This time around I wanted to share a couple of my favorite European bands that get almost no attention here in the U.S. First off, from their ’05 album “Lipservice” comes Switzerland’s Gotthard with “Lift U Up”. These guys have been releasing albums for 17 years and are considered one of the biggest bands in Europe.
Next comes the Poodles, who just released their third album “Clash of the Elements” which is absolutely amazing. “Streets of Fire” comes from their second album “Sweet Trade”. While they haven’t been around as long as Gotthard, these Swedes could be huge if given the chance.
One year ago, the Motor City Madman performed his 6000th concert, and as a result is celebrating this mind boggling accomplishment with a double live CD that is sure to please the huge legion of Ted Nugent and hard rock fans out there.
Nugent has been performing live since 1967. That is over 146 shows per year for 41 years. No artist has been delivering as much rock over the years at Ted Nugent.
The band backing up Ted in this live show is Greg Smith on bass, and “Wild” Mick Brown (from Dokken) on the drums. Uncle Ted showcases his incredible guitar work. He still delivers the goods at the ripe young age of 59 (now 60).
For this 6000th live celebration of music, Ted brought along some pretty cool guest starts that were quite important to his career including Derek St. Holmes (the original singer of the Nugent classics “Stranglehold,” “Hey Baby,” and “Dog Eat Dog”), Johnny Bee Badanjek (drummer for Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels). All of the Nugent classic hits are accounted for on this CD, as well as some new tunes from Ted’s most recent CD, “Love Grendade”.
The energy of this live show carries over onto the CD well. The sound quality and the music are great. This show sounds like it was a lot of fun. It makes me wish I would have made the trip to Detroit to see this concert. If anything, this CD made me realize what I have been missing out on when Ted Nugent plays live. I will definitely catch Ted the next time he comes around to Cincinnati.
Don’t miss out on a CD that captures one of the top live events of 2008! This disc is essential for all Ted Nugent fans!
You can purchase your copy of Motor City Mayhem at this link.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Ted Nugent Intro
2. Star Spangled Banner
3. Motor City Madhouse
4. Wango Tango
5. Free For All
7. Dog Eat Dog
8. Need You Bad
9. Weekend Warrior
10. Love Grenade
11. Honky Tonk
1. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
2. Bo Diddley/Lay With Me
3. Baby Please Don’t Go
4. Geronimo And Me
5. Jenny Take A Ride
6. Soul Man
7. Hey Baby
8. Cat Scratch Fever
10. Great White Buffalo
11. Fred Bear
I stumbled upon this trash metal band, Turbulence by accident, but immediately took a liking too them after listen to a couple of their songs on myspace.
Check out their video clip, “Weakest Link” below.