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Tornado Troy G.
Reviewed on 8/16/2009...
I remember this album from my early years in the 70s, I was only 10 or so, my uncle Fred had the 8 track in the car and I recorded it, to cassette via the play through speaker method. It turned out great and that's why I like my uncle Ted!
from FAIRFAX, VA
Reviewed on 4/19/2007...
same cover but not the remastered version
Back into the world of the Nuge!!
Hoosier Boy | Muncie, Indiana | 12/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a Junior in high school when Ted released this album and being into "hard rock" at the time, you know, Aerosmith and groups of their ilk ;-) I had to pick it up. I had of course already heard "Cat Scratch" on the radio and loved it but had no idea how blown away I was going to be by the rest of the album (I keep wanting to say CD). At 17 years old, of course I was tickled by the sexuality of "Cat Scratch" and "Wang Dang". The next 2 tracks were pretty typical Ted with a hint of the Amboy Dukes but "Home Bound" really struck me with the hard driving rhythm and the great riffs. The BEST song Ted has ever recorded (in my opinion) is track 6, "Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard". I can still remember when that fast, cascading rhythm guitar intro hit, I broke into goosebumps. I had never heard anything like that in my life! Then the lead kicks in and doesn't dissapoint. The vocals kick in and you realize this song has substance, a workin' man's song (I lived on a farm, so I knew what work was at 17). The hooks and key changes in the chorus just top the song off and make it the most well crafted Nugent song of all time. It's a shame this song never charted but I think most hard core Nugent fans will smile when you mention this song to them. As for the rest of the record, it's great...but he could have played Beethoven's 5th after track 6 and I would have still rated this one as the best of all time! I saw Ted live 3 times in the next year or so and those shows still rate up there among the best performances I've ever witnessed. Now at 42, I'm stocking my CD collection with a lot of the older stuff I liked as a kid. When this showed up, I immediately skipped to track 6 and re-lived that exhilerating experience all over again, cruising down the Interstate at about 90! It was awesome!!"