Ted Nugent Ted Nugent 200g 45rpm 2LP
200g 45 RPM Vinyl Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered For 45 RPM From Original Analog Master Tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling
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The best-sounding track - "Stranglehold" - has Side 1 all to itself! Cut at 45
RPM, spread over one whole side - UNBELIEVABLE SOUND! Stranglehold indeed!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound using legendary mastering engineer
George Marino's notes from his original mastering sessions with the original
Remastered by Smith in George's mixing room using Marino's VMS 80 lathe.
Self-titled album made Nugent and his gonzo guitar a rock icon!
"There was a moment, in 1975 to be exact, when Ted Nugent was taken very
seriously. As a musician. Before he decided to become whatever it is that he is
now. ... Let’s think back to 1975 when Ted was just a sex–crazed rock star who
made a killer self–titled debut solo record that has now been remastered and
reissued as a gatefold, by... Analogue Productions and Quality Record Pressings.
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. ... on Ted Nugent his guitar riffs were never sharper, his playing never
less indulgent. This is a record where even the inner cuts like 'Just What the
Doctor Ordered' and 'Queen of the Forest' were good to great." — Robert
Baird, Stereophile, May 2014.
The late and lauded mastering engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound mastered
and cut the original 1975 release of Ted Nugent. Almost 40 years later, after
some digging by George's protege, Ryan Smith, on behalf of this Analogue
Productions reissue — lo and behold — George's mastering notes resurfaced as
well as the original analog tape masters.
With the release of Ted Nugent, the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman and god of
gonzo guitar became not just a star, but one of rock 'n' roll's icons. The songs
"Motor City Madhouse" and "Just What The Doctor Ordered" would become two of
many of Ted's road anthems. These and the other 10 monster tracks on Ted Nugent
were clear evidence that Ted was an artist to be reckoned with.
Ted Nugent still likes to reflect back on what his critics were saying as he put
his band, the Amboy Dukes, to rest and started the next phase of his career—one
that would be under his own vision, his own direction and most importantly, his
"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."
The mention of Ted's name elicits different reactions from rock fans today in
different parts of the country. Nods of familiarity on both coasts, and clenched
fists and knowing grins in the vast Midwest and South. He's sold millions of
albums. Rock radio couldn't play enough of him — and neither could promoters,
who made him the hardest-working and top-grossing gunslinger of the mid- and
late-'70s. While most other rockers posed with their sleek Stratocasters and Les
Pauls, there was Nugent, whipping his mane of hair around his head as he cranked
out sound on his big Gibson Birdland, a hog of a guitar with rich, thick and
creamy tones — clearly not something to be trusted to amateurs. But in Nugent's
hands it screamed, squealed and cried, providing a vivid 3-D voice for the
monster crunch of "Stranglehold," the menacing stomp of "Stormtroopin" and the
fiery boogie of "Hey Baby," "Motor City Madhouse" and "Snakeskin Cowboys."
You'll hear this classic more clearly and vividly than ever before on this
reissue which was remastered 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. This 200-gram
vinyl beauty was pressed by Quality Record Pressings where it was plated for
vinyl by Gary Salstrom, QRP's master plating technician and general manager. The
power burned into these grooves is difficult to find anywhere else this side of
the Atlantic, and indeed it remains a rare commodity anywhere in the world.
As Ted himself proclaims: "If anyone wanted to know what rock 'n' roll was
all about, this is the only album they'll need."
• 45rpm 200g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Plated by Gary Salstrom & Pressed at QRP
• Mastered from original analog tapes
• Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound using legendary mastering engineer
George Marino's notes from his original mastering sessions
• Gatefold jacket
Ted Nugent, guitars, vocals, percussion
Derek St. Holmes, rhythm guitar, vocals
Rob Grange, bass
Cliff Davies, drums, vibes, vocals
2. Hey Baby
3. Just What the Doctor Ordered
1. Snakeskin Cowboys
2. Motor City Madhouse
1. Where Have You Been All My Life
2. You Make Me Feel Right At Home
3. Queen Of The Forest