Ted Nugent

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
After disintegrating the Amboy Dukes in the early '70s, Ted Nugent finally decided to strike out on his own as a solo star. Even without a recording contract, Nugent toured constantly, built up a fervent following, and created a smoking hard rock quartet with the help of singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange, and drummer Cliff Davies. The band's first release, 1975's Ted Nugent, is a prime slice of testosterone-heavy, raging, unapologetic rock & roll, and along with the band's 1977 release Cat Scratch Fever, it is Nugent's best solo studio album. While the grinding opening track, "Stranglehold," stretches beyond eight minutes and contains several ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
After disintegrating the Amboy Dukes in the early '70s, Ted Nugent finally decided to strike out on his own as a solo star. Even without a recording contract, Nugent toured constantly, built up a fervent following, and created a smoking hard rock quartet with the help of singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange, and drummer Cliff Davies. The band's first release, 1975's Ted Nugent, is a prime slice of testosterone-heavy, raging, unapologetic rock & roll, and along with the band's 1977 release Cat Scratch Fever, it is Nugent's best solo studio album. While the grinding opening track, "Stranglehold," stretches beyond eight minutes and contains several extended, fiery-hot guitar leads, it does not come off as your typical '70s overindulgent fare -- every single note counts, as Nugent wails away as if his life depended on it. Other Nuge classics include "Motor City Madhouse," plus the St. Holmes-sung "Hey Baby" and "Just What the Doctor Ordered," all eventually becoming arena staples and making the band one of the late-'70s top concert draws. Additional highlights are the unexpected breezy jazz ballad "You Make Me Feel Right at Home," plus the untamed rockers "Stormtroopin'" and "Queen of the Forest." Nugent himself hails Ted Nugent as his best work, and with good reason. It's an essential hard rock classic. [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: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646591444
  • Catalog Number: 65914

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ted Nugent Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Cliff Davies Drums, Vocals, Vibes
Rob Grange Bass
Steve McRay Keyboards
Derek St. Holmes Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Brian Staffeld Percussion
Tom Werman Percussion
Technical Credits
Bruce Dickinson Reissue Producer
Ted Nugent Arranger, Author
Lew Futterman Producer
Derek St. Holmes Arranger
Tom Werman Producer
Anthony Reale Engineer, Remixing
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
Al Clayton Cover Photo
Gary Graff Liner Notes
Adrienne Alford Tray Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Essential ''Hard Rock'' Album

    Attempting to categorize Rock music into neat little cubbyholes can be difficult. Ted Nugent's self titled album fits neatly into the ''hard rock'' folder and is essential for fans of the genre. ''Ted Nugent'' is far superior to any of the Motor City Madman's other titles, not to mention puts anything fellow Motown rock pretenders ''Kiss'' ever did to shame.

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