Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent

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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

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646591420
catalogNumber:
65914

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Nugent   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
Clayton   Cover Photo
Gary Graff   Liner Notes
Adrienne Alford   Tray Photo

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Ted Nugent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.