Ted Nugent playing live in the Rockline studio 
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Mon May 29th, 1995
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Noble Savage (2001)
Full Bluntal Nugity (2001)
On The Edge/Over The Top (2000)
3 Pak: Ted Nugent / Cat Scratch / Free-For-All (1999)
Super Hits (1998)
Live At Hammersmith '79 (1997)
Ted Nugent
Before he went solo, Nugent played in The Amboy Dukes, the Detroit outfit best known for the trippy ’60s hit “Journey To the Center of the Mind.” They took the name from another band that had recently broken up, and that group in turn took the name from a 1947 novel by Irving Shulman (1913-1995), a prolific author whose many works include a notorious biography of Jean Harlow, the screenplay for Rebel Without a Cause and the novelization of the Broadway play West Side Story.

Shulman’s novel, The Amboy Dukes is set in post-WWII Brooklyn, and like so many of his other books revolves around disaffected youth. The opening scene takes place on a street corner in Brooklyn where three rival gangs -- The Bristol Friends, The Herzl Street Boys and The Amboy Dukes -- face off against one another.
Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent has been armed and dangerous for almost his entire life. He began bowhunting at the tender age of five, three years before he took up the guitar -- and those two implements would become the cornerstones of his career.

The self-proclaimed Motor City Madman is as vociferous in his support of gun ownership as he is in his pursuit of rock’n’roll. The earliest bands Nugent formed were in his hometown of Detroit, first The Royal High Boys, then the Lourdes, who gigged around town and landed opening slots for some high profile acts like the Supremes and the Beau Brummels. That band ended in 1968, when Nugent was 17 and his family relocated to Chicago. There he formed the Amboy Dukes.

Though that band lasted for ten years, the only hit it had was “Journey to the Center of the Mind.” It was only after the band broke up and Nugent launched his solo career that things took off. He toured heavily and made a name for himself with his colorful, outspoken views on politics and music. His first two solo albums did well, but the third release was the charm. Cat Scratch Fever went double platinum and for the rest of the ’70s Nugent would remain on top of his game.

The ’80s might have found Nugent’s rock’n’roll life slowing a bit (none of his ’80s releases made as much of an impact as those of the ’70s) but not his other interests. He served as a Michigan County deputy sheriff from 1980 to 1984 and became a popular speaker at various hunting, conservation and law enforcement organization meetings. He also became a regular voice on the airwaves in with a morning show on Detroit’s WWBR (102.7). He publishes Ted Nugent World Bowhunters Magazine and has written two books Blood Trails: The Truth About Bowhunting and God, Guns & Rock’n’Roll. Nugent joined Bob Coburn on Rockline for a chat in the fall of 2001 soon after the release of the live album Full Bluntal Nugity, and it was clear that Nugent is still as full of gusto as ever and the free ranging conversation veered from hunting to the terrorist attacks of that September.

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