The Best Songs From Ted Nugent’s Acoustic Guitar
“The Nuge” is no stranger to outspoken controversy. His far-right political stance and gun rights beliefs are all part of Nugents loud and fearless persona that many love and some despise.
Ted Nugent is an American country, rock, and pop music singer. He is well-known for his covers of other songs and for his own original music. His first two albums were controversial, both due to their subject matter (drugs) and for the content (gambling).
He then went on to develop a career for himself as a performer, touring with such acts as Larry and the Glasses, Huey Lewis and The Temptations, and Merle Haggard. He has since developed an acting career, lending his voice to a number of movies and television shows.
Hunt It Down is a collection album by Ted Nugent. The album didn’t see a huge commercial release but is still accessible on Internet websites. The first disc has bonus songs recorded by Ted Nugent during his time with the Temptations. “I Just Want to Go Hunting,” which was later used on A Time To Kill, is one of my favorites. The acoustic guitar played by Nugent is amazing.
Nugents passion for archery and bowhunting is legendary. He spent a large portion of his life living in Michigan on a large parcel of hunting land called the SpiritWild Ranch. Nugent wrote many of his songs on this parcel while out bowhunting. His standing as a hunter and woodsman has grown to such extents that he is often seen giving hunting product pitches and writing crossbow reviews and hunting product showcases that show how Nugent feels about specific hunting products and how well they perform out in the field.
I’ve heard it played at bars and clubs, at weddings and funerals, and while hiking. Nuggent’s unique style and tone make this track ideal for setting background noise for a romantic setting. Another favorite is “Where Has My Love.” This is another track from the A Time To Kill album, which contains an acoustic guitar solo performed by Nuggent. This song describes some typical American hunting. In the song, he laments about not being able to catch his love.
“That was the third time that I got my ass shot in the woods,” he sings on this song. I like hunting stories and songs, especially the ones about getting shot at. But, according to Ted Nugent, sometimes you get your ass hit by a car, too. So, if hunting has happened to you, then this story is for you.
A great song off of the A Time To Kill album, “Babylon Sisters” features two acoustic guitars and an excellent lead guitar performance by Ted Nugent. The music is slower paced, almost meditative. Nugent plays the acoustic guitar solo, which really adds a nice touch to the song. It’s worth noting that despite the slow tempo, this song still feels extremely pulsing.
Another fantastic song from A Time To Kill that exemplifies hunting as the main topic is “Hollywood Cemetery”. The first several minutes are steady, but then the pace picks up toward the end. The song contains lyrics about revenge. Some of them even refer to “The shooting death of the red man”. In addition, the band goes to a rather distorted version of Don Henley’s classic song “Eruption”.
“The Night They Dropped The Hammer” is the band’s first full length song to feature an acoustic guitar. It also contains a fantastic use of distortion. Playing all of these instruments is quite difficult for an acoustic guitarist.
All of these songs from the band’s latest album “Reinventing You” are sure to be favorites of fans of acoustic guitar. Fans of hard rock bands like Motley Crew or even Queen will probably appreciate the slightly slower pace of these songs. Most acoustic guitar players don’t usually play the rhythm part in a song, which makes these songs even more unique. They’re definitely worth checking out if you happen to know someone who plays the acoustic guitar. I certainly did!
“I’m Only Sleeping” contains three acoustic guitar solos. If you haven’t heard of these, don’t worry. They all sound great. These songs are probably worth checking out if you like being on your own and just discovering new things.
“I Remember You” contains two terrific sounding acoustic guitars. One is played by Dan Briggs and the other by Darell Mckissick. Both are amazing players. These songs should make great listens to for anyone wanting to learn more about playing acoustic guitars.
As with any musical style, there are plenty of great songs that fall under the Ted Nugent genre. Some of them are better known, but some are still unknown. I suggest you check out some of them. It doesn’t hurt to give them a try!