200g 45RPM 2LP-Set Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound Using Engineer George Marino's Notes from His Original Mastering Sessions
Nuge Classic "Stranglehold" Has Side 1 All To Itself!
Ted Nugent's first solo outing followed in the massive wake of the Amboy Dukes and months of hardcore touring which had established him as an ax-man to be reckoned with. Issued in 1975 and featuring singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange and drummer Cliff Davies, critics and fans alike consider it to be the finest studio album of The Nuge's no-holds barred career.
The release of Ted Nugent saw the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of gonzo guitar become a bonafide rock 'n' roll star. With radio playing the hell out of the eight-and-a-half minute opus "Stranglehold" and "Hey Baby," while "Motor City Madhouse" and "Just What The Doctor Ordered" became beloved road anthems, the album vaulted into the Billboard Top 30, quickly went gold and eventually sold more than two million copies. As Ted himself said, "If anyone wanted to know what rock 'n' roll was all about, this is the only album they'll need."
This reissue was remastered from the original master tapes by Ryan Smith in the late George Marino's mixing room at Sterling Sound using Marino's VMS 80 lathe and an ATR 102 tape machine modified by Mike Spitz – the only one of its kind in the world. Plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed at Quality Record Pressing, the never sounding better album was cut at 200g 45rpm 2LP with the Nugent classic "Stranglehold" taking up the entirety of Side 1.
"Let's think back to 1975 when Ted was just a sex – crazed rock star who made a killer self–titled debut solo record...While his songwriting interests have never really changed, these were the best takes on all those ideas that Nugent would from this point on build his career on...his guitar riffs were never sharper, his playing never less indulgent." – Robert Baird, Stereophile
• 200g 45rpm 2LP-set from Analogue Production
• "Stranglehold" has Side 1 all to itself
• Mastered from the original master tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound using engineer George Marino's notes from his original mastering sessions
• Remastered by Smith in Marino's mixing room using his VMS 80 lathe
• Plated by Gary Salstrom & pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Gatefold packaging