In this thread we praise the music of Ted Nugent

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  1. Powderfinger

    Powderfinger Gold Supporting Member

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    Not as a human being (thread would be locked before you know it). Or as a lyricist. But as a badass guitar player, singer, and purveyor of straight-forward, nasty, guitar-based rock. Some of his songs sound like punk rock to me. (That's a compliment). They don't make it like this anymore.
     
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  2. Heinz57Pep

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    This thread will go well.

    But, sticking to your requested direction, he can indeed play the hell out of a guitar.
     
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    Love him/Hate him... he does take total command of his instrument when he takes the stage. He does what he does VERY well. I happen to love uncle Teds aural assault. :D
     
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    i'm in. i like playing some of the older stuff. stranglehold, homebound, scream dream, dog eat dog, heads will roll, wango tango are some of the songs i play when i whip out my guitar to practice my full frontal nugity. some days i just wanna rock, and i don't feel like thinkin
     
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    He partially relieved my of my left eardrum at the Boston Garden in the '70s.

    This may prove to be a short thread, but the Nuge kept many a party alive back in the day and is OK by me.
     
  6. Neer

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    Best thing about him was Derek St. Holmes.
     
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    Nugent is one of those artists who make it just about impossible to separate his persona from his music. I'm able to do that to varying degrees with other musicians, but Ted...the persona part FAR overshadows the rest.
     
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    What.......what,......sorry, crickets ringing in my ears 25-years after seeing Nugent play his arena gear setup in a theatre of about 1,500. What...
     
  9. Stike

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    I had the band at my wedding reception learn Cat Scratch Fever and I played it with them just to horrify my new in laws. I will always and forever sit in the car until Stranglehold is done when it comes on the radio. If I see Ted talking on TV I can't change the channel fast enough. See, it is possible to enjoy the music of someone you don't agree with.
     
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    Incorrect.
     
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    I'd say, Correct!
     
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    I hear so much of his style in the NWOBHM, have any of those guys ever cited him as an influence?
     
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    I think they are inseparable. In a lot of ways his ahem,,music, is much like his persona. Rough, angry and **** disturbing. However, in neither the case of his music...or his personal life, has he been able to bring much legitimacy. IMO, of course.
     
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    Not that I know of but I was presently surprised to see Ian Mackaye declare his love for the Nuge in the D.C. episode of the Sonic Highways series.
     
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    Only Chuck Norris kicks more ass than Stranglehold :dude
     
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    Love me some Nuge. Even the Penetrator album that a lot folks say was his worst effort. Thunder Thighs, Lean Mean Rock and Roll Machine, and Go down fighting are some of my favorite Uncle Ted tunes.

     
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    Hehe, one of my favorite moments growing up was going to the roller skating rink. And the absolute highlight was when they would play Wango Tango! Everybody would just start cranking it up a few notches faster & faster. It was awesome!!! For whatever reason at the time flannel shirts were even more popular than after grunge came out in the 90's.

    Oh, and if you've never jumped on your bed with a tennis racket in your hands miming the guitar parts to Free for All, you ain't lived!
     
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    I saw him open up for Kiss back in '96 or '97 when they reunited in makeup for the first time. His playing was so good, and the performance was outstanding. He had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand.

    ...And then in between songs, he opened his mouth.

    ...And wouldn't shut it.

    SMH.....
     
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