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Ted Nugent

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Theodore Anthony “Ted” Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (aka “The Nuge”, “Motor City Madman”, “Uncle Ted”, or just plain Ted) is a guitarist and from Detroit, Michigan that has performed for over four decades. He originally gained fame as a guitarist for the The Amboy Dukes, a band best known for their hit “Journey To the Center of Your Mind”. In the , he went solo and had a string of bestselling albums with hits including “Stranglehold”, “Free for All”, “Dog Eat Dog”, “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” and, perhaps his best known song, “Cat Scratch Fever”. He’s also a notable public commentator for various right-wing social and political causes, especially gun rights.

He got his start around 1965 when, as a teenager living in Chicago inspired by contemporary , he formed the first version of The Amboy Dukes. The name harks back to a somewhat infamous exploitation novel of the time. When Nugent went back to his Michigan roots in 1967, he assembled what would be the classic line-up of the Dukes, and they built a reputation as a raucous group. Their 1968 album Journey to the Center of the Mind, the title track blasting into the top 20, brought the band national stardom, but they would become bogged down in inter-group conflicts that left the Nuge the sole constant member.

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  • mahgeneration

    A complete madman when it comes to politics and everything outside of music, but he's made some really great tunes! [2]

    26 Jul 8:34pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    V two excuses for not bringing politics into music.....until he does ...... should you be doing this ?.....as he does'nt use these shoutboxes,or his music, as a political forum then why do you ? where ever he does make his views then that's where you should challenge them......or your in danger of being worse than he is ..........

    14 Jul 5:25pm Reply
  • deathstar461

    horrible excuse for a human being, adequate musician.

    7 Jun 5:29pm Reply
  • sahnehering

    Another example that being a good musician does not keep you from being a fascist turd.

    30 May 9:07am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Ted Nugent

    2 May 10:42am Reply
  • MattyFlac

    The Spirit!

    19 Apr 11:33pm Reply
  • dechrizzle

    riff master regardless of how you feel.

    7 Apr 1:49pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    hell yeah !!

    5 Apr 11:49am Reply
  • Oferthrash

    he now well [2]

    4 Apr 1:50am Reply
  • JohnnyMath

    Ted Nugent is such an asshole The only thing he now well is how to make music.

    30 Mar 4:35pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    самый первый альбом был весьма и весьма неплох, все, что выходило дальше - жуткое говно

    20 Mar 1:15pm Reply
  • HushSettleDown

    I don't agree much with his music, but I do agree a lot with his politics [2]

    12 Mar 8:39pm Reply
  • Fantria

    tool

    2 Mar 3:55pm Reply
  • CDPETE01

    cat scratch fever ..I can safely say I havant listened to before,in fact no Ted Nugent before today,but boy wasnt that a good album,back soon for more.

    24 Feb 10:18pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    @ofertrash are you sure he has a parrot that has parasites and you agree with it ? i need to know more !!!!

    24 Feb 9:48pm Reply
  • thebroadcast

    Uncle Teddy and Jesse Ventura for President and Vice President in 2016 ! Now that I have got to see. Hey Uncle Ted, you could do a weekly Rock Wrestling Concert Address ! WoW !

    23 Feb 4:30am Reply
  • Oferthrash

    I don't agree much with his music, but I do agree a lot with his politics, hehe

    19 Feb 7:26am Reply
  • Steambull

    Double Live Gonzo! is the perfect blueprint for a raw rock 'n' roll live album. Probably his best album, too.

    13 Feb 4:58pm Reply
  • promisedeyes

    A complete madman when it comes to politics and everything outside of music, but he's made some really great tunes!

    24 Jan 11:07am Reply
  • bobo9390

    he's a talented guy, but it seriously baffles me if he is against pot legalization as abfdrumz post seemed to imply. Stranglehold is one of the most essential burn ride anthems ever.

    13 Jan 4:46am Reply
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