Great Metal Albums of 1978: Ted Nugent- Weekend Warriors
The media has made a lot about Ted Nugent’s politics recently and yes, he does love to slag off the president, but to me that doesn’t matter. I don’t agree with his politics and if he wants to be a spokesman for the NRA, then let him. None of this will stop him from listening to his music and reflecting on how he totally kicked ass when I saw him live twice back in the 80s. Furthermore, if I did lean more to the right in my political beliefs, I wouldn’t stop watching Morgan Freeman films just because he endorses Obama.
Enough of that, the 1978 “Weekend Warriors” album is one of the reasons why I like Ted Nugent so much. This was the first album to convince me that an album didn’t need a hit single to be good. The one single from this album, “Need You Bad” only got to 82 in the singles charts and I definitely don’t remember it being played on that little AM clock radio of mine. However, the entire album contains a steady stream of good songs which demonstrates Ted Nugent doing what he does best with a guitar. Every track does it for me here.
1. Need You Bad
2. One Woman
3. I Got the Feelin’
5. Venom Soup
7. Weekend Warriors
9. Good Friends and a Bottle of Wine
10. Name Your Poison
Ted Nugent- guitars, lead vocals
Charlie Huhn- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar on “One Woman”
John Sauter- bass
Cliff Davies- drums, percussion, backing vocals
For me, Ted Nugent was heavy metal back in 1978. I was still riding on the wave of “Cat Scratch Fever” and this album just further cemented in my mind his place in metal. Memory flashback, I am now reminding myself of the time when Ted Nugent hosted the late night “Midnight Special” show on which was the first time I had encountered AC/DC as they were guests on it. In 1978, that would have been a magnificent concert.
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