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Old 08-16-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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I never cared for anything else Nugent did, but I still think that "Journey to the Center of the Mind" is a cool tune. At least that one qualifies The Amboy Dukes mention in the R&R HOF as a "One-Hit Wonder".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCR3GSXGFc4
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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I never cared for anything else Nugent did, but I still think that "Journey to the Center of the Mind" is a cool tune. At least that one qualifies The Amboy Dukes mention in the R&R HOF as a "One-Hit Wonder".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCR3GSXGFc4
"Journey to the Center of the Mind" - a song about being on drugs. Nugent wrote the music, but not the lyrics, and the lyrics carried that song.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:11 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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I am not a fan of Nugent or his politics, but it is political.

How can talent be the issue? Some of the most mediocre musicians in history are in the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame. Is Journey really more talented than Ted Nugent? Is Heart? Is Steve Miller? Is Chicago? Is Green Day? Is Hall and Oates? Is Abba? Heck, how about Crosby himself, who hasn't written a good song in 47 years? This is a long list of mediocrity, enshrined in some bogus hall that is supposed to celebrate innovation and influence in rock music.

I wouldn't enshrine Nugent in anything either, but his resume at least holds up to any of those named above. He has a 50-year career; his first group had one of the more memorable psychedelic hits of the 60's, he was one of the trailblazers of the Detroit rock scene (which was a major scene), he had five big platinum albums in the 1970's as a solo act, he still gets plenty of airplay on classic rock stations. He is exactly the kind of mediocre, 1970's dinosaur that epitomizes rock music to the Hall of Fame. It is pretty hard to say Heart or Journey were any more talented; however, talent is one criteria that the Hall does not consider when inducting acts. It is all based on sales, friendship with Rolling Stone magazine, and Jann Wenner's hopelessly stodgy, out-of-touch-since-1971 tastes.

As for it being "political", I don't mean it is a vast left-wing conspiracy. I mean Nugent's public remarks have most likely offended Wenner, who calls the shots at the Hall. So that's it, Nugent is out. Wenner is famously very sensitive.

funny, I apparently live in a different universe than you
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Quick - name as many Ted Nugent songs as you can.
Stranglehold has to be the first song to come to mind, as well as other classics from the first solo album, like Motor City Madhouse and Just What the Doctor Ordered.

Wasn't Mr. Crosby inducted into the hall of fame, based on his participation in groups (Byrds, CSN/Y) vs his talent as a solo artist?
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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I just think it's great he's giving the finger to the whole process. Now he's running a hunting gig and could care less.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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David Crosby has no time for Ted Nugent whining that he hasnít been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of his conservative politics.

After the Trump-supporting rocker told a radio station that he thinks heís been excluded from the Hall because of his outspoken support for the National Rifle Association, Crosby offered a different explanation, the Daily News reported.

David Crosby: Talent keeping Ted Nugent out of Hall of Fame
Ted is a good guitarist with one great song - Sranglehold. That does not make a hall of fame career....sorry. The HOF is reserved for the best of the best, Ted falls short.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Quick - name as many Ted Nugent songs as you can.

I can only come up with Cat Scratch Fever, Little Miss Dangerous, and Fred Bear. The last one I know because they play it non-stop every November - the start of regular firearm deer hunting season.

And I grew up in Michigan during Ted Nugent's supposed "Golden Era".

Two and a half mediocre songs don't get you into any Hall of Fame.

This one is his best, IMO



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c3d7QgZr7g
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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"Crazy on You" and "Barracuda" worked for Heart.
These are the only 2 songs you know from Heart? Were you alive in the 1970's and 1980's?
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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Ted is a good guitarist...
That's funny...Ted Nugent describes his guitar play as "greasy". I don't know of any other good guitarist who would use that word to describe his or her talent.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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To be honest, I only know Stranglehold because Ted Nugent almost always played a few bars of it during local Detroit radio interviews. I don't believe I've actually heard it all the way through. The songs that I mentioned were ones I know only because they get occasional airplay on the local classic rock radio station...and, as I pointed out, one is quite seasonal.

Bing Crosby had a Christmas season song, Ted Nugent has a deer hunting season song.
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