himself as an artist, to which he replied (as translated from Portuguese to English by Marcelo Vieira with slight edits):

“You cannot only mention one (laughs), for Accept, I will always say for me the best album, where we found the sound and the direction definitely for me is still “Breaker”, and with U.D.O., the most important album was “Faceless World”. That was for me an album where I did some different stuff, and I was using keyboards and stuff. So that was for me an important album, but now let’s say, of course, the last one, “Game Over”, but I think also “Steelfactory” is a good one.”

In terms of the Animal House album that was released in 1987, Udo Dirkschneider indicated: “Yeah, after the “Russian Roulette” album. But at this time they decided to be more, I don’t know, Bon Jovi or whatever, and yeah, then they said ‘Yeah, you can leave and blah blah blah.’ So for me, it was good to have this, let’s say in this way. It’s a very good album. If you get fired of your own band, I was not left leaving Accept, they fired me, that’s the truth. I would not say ‘Ok, bye bye, I want to go” and they want to do some different stuff, but I was lucky to have all these songs and for me everything was coming directly. I was on an European Tour. I was on an American tour with Guns N’ Roses and Lita Ford, so for me everything worked perfectly, but the rest is history. It was a long time ago.”

You can read the interview with Udo Dirkschneider in the Portuguese language at Marcelo Vieira Music‘s website.