Ted Nugent Albums Ranked

Theodore Anthony Nugent born December 13, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and conservative political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock. After dissolving the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career. Nugent is known for his Gibson Byrdland, his bluesy and frenzied guitar playing and his energetic live shows. Despite possessing a distinctive, wide-ranging singing voice, Nugent recorded and toured with other singers during much of his early solo career, including Derek St. Holmes, Brian Howe, and Meat Loaf.. In the late 80s and early 90s he was part of the supergroup Damn Yankees.
In later years, Nugent drew attention for his outspoken conservative political views, as well as his strident advocacy of hunting and gun ownership rights. He is a board member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the Republican Party. He has made a number of controversial and threatening statements against advocates of gun control; in one case, the Secret Service investigated him based on comments about President Barack Obama.
Here are all of Ted Nugent’s albums ranked.

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10. Motor City Mayhem (2009)

“There is never any hint of holding back when it comes to gone-gonzo guitarist Ted “Don’t Tread On Me” Nugent. Ted is a one-man wrecking ball in the high-stakes game of rock ‘n’ fucking roll. All-American Uncle Ted feeds off of life, liberty and the pursuit of kickin’ maximum ass each and every time he takes the stage. Throughout the entire set ol’ Ted proudly preaches the virtues of freedom, spirit, and independence, as evident on the closing combination of “Great White Buffalo” and “Fred Bear”. The on-target performance sends one-and-all back home knowing the armed ‘n’ ready Nooge gave 100% each ‘n’ every minute from the boards..”

9. State Of Shock (1979)

“By the time the ’70’s rolled to a close, Ted Nugent was reaching deep to come up with anything new. State Of Shock simply covers all the bases that the loud ‘n’ proud “Motor City Madman” had previously crossed.  Earlier recordings from the vine swingin’ Nuge were delivered with more venom than SOS. State Of Shock sounds like ol’ Uncle Ted wrote these songs in his sleep. The well had run dry for the big game hard rock hunter, who once dealt out hammers such as “Stranglehold”, “Great White Buffalo”, “Free For All”, “Snakeskin Cowboys” and “Cat Scratch Fever”.”

8. Craveman (2002)

“This has a few inane songs like every one of Uncle Ted’s albums but I really like listening to this one.  So many people say Ted plays the guitar like a baseball bat but I have always respected his abilities with the axe.  He will always be the Master Blaster and he shows why with songs like “Klstrphnky” and “Rawdogs and Warhogs”.  But he also shows on “Earthtones” that he knows what a melody can sound like.  This is not vintage Ted Nugent from 30 years ago, but hey, it still sounds good to me!”

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7. Great Gonzos! The Best Of Ted Nugent (1981)

“It baffles me that Great White Buffalo was not included on this compilation, even as a bonus track on the re-release, considering it was one of his biggest songs. Yet they chose to include some tracks that really shouldn’t even be considered “best of” material. But then again, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a best-of collection that didn’t fail in this respect. Omit crucial tracks that everyone wants to hear, yet include tracks that aren’t really necessary.”

6. Free-For-All (1976)

“Ted Nugent rode the momentum of his strong self-titled solo LP from 1975 with the release of Free-for-All in 1976. ’76 featured a glut of kick ass hard rock albums, which included Aerosmith unleashing Rocks, Led Zeppelin pushing out Presence, and Thin Lizzy letting loose Jailbreak. Despite the stiff competition, the Motor City Madman counter-punched with the furious Free-for-All.

5. Scream Dream (1980)

“There had always been something outrageously manic about Ted Nugent both in terms of musical style and looks. A cross between Peter Stringfellow and Worzel Gummidge with a playing technique that gave Lennon’s famous cry of “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” new meaning, Nugent was rightly known as the madman of rock. But listening to “Wango Tango” for the first time I really thought the decibels had finally melted his synapses. It is quite simply crazy but, at the same time funny, skilful and totally irresistible – a masterpiece of deranged energy.”

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4. Spirit Of The Wild (1995)

“Uncle Ted grabs Derek St. Holmes, his trusty Gibson and a healthy dose of self-reference to create the follow-up to Cat Scratch Fever that we wanted but didn’t get back in 1978.  The gritty melodies return along with the growling guitar  and (did we mention) Derek St. Holmes – replacing the Nuge’s increasing reliance on sophomoric humour novelties, generic vocalists and the neutered (gasp!) guitar tone of the latter Epic and fully regrettable Atlantic ‘eighties.  Spirit of the Wild is authentic to the degree that we think it shoulda been released on cassette for immediate playing in our Camaro.”

3. Cat Scratch Fever (1977)

“Not quite as good as Free-For-All but still very good and solid album. This was my intro to Ted Nugent and his music, I still love every song on this album. After this album I bought his 1975 debut and Free-All-All and a couple of his albums with the Amboy Dukes and continued to buy the ones after this release for several years but the quality of his work was nowhere near as good as his first 3 solo albums.”

2. Double Live Gonzo! (1978)

“Terrible Ted delivers, if you don’t believe Ted Nugent is one of the best Guitarists of all time just listen, and you will. The Nuge was way too impatient for The Amboy Dukes, this is a man full of fire that wants to take over the world, and with Double Live Gonzo he did. There’s not a song here that isn’t a masterpiece of Guitar. The apex however is Ted going absolutely fucking insane version of Great White Buffalo, his Guitar could solder the Moon to Mars on that track.”

1. Ted Nugent (1975)

“The pace is so intense and aggressive that Ted Nugent rivals a vicious weather pattern. Ol’ Uncle Ted sets the serious storm system in motion with raging six-string prowess throughout his killer debut solo effort. If you can’t handle fierce guitar work, then get out of the fucking way and lay low, as Hurricane Nooge will level all in his path with an onslaught of devastating distortion, righteous riffs, lasting licks, hot hooks, choice chops, lethal leads and furious feedback from his trusty Gibson and Marshall set-up. The one ‘n’ only Motor City Madman is in it for the kill… and kill he will.”