He's actually quite a nice guy. He'll do more charity work for kids, cops, military members, etc in a week then most of us will do in an entire lifetime.
He's blunt and honest and won't hold back if you ask his opinion.
How many anti-drug, anti-alcohol rock stars do you hear about?
I agree. Ted pissing and pooping his pants, or whatever unhygienic steps he took, to dodge Vietnam makes his "gung-ho" mantra feel inauthentic and a bit embarrassing to say the least.I'm a fan of Ted's music. But I have a real hard time getting past his political views. Just seems to me that if you poop your pants to get out of going to war when you're a young man, maybe you shouldn't turn into a gun toting war cheerleader when you're an old man?
Do you know how many times he's stated that he made that up to mess with the reporter?I agree. Ted pissing and pooping his pants, or whatever unhygienic steps he took, to dodge Vietnam makes his "gung-ho" mantra feel inauthentic and a bit embarrassing to say the least.
Same. I agree with a lot of the stuff Hank says. Maybe not everything but he's a smart guy who's well-read and incredibly well-traveled so at the least I respect anything that he says. Plus he was in Black Flag and, with respect to Ted, I'll take Black Flag over any Nugent record any day.Henry is one dude I can actually stand listening to when he's talking and when he's singing. Uncle Ted, not so much.
I always thought he was at least reasonably intelligent as far as his music goes and especially in his ability to manufacture and market an image, he most certainly hit a home run with that. The whole "madman" image is pure clever.I agree. And when you see him discussing politics with someone, it seems many are surprised that he is intelligent & can give his reasons for his beliefs. He can be a bit over-the-top, but he always has been. Musically as well as politically. He likes to take the less serious road. His "Wang-Dang" doesn't lead to "Doodle."
The guy is an awesome player in my book. Master of feedback manipulation. Writes killer riffs. I love his lead phrasing. Lots of Ted leads I can't imagine anyone else playing; the phrasing & note choice are so "him."
Funny, I don't know if I've ever listed him in my top 5 for any polls/lists, but thinking about it, he's definitely been an influence. Feedback grew to be part of "my" sound, and in a big part because of him. "Cat Scratch Fever" was one of the first songs I learned. And "Great White Buffalo" was my holy grail song for a while, the one I was determined to learn & play well.
If you've never seen him live, do it. It's hard to not have fun at a Ted show.
I saw him open for Bad Co in '96 and he tore it up!Ted's music was ubiquitous when I was a teen in the 70s, and I was a big fan of the first two records. Saw Ted opening for Bad Company in '76 - he really destroyed the headliners that night! And even though I disagree with almost everything he stands for, I still find it hard not to like Ted as a human being. I appreciate his humor, bravado, outspokenness and "let the chips fall where they may" style.