Ted Nugent Blasts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘Embarrassing Denial of Historical and Current Truth’
'Ask Ted Nugent', a blog on Guitar World's website, gives people the chance to learn from the gonzo one. He gives advice to those seeking the word on all things guitar, occasionally sprinkled with, big surprise, hunting and politics.
In a recent posting, a self described 49-year-old beginner asked the ever so vague question "Have any advice for me?" to which Ted replied with astute profundity " Well, hell, son -- jam till ya blowup is always the best route. Absorb all things Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, Cream, Beck, SRV, EVH, Motown, James Brown, Booker T and the MGs, etc., etc., etc., play along till ya can't stand it no mo."
Actually, that's about half the answer from the Motor City Madman, who can apparently type as fast as he talks. He does wrap up with one important bit of advice: "DO NOT LEARN SCALES! Make up your own. Improvise, adapt, overwhelm. Semitones are sonic sex."
Aren't you glad you asked?!
Another reader asked if Uncle Ted ever used overdubs on his live albums, in this case Nugent's 1978 'Double Live Gonzo'. Pulling back his bow and arrow, Ted fired back with "100 percent live. Truly a moment in time. Killer band. The only overdub on the entire LP was my re-doing the bass on "Baby Please Don't Go," due to technical distortions on the original bass track. Then I screamed a few new vocal yelps too. That's it."
Asked why he's not in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Ted replies "I am unable to back off critical issues and play brain-dead politically correct games so that fools can continue their embarrassing denial of historical and current truth and evidence. Real music lovers increase their love for my music as my absolutism and ballsiness increases."
So, if you have any questions for Mr. Ted, write him c/o Guitar World, check him out at his official website or call Governor Rick Perry...he'll know how to reach him.