Monday, May 29, 2006

Ted Nugent: Off his rocker?

Ted Nugent: Off his rocker?
We take a break. Nugent sits by a small amp and plays tunes by Chuck Berry and Jimmy Reed. Though he's sometimes derided as a circus act, watching him close up it's not hard to understand why people have likened him to Jimi Hendrix, or how John Peel came to call "Cat Scratch Fever" the best rock single of its year. His decision to restrict his berserk talent to heavy rock has undoubtedly masked his virtuosity. Not that this bothers Ted. "GOD SENT ME HERE TO MAKE SURE THESE LICKS CAME OFF OF A GUITAR. THEY ARE PERFECT. THEY ARE FUCKING PHENOMENAL."

He wants to run for the Governer's office in Michigan in 2010.

Awesome. Not for his politics - I find his professed politics a tad extreme. But my, it would be entertaining.

The aritcle is worth reading for the 'oh my gracious' attitude of the reporter. As if P.J. O'Rourke took a hard left and became a Limey.

Nugent is not known for his intuitive connection to his feminine side; he arrives wearing a camouflage cowboy hat, his shorts supported by a belt housing a Glock revolver. I don't, at this stage, notice the .22 which he will discharge in 45 minutes' time.

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