Ted Nugent may be a conservative gun-toting Republican womanizer who has impressively managed to create an outdoor sports and hunting empire for himself—while still finding the time to lambaste animal rights activists and drug and alcohol users—but that doesn’t mean the Motor City Madman doesn’t still put on a good show. We’re talking about the same multi-platinum guitar icon with the one-time Tarzan persona who recorded “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Jailbait,” as well as “Wango Tango” and “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” back in the sleazy ’70s and ’80s. He’s still the same old Nuge, just hiding behind a grizzled beard and a mossy camo cowboy hat with overly curved side brims. Even exceptionally vocal, politically insensitive celebrities can still churn out ultra high-energy, pure Motor City rhythm and blues and rock’n’roll, it’s just a question of whether or not a new generation of listeners has the stones to hammer down and head into the danger zone. And no, we’re not talking about a PETA conference filled with animal rights freaks with their lies and scams! We’re talkin’ a gen-u-ine star spangled, whammy barred, NRA-approved, Fox News coverage-worthy, Whackmaster camo rock’n’roll show. Gitcha some beef jerky and a crossbow by July 21, and you’re officially ready to get Nugentized.
Mon., July 21, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2014