The Essential Ted Nugent

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Essential Ted Nugent falls short of its billing for a couple of reasons. First of all, even if the sound is very good, there are no liner notes -- just shots of Ted doing his guitar face on-stage, plus pictures of his Epic albums. Second, this concentrates just on his Epic recordings, without dipping into the Amboy Dukes, while also ignoring latter-day recordings for other labels, including his manly tribute to the great hunter, "Fred Bear" if you live in Michigan, where you can't go a day in hunting season without hearing this song, you know this is a crucial omission. So, what do you get? A double-disc collection of Ted the "wildman" at his peak -- which ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Essential Ted Nugent falls short of its billing for a couple of reasons. First of all, even if the sound is very good, there are no liner notes -- just shots of Ted doing his guitar face on-stage, plus pictures of his Epic albums. Second, this concentrates just on his Epic recordings, without dipping into the Amboy Dukes, while also ignoring latter-day recordings for other labels, including his manly tribute to the great hunter, "Fred Bear" if you live in Michigan, where you can't go a day in hunting season without hearing this song, you know this is a crucial omission. So, what do you get? A double-disc collection of Ted the "wildman" at his peak -- which is good for those who just want the prime and the prime only, but it's a bit much for those who just want hits. As far as music goes, it's pretty good, since it does have those basic hits, but it's still a bit much and it could have been produced with a bit more care.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2010
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886977866623
  • Catalog Number: 778666
  • Sales rank: 26,701

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stranglehold (8:22)
  2. 2 Stormtroopin' (3:09)
  3. 3 Hey Baby (4:01)
  4. 4 Just What the Doctor Ordered (3:45)
  5. 5 Snakeskin Cowboys (4:34)
  6. 6 Motor City Madhouse (4:33)
  7. 7 Where Have You Been All My Life (4:04)
  8. 8 Free-For-All (3:22)
  9. 9 Dog Eat Dog (4:03)
  10. 10 Writing On the Wall (7:11)
  11. 11 Turn It Up (3:38)
  12. 12 Street Rats (3:37)
  13. 13 Hammerdown (4:09)
  14. 14 Cat Scratch Fever (3:39)
  15. 15 Wang Dang Sweet Poontang (3:16)
  16. 16 Death By Misadventure (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Out of Control (3:27)
  2. 2 Live It Up (4:00)
  3. 3 Homebound (4:44)
  4. 4 Need You Bad (4:19)
  5. 5 Weekend Warriors (3:08)
  6. 6 Smokescreen (4:14)
  7. 7 Paralyzed (4:11)
  8. 8 Take It or Leave It (4:08)
  9. 9 State of Shock (3:23)
  10. 10 Snake Charmer (3:20)
  11. 11 Wango Tango (4:51)
  12. 12 Scream Dream (3:19)
  13. 13 Jailbait (5:20)
  14. 14 Yank Me Crank Me (4:35)
  15. 15 The Flying Lip Lock (4:11)
  16. 16 Baby, Please Don't Go (5:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ted Nugent Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Big Joe Williams Composer
Ted Nugent Composer
Ric Browde Producer
Cliff Davies Producer
Lew Futterman Producer
Derek St. Holmes Composer
Tom Werman Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
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