Ted Nugent has been in the news lately. The Raptor began story boarding this thread about two months ago and it was going to be built around Nugent's continued development as a political icon to be re coned with in The Great State of Michigan. Nugent has been crafting a post rock icon personality as a 2nd Amendment Activist and has hinted that he is planning a run for the U S Senate. Here is a pic of Nugent along with Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, Significant Others visiting the White House by invitation from President Donald Trump.
Nugent hasn't always been this respectable. Way back in the 70's Ted Nugent sowed his chops as a Rock Icon, coming on strong with a self titled debut studio album in 1976.
According to the back of the album jacket...
"The mention of Ted Nugent’s name has different reactions from rock fans in different parts of the country – nods of familiarity on both coasts and clenched fists and knowing grins in the vast Midwest and South.
Ted’s no-nonsense approach to the electric guitar – i.e. one guitar, eight Fender speaker cabinets and no toys in between to mess up the signal – has long been a trademark in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Atlanta, where he headlines big halls, but we here on the East Coast and our Pacific friends have been missing out on something very important; Ted Nugent is most probably the only legit metal guitar showman America has spawned in the face of the British onslaught; and Ted has been ripping apart concert halls as long as any of them.
We feel this is Ted’s finest recording by far. The power burned into these grooves is difficult to find anywhere else this side of the Atlantic, and indeed a rare commodity anywhere in the world. So, turn it up, New York and Los Angeles and discover Ted Nugent – the energy source that the heartland has been using all along"
1976 – Ted Nugent’s First Album – Notable songs – Stranglehold, Stormtroopin’, Snakeskin Cowboys
A few years later, Nugent came out with his ultimate Album, Cat Scratch Fever and the Album Jacket had Nugent's classic look....
Conservatives Pols who are the base of The Republican Party are falling all over themselves sounding the horns of proclamation on Nugent's personality as a Real American. Along with former Governor Palin and Kid Rock, these folks are poised to represent The GOP in the years to come as politicians like President Trump, Mitch McConnell and Orin Hatch fade into the sunset.
The Raptor does not know Nugent except for what I have heard him sing out on his albums. Maybe his act is what it is and he is actually a serious man. It should be noted that Nugent's concerts are legendary and The Raptor can recall attending a show here in Erie, PA in the early 80's with the now deceased "K". Nugent wowed the crowd with his athletic performance and at one point he harpooned a prop of a White Buffalo with a burning arrow. The Raptor was impressed.
The Raptor has always had a spot in the rotation to listen to these old classic albums but, with that being said, The Raptor does not see a window to accept the new Ted Nugent as a voice of reason in the United States Senate. After all, he has come out on record as calling President Barack Obama a "mongrel" He talks like a crazy man and he looks like he could be crazy. The Raptor refers to this development as The Republican Gift That Keeps On Giving. Many thanks GOP you make this easy