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CD TED NUGENT ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK REVIEW

TED NUGENT


Ultralive Ballisticrock

FRONTIERS RECORDS

Release dates:

EUROPE: October 18th
NORTH AMERICA: October 22nd

 

 

GONZO'S STILL GOT IT

 

 


 
CD1: Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog.



CD2: Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo


 
DVD (Blu-Ray): Free For All; Stormtroopin; Wango Tango; Just What The Doctor Ordered; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Need You Bad; Turn It Up; Raw Dogs & War Hogs; Dog Eat Dog; Hey Baby; Fred Bear; I Still Believe; Motorcity Madhouse; Cat Scratch Fever; Stranglehold; Great White Buffalo.



DVD (Blu-Ray) bonus features: - "Spirit of the Wild" - "The Making of Ultralive Ballisticrock"


 
The legendary Motor City Mad Man Ted Nugent is someone who needs no introduction, seemingly past of Rock’s great plan since forever he’s amassed a huge body of work over the years and yet is still touring constantly and still delivering the goods.

 

On his latest "I Still Believe Tour" the show is as good as ever and with a line-up featuring Derek St. Holmes, the original vocalist & rhythm guitarist for the Ted Nugent Band from the 70' plus Greg Smith (ex-Rainbow) on bass and Dokken’s Mick Brown on drums, Nugent is in classic "Uncle Ted" form on this new Live 2CD/DVD release.

 

The latest “Ultralive Ballisticrock” DVD/CD release (catchy title huh?) is both a fitting memento of the last tour and a reminder, should we need it, that Ted is still very much alive and kicking. You get the songs you’d expect and to be honest though I’ve never been the greatest Ted fan theres’ so much great music here if you’re new to the man. Kicking off with a blast of ‘Free For All’; ‘Stormtroopin’ and ‘ Wango Tango’ you immediately lose yourself and by the time the classic ‘Great White Buffalo’ blows your ear-phones you are completely taken by the man and the legend that is Ted.

 

To be honest I’d recommend this to anyone who loves Ted and to anyone curious enough to see what we were listening to in the US in the seventies and eighties. The good news is that Ted’s still out there between hunting expeditions making a noise. ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ and the insanely titled ‘Wang Dang Sweet Poontang’ are still my favourites though. No matter what you think of Ted’s views on guns and politics he continues to rock like a (Motor City) madman.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD TED NUGENT ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK REVIEW 2013