Ted Nugent has shown eirself to really be a renaissance person, whether it be through eir radio show or through eir voluminous music career. While â€œMotor City Mayhemâ€ may not show bits and pieces of eir radio show, I feel that Nugentâ€™s tremendous charisma comes through on this release. This is due to the fact that Eagle Rock has crafted one of the best live recordings that I have ever heard; aside from allowing the vocals to be at a clarity level that is similar to a studio recording , the mixdown ensures that the instrumentation on all of Nugentâ€™s tracks here are not lost.
For those that want to know the nitty gritty of what is to be heard (and seen, if you buy the Blu-Ray release of this title), one need only tune in to the delightfully intense version of the â€œStar Spangled Bannerâ€ that begins the musical part of the first disc. The eleven songs on the first disc have a number of high tracks, whether it be a killer version of â€œWango Tangoâ€ further bolstered by a â€œFree For Allâ€ that had the crowd going absolutely nuts. Later tracks on the first half of this release, whether it be â€œLove Grenadeâ€ or â€œHonky Tonkâ€, will keep listeners focused in on Nugentâ€™s own unique brand of rock. The choice of tracks for the beginning of the second half of this concert shows care, as it blends tracks comprising the whole of Nugentâ€™s career rather than focusing in on a specific set of years.
Nugent fans of all ages will be familiar with the trilogy of songs that come up towards the ending of this release, as ey launches into â€œCat Scratch Feverâ€, â€œStrangleholdâ€, and â€œGreat White Buffaloâ€. Nugent has made it through 6,000 performances, and I have a good feeling that eir will be able to tack on another 4,000 or so to bring that total up to 10,000. Show the Nuge that there is a reason to make it to that number by buying this title; â€œMotor City Mayhemâ€ is a stellar life effort.
Top Tracks: Dog Eat Dog, Jenny Take A Ride
Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem â€“ 6,000th Concert / 2009 Eagle Rock / Minutes / http://www.tednugent.com / http://www.eagle-rock.com