Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by blownirocz, Jan 28, 2012.
That's one of the things I appreciate about Ted as we both have that in common.
Ted Nugent's guitar playing is definitely in the bed rock of what became heavy metal and even punk rock, the latter maybe more than people realize especially considering the persona and his latter political advocacy. Nugent played hard, heavy and fast when that was kind of a new thing. These things are pretty impressive.
Journey Into the Center of the Mind
Great White Buffalo
Baby Please Don't Go
Cat Scratch Fever
Double Live Gonzo
I think while Nugent could still play (and still can), he kind of blew it with his ego and blowing up the St. Holmes band and I haven't really liked much else he ever did.
Outside of that, I think he is a total nut.
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?
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 dont like anything he did after Double Live Gonzo. The other day in my record store someone brought in a buch of classic rock live albums. DLG , Judas Priest Unleashed in the East,UFO Stangers in the Night, KISS Alive, Foghat Live. I deceided to give them all a spin and relive my high school days. I was surprised to find that DLG sounded the best to my ears. Its the one that for me held up the most. The guitar playing and tone are outrageous. If you havent listend to that album in a while do yourself a favor and check it out.
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.
He still plays a mean guitar though. Can't deny that.
damn Uncle Ted can still rip it up. Derek sounded awesome too, I think his voice sounds better now than on the original album cut.
I will definitely admit to being a 10 year old with a tennis racket in my hands jumping up and down on the bed doing the Wango Tango, sure. Very ballsy rocker that Ted is!
Do you know how many times he's stated that he made that up to mess with the reporter?
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.
I got a kick out of watching this interview. Cool show too.
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.
It is when he opens his mouth and starts talking that I question his intelligence and sanity.
It is very admirable that he is monogamous and doesn't try to play up some perverted lifestyle or super pothead image or all the other crap that use to be popular for musicians to do (and still seems to be). That is indeed a breath of fresh air in the contrived world of "rock superstardom theater".
There was a period when Ted sort of fell back into the woodwork but as it turned out, he was in the woodshed. This is a great album, some of his best guitar work and Brian Howe is fantastic.
Ted rocks ! Great showman .
If I stopped listening to artists with whom I don't agree politically, I'd have about three albums in my play list.
I saw him open for Bad Co in '96 and he tore it up!
I can't believe anyone took it any other way. What a gag.
Does anybody know who played bass on "Center of the Mind"? That is amazing!
I think Ted is great. I don't listen to him much anymore but he still rocks and makes me laugh. Agree with him or not the man loves his country.....and I should stop there. Haha