Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever

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by Ted Nugent
     
 

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Despite becoming one of the rock's biggest concert attractions, Ted Nugent needed that one album and single that would break through in a big way, and the 1977 album and single of the same name, Cat Scratch Fever, did the trick. Cat Scratch Fever matched the focused ferocity of Nugent's excellent 1975 debut (due to singer Derek St. Holmes' re-entry intoSee more details below

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Despite becoming one of the rock's biggest concert attractions, Ted Nugent needed that one album and single that would break through in a big way, and the 1977 album and single of the same name, Cat Scratch Fever, did the trick. Cat Scratch Fever matched the focused ferocity of Nugent's excellent 1975 debut (due to singer Derek St. Holmes' re-entry into the band), featuring another first-rate set of brash hard rockers. While the title track is a certified classic anthem (the only solo Nugent single to crack the Top 30), other tracks are just as delightful, such as the oh-so-subtle "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang." Further standouts include such underrated compositions as "Live It Up," "Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard," and "Out of Control," plus the exquisitely melodic instrumental "Home Bound," which the Beastie Boys would sample on their 1992 mega-hit album Check Your Head (the track "The Biz vs. the Nuge"). A Top 20 release, Cat Scratch Fever was the last Nugent release to feature his original solo band (St. Holmes, along with bassist Rob Grange, left for good in 1978). And while he enjoyed further chart success with such titles as Weekend Warriors and Double Live Gonzo, many consider Cat Scratch Fever to be Nugent's finest hour. [Note: As with Nugent's other 1999 reissues, an insightful essay on this Nugent era by journalist Gary Graff is included, plus bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646591222
catalogNumber:
65912

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Nugent   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Montego Joe   Percussion
Boz Burrell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Cliff Davies   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rory Dodd   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rob Grange   Bass
Alan Spenner   Vocals,Background Vocals
Derek St. Holmes   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Werman   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ted Nugent   Arranger,Author
Cliff Davies   Arranger,Producer
Lew Futterman   Producer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Rob Grange   Arranger
Derek St. Holmes   Arranger
Wayne Tarnowski   Engineer
Tom Werman   Producer,Contributor
Mel Baister   Direction
Vic Anesini   Mastering
David Krebs   Direction
Steve Leber   Direction
Ron Pownall   Tray Photo
Jim Houghton   Cover Photo
Gary Graff   Liner Notes

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