Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

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AAPP 33692-45
UPC: 753088336973
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45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

45 RPM  

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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!

Gatefold jacket!

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound using legendary mastering engineer George Marino's notes from his original mastering sessions with the original analog tapes!

Remastered by Smith in George's mixing room using Marino's VMS 80 lathe

200-gram vinyl plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, the world's finest LP maker!

Self-titled album made Nugent and his gonzo guitar a rock icon!

Praise for the 33 1/3 RPM version

"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 Chad Kassem’s 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. Read the whole review. https://www.stereophile.com/content/billion-dollar-babies

We were fortunate with this one. Fortunate you say? How so? Well for starters, 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 own name.

"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."

We feel this is Ted's finest recording by far. And here, you'll hear this classic more clearly and vividly than ever before. This reissue was remastered by 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.. Then this 200-gram vinyl beauty was pressed by Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's finest LPs, 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."

 



1. Stranglehold
2. Stormtroopin'
3. Hey Baby
4. Just What The Doctor Ordered
5. Snakeskin Cowboys
6. Motor City Madhouse
7. Where Have You Been All My Life
8. You Make Me Feel Right At Home
9. Queen Of The Forest

Customer Reviews (4.80 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

WOW. Native Detroiter blown away!

posted on 05/15/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike F.
As a native Detroiter and Ted fan I have a 1st pressing and have listened to this album 200+ times-this pressing just blows it away! I can't believe what I'm hearing! It's a revelation! A+++! Buy it if you like rock n' roll!


Organic unpasteurized hard Rockin Ted

posted on 04/23/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Franco Cognolato
Top drawer clean,translucent detailed,dynamic and very quiet vinyl.. A killer recording Buy this you will be delighted.


Nugent on the more mellow side

posted on 01/09/2019
4 Stars
Reviewer: Ronny
Since I never had the Ted Nugent original, I was not expecting a more subdued album when compared to the Double Live Gonzo album. It's true that this album has focus, well defined voices and drums along with a high quality audiophile soundstage. Ted's wild screaming along with his wild screaming guitar is not on this album, if that's what you are looking for.


The BEST NUGENT ALBUM THE BEST RECORDING....EVER

posted on 08/20/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: MICK
If you like this LP then in my opinion, this LP is WELL WORTH THE investment! I have the Acoustic Sounds 33 1/3 and a WLP and nothing even comes close. This LP has IMAGING, and transparently I have never heard before! Guitar playing is razor sharp! Derek St. Holmes vocals sounds crystal clear and dead center between the speakers. If you like this LP this is as good as it is going to get audiophiles!


... best ever ...

posted on 07/12/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: André
This is the best version of this record you could ever dreamed of. This is the one! Stranglehold never sounded better, ... never!!! I think that Ted himself never heard this song in such a quality :-) This edition is a reference pressing in every way. If you think .... should I buy it?, ... simple answer: --> Buy it as soon as possible!


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