Ted Nugent Ted Nugent on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Also Available on 200g LP
From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to solo classics like "Stranglehold" and "Cat Scratch Fever," Damn Yankees chartbuster "High Enough," and cult classic "Fred Bear,” Ted Nugent’s no-holds barred career has spanned an uncompromising five rewarding decades.
Ted Nugent's first solo outing followed the end of the Amboy Dukes and months of hardcore touring that had established him as an ax-man to be reckoned with. Many fans regard his 1975 self-titled solo debut, featuring singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange and drummer Cliff Davies, as one of the best studio albums of Ted's heralded career.
More than 35 years later, The Nuge still likes to reflect back on what his critics were saying as he put the Amboy Dukes to rest and started the next phase of his career, one that would be under his own direction and, most importantly, under his own name. "I remember some of the more creative writers of the ilk claimed it would be the final nail in my coffin - quote, unquote," Nugent says with a redemptive laugh. "I knew better."
With the release of Ted Nugent in 1975, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of gonzo guitar became not just a star but one of rock 'n' roll's icons. With radio playing the hell out of the eight-and-a-half minute opus “Stranglehold” and “Hey Baby,” Ted Nugent vaulted into the Billboard Top 30, quickly went gold and eventually sold more than two million copies.
He soon became known as the hardest-working and top-grossing gunslinger of the mid- and late-'70s, equaled for excitement only by mighty peers such as Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. For T-shirted kids who worked hard all day and wanted their rock 'n' roll to blow their hair back and pound their eardrums through their skulls, Nugent was, as the song says, "Just What The Doctor Ordered."
This new Hybrid SACD edition of Ted Nugent's solo debut from Analogue Productions has been mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound using George Marino's notes from the original mastering sessions. Compatible with all CD and SACD players.
Ted Nugent Ted Nugent Track Listing:
3. Hey Baby
4. Just What the Doctor Ordered
5. Snakeskin Cowboys
6. Motor City Madhouse
7. Where Have You Been All My Life
8. You Make Me Feel Right At Home
9. Queen of the Forest