Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 33692
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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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

180-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!

"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 201. Read the whole review. http://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 180-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."


Side A
1. Stranglehold
2. Stormtroopin'
3. Hey Baby
4. Just What The Doctor Ordered

Side B
1. Snakeskin Cowboys
2. Motor City Madhouse
3. Where Have You Been All My Life
4. You Make Me Feel Right At Home
5. Queen Of The Forest

Customer Reviews (4.67 Stars) 12 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 07/06/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Aaron
I've never been a Ted Nugent fan, and don't listen to a lot of rock at home (prefer the car for that), but based on the other reviews, I took a chance on this record, and wow, it's really amazing, one of my best sounding albums of any genre. Wish all my records sounded this good. Highly recommended!

This is how it Should sound!!

posted on 06/04/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Tom
Let’s not go overboard on the sound, lol. It’s great! But it’s as great as it’s Supposed to sound! No more, no less. Records are supposed to sound this good, that’s why we listen to them. That being said, the pressing is very nice. I Did have a slight warp on my copy, but thankfully it doesn’t affect the sound. Nice pressing and I love the gatefold with lyrics. Nice touch. No need to spend the extra 20 bucks on the 45 rpm version cuz they sound Almost identical. Overall I’m happy with it

Holy s**t!!

posted on 01/22/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
New releases being kind of slow lately, I came across this and said why not? I used to love this when I was 16. The reviews are pretty much raves. I am blown away by this record. It's so great to hear this 45 years later in jaw dropping SQ. What an inspired choice for an all out high quality reissue. I always felt this was THE Ted Nugent album, and it holds up really well! This is straight ahead balls to the wall out of control rock and roll and it's never sounded better.The sound literally jumps out of the speakers begging to be turned up LOUD. And it doesn't fall apart when cranked. Pressing was immaculate, and the gatefold was a great touch. Extremely well done, don't hesitate.

Fantastic mastering

posted on 03/31/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jim
This indeed sounds awesome. The bass is super powerful and dynamic. Great atmosphere. This is definitely worth the asking price.

Audiophile Nuge???

posted on 01/25/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: wownflutter
When I think of the better sounding rock albums, Nugent is not even on my radar. So, how good could this really be? All I can say is, it's shocking how good this sounds. Compared to my clean copy of this lp, this is miles ahead. 5 stars all the way.

Pure Gonzo Power!

posted on 01/13/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Franco Cognolato
Just an outstanding body of straight ahead organic unpasteurized hard driving honest rock. A remarkable sonic sounding record. Just buy it.


posted on 08/02/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Johnny Blanco
If only all vinyl records could be made this way. Stunning sound and beautifully packaged. A great cut of music back in 1975 has been re-produced to perfection......so cat scratch fever next.

Insane, End Of The Road Sound!

posted on 05/24/2014
5 Stars
The sound coming from my speakers as a result of this slab of vinyl....is ridiculous. If you are to have only one recording by Ted Nugent, this is the one to have. The work that was done on this by AP is astonishing. I never would have believed that this would become my best "sounding" new vinyl ever. It is unbelievable in every way.


posted on 05/13/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: SUPERBEE

The Prime Manipulator Of High Energy Rock N' Roll

posted on 05/06/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: John C.
Sit back and be prepared for the music and awesome sound quality to take control. Ted is now playing live in your room. This album has been begging for a quality reissue. Well wait no longer. The original vinyl was for the most part pressed on crummy 70's reground vinyl with mediocre sound and neither CD issues were satisfactory. That's all changed now. Top notch sound on excellent quiet vinyl pressed by QRP. And now the ablum has a gatefold with song lyrics that wasn't part of the original issue. This is a hit out of the ballpark. I'm gonna buy the upcoming SACD too. Well done Chad!

Motor City Madness!

posted on 05/05/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cory
This is the best this music has ever sounded! Thank you Analogue Productions and QRP for the great job you did with this classic. Please keep the rock and roll coming!

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