Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day the Ted Nugent Way

Looking for some last-minute romantic advice?

Guitar-wielding rock and roll hero Ted Nugent is here to save the day, pulling out his bow and arrow and playing cupid with this personalized Valentine's Day playlist offering a little bit of tenderness, a healthy dose of soul, a spark of electricity, and more than enough of the Motor City Madman's jackhammer riffs to either spice up the night, or make unworthy mates take flight:

1 - Howlin' Wolf "Wang Dang Doodle"
2 - Cheap Trick "The Flame"
3 - AC/DC "Whole Lotta Rosie"
4 - Ted Nugent "Wango Tango"
5 - Percy Sledge "When A Man Loves A Woman"
6 - Otis Redding "I've Been Lovin' You Too Long"
7 - Foreigner "Feels Like The First Time"
8 - Ted Nugent "My Love Is Like A Tire Iron"
9 - The Rolling Stones "Brown Sugar"
10 - Ted Nugent "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang"

I only have one complaint, but it's a big one - Where in the name of Bo Diddley is the sexiest guitar song ever written?

Don't worry Uncle Ted, I've got your back... Here's a Valentine's Day soundtrack of my own:

1 - Ted Nugent "Stranglehold"
(set on "repeat")

No disrespect to Otis, Percy, or Mick's flappin' lips, but if "Strangehold" doesn't do it for you, nothing will.

That's a fact, Jack, look it up!

It trembles with power, bleeds with soul, and sends a squeal through the speakers that will make the woman, man or animal of your dreams blush, coo and cry, and that's all before the track breaks off into instrumental overdrive at 2:35, ripping one's insides asunder before gently returning them to planet Earth four minutes later.

"Stranglehold" is eight minutes, twenty-three seconds of carnal lust and spiritual fury, a rock and roll arrow straight through the spine of Valentine's Day.

Want it to feel like the first time? "Stranglehold" feels like the first time, the last time, and every time in between. And then some.

What's more romantic than that?

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Official Ted Nugent Website

Click here for an archived review of Ted Nugent's 06.15.08 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.

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