Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by blownirocz, Jan 28, 2012.
Greg Arama played that, IIRC.
Well, whether he was trying to mess with somebody or now revising his own history to align with his current gung-ho persona, he got himself out of going to Vietnam by some deliberate means. Perhaps someone can enlighten us with what he really did to dodge the draft?
That entire DVD simply rocks. Uncle Ted plays a variety of styles and I can look past his politics and enjoy the music.
Ted was a college student during the draft and was classified 2-S (Student).
He was never drafted and that story he made up was simply his off-beat humor.
Man I wore my cassette of Penetrator out in high school. I always liked Ted, and his persona is to me no different than Toby Keith, Gene Simmons or Marilyn Manson. A persona designed to sell tickets.
Someone said he got out of going to veitnam by taking a crap in his pants making him look like he's insane.
No disrespect, but your comment suggests you don't know much about Ted Nugent.
excerpt from News Hound................
It's well known that Nugent claims to have gone to great lengths to flunk his Draft Board physical. What's not so well-known is that he got a student deferment at the same time he was touring with his rock band, putting in an average of 300 shows a year. How was he going to school and touring that much at the same time?
But that hasnt stopped Nugent from insisting that if he HAD served, he would have been one big mofo soldier. As the Rutland Herald reported, Here's what Nugent said he would have done if he went to Vietnam:
if I would have gone over there, I'd have been killed, or I'd have killed, or I'd kill all the hippies in the foxholes
I would have killed everybody," he told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published July 15, 1990." The Herald also noted that Nugents efforts to avoid the draft make President Bush look like a war hero.
(Nugent claims) that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment.
None taken. By your comment, this must mean that you feel you do know much about him. By knowing him well, do you feel his created persona is all just a big act? If it is, and the ignorant, misogynistic, bigoted, racist things he says is all for "show", then that's fine, everyone is entitled, but keep in mind that many people admire Ted for the things he says and feel it resonates with them.
I give him mega respect for playing a mean guitar and having a generally insane guitar-playing rock and roll attitude on stage. I cannot give him much respect for the things he says because I don't agree with much of it and can't honestly discern when/if he's being him self or being Uncle Ted.
Ted could take to heart the sound advice of FZ.
Ted is awesome.
So the Motor City Madman Talks the Talk but doesnt really Walk the Walk...no surprise there...often the ones with the biggest mouths are the biggest hypocrates (bad spell)
That said I live his playing...definitely a great guitar player imo...I just cant stomach his opinions, even the ones I agree with!
not really a ted/classic rock ran, but that is a killer sounding live video!
PS: killer vocals on that as well!! who is it?
I did my 4 years in the service during Vietnam. There were plenty of ways to serve without getting into the war. I was Coast Guard. Like Nugent's music. Just don't care to listen to him run his mouth about what a bad ass he is.
Probably the same way Jim Morrison got a student deferment while wandering Venice Beach. Register for classes. Either quit attending or never attend classes. Repeat as necessary.
Agreed, He was a HUGE influence on my playing when i was just starting out and is still a great player but his act is growing old.....and for criminy sakes you'd think a guy with his success would be able to afford proper fitting dentures......
And he no longer wears a loin cloth, thank God!
I really don't think it is for show. He has been incredibly consistent in his opinion for his entire career. I think he believes every single word he spouts and spews
Never been a big fan of his music or anything related to him, though as a 5150/6505 user I find it odd he uses them. He isn't a metalhead AFAIK
I agree, he's very consistent and it comes from his heart. He is so spontaneous, his convictions roll off his tongue without a moment of thought.
Many times he's bizarre, but is an advocate for what he believes in. Agree or not, his enthusiasm is second to none for all that he does.