Ted Nugent (guitars, percussion, vocals), Derek St. Holmes (rhythm guitar, vocals), Rob Grange (bass), Cliff Davies (drums, vibes, vocals)
Quality Records : LP 200 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
A1 - Stranglehold
A2 - Stormtroopin'
A3 - Hey Baby
A4 - Just What the Doctor Ordered
B1 - Snakeskin Cowboys
B2 - Motor City Madhouse
B3 - Where Have You Been All My Life
B4 - You Make Me Feel Right At Home
B5 - Queen of the Forest
Recorded in 1975 at The Sound Pit in Atlanta, Georgia.
After disintegrating the Amboy Dukes in the early '70s, Ted Nugent finally decided to strike out on his own as a solo star. Even without a recording contract, Nugent toured constantly, built up a fervent following, and created a smoking hard rock quartet with the help of singer/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, bassist Rob Grange, and drummer Cliff Davies. The band's first release, 1975's Ted Nugent, is a prime slice of testosterone-heavy, raging, unapologetic rock & roll, and along with the band's 1977 release Cat Scratch Fever, it is Nugent's best solo studio album. While the grinding opening track, "Stranglehold," stretches beyond eight minutes and contains several extended, fiery-hot guitar leads, it does not come off as your typical '70s overindulgent fare -- every single note counts, as Nugent wails away as if his life depended on it. Other Nuge classics include "Motor City Madhouse," plus the St. Holmes-sung "Hey Baby" and "Just What the Doctor Ordered," all eventually becoming arena staples and making the band one of the late-'70s top concert draws. Additional highlights are the unexpected breezy jazz ballad "You Make Me Feel Right at Home," plus the untamed rockers "Stormtroopin'" and "Queen of the Forest." Nugent himself hails Ted Nugent as his best work, and with good reason. It's an essential hard rock classic.
This Classic Records LP was remastered by Ryan Smith at AcousTech from the original analogue master tapes, using pure analogue components only through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at RTI.