Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes - Survival of the Fittest Live (1971)

Το άλμπουμ αυτό ηχογραφήθηκε της 31 Ιουλίου και 1 Αυγούστου του 1970 στο Eastowne Theatre στο Detroit και είναι ουσιαστικά το 2ο Lp σαν Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes στην Polydor πλέον. Ας ξεχάσουμε τους ψυχεδελικούς Amboy Dukes που ξέραμε αφού εδώ είναι με καθαρά rock προσανατολισμούς. Εκτιμώ ότι την «ροκιά» την έχουμε όλοι μέσα μας, συνεπώς…"Slidin' On".

Recorded live at The Eastowne Theater in Detroit, MI, July 31 and August 1, 1970. This is prime slab of Nugent. It is quite clear what was happening with the Amboy Dukes at this point. If the new name "Ted Nugent AND the Amboy Dukes" doesn't give you a clue, the outrageous guitar antics on the live platter will. Steve Farmer is long gone from here, and only Andy Solomon and Ted Nugent remain from the "original" band who had a big hit with "Journey to the Center of the Mind" a couple of years before this concert was recorded. It was obviously the Ted Nugent show gearing up to become one of the biggest heavy metal concert draws of the '70s and early '80s. The 21-minute-and-20-second epic "Prodigal Man," written by Nugent and sung by keyboardist Andy Solomon features a solo by each of the musicians in the band, with 'ol Uncle Ted finishing things up with some of the aforementioned outrageous guitar antics. Papa's Will" is a stinkin' heavy song and riff.

More info about the story of "Survival of the Fittest Live" ….here.

Rob Ruzga Bass
Andy Solomon Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Bryan Dombrowski Engineer
Rob Grange Bass
K.J. Knight Drums, Vocals
Ted Nugent Bass, Guitar, Producer, Main Performer, Vocals, Percussion

1. "Survival of the Fittest" (instrumental) (6:16)
2. "Rattle My Snake" (3:05)
3. "Mr. Jones' Hanging Party" (4:48)
4. "Papa's Will" (9:05)
5. "Slidin' On" (3:04)
6. "Prodigal Man" (21:11)


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Anonymous said...

parakalo ena repost!! eucharisto! ubique