Jeb Wright has written an awesome review of Ted’s two I Still Believe shows in Oklahoma on July 15 and 16. Check out the excerpt below and be sure to read the full thing!
Webster’s dictionary defines the word “passionate” as “having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling; fervid.” Next to that definition should be a photograph of Ted Nugent.
Nuge is passionate about family, guns, rock n’ roll, hunting, his right to bear arms and freedom. He takes no prisoners, plays no games and says what he means.
Some adamantly disagree with Ted, others are terrified to hear the truth, while others simply don’t understand the principals behind his convictions. “For three months out of the year, I rock my funking balls off,” Nugent admitted backstage at Miami, Oklahoma’s Buffalo Run Casino, “The rest of the year I kill shit.” It’s really that simple. As Nugent has often said of his beliefs, political, or otherwise, “Its so simple, its stupid.”
For two nights in a row, I, along with my friend, and butcher, Kelly Borror of WB Meats, were privileged to be able to take in two concerts; one, an indoor show in Shawnee and the other in Miami, an outdoor gig for a motorcycle run the casino was hosting. Both shows were amazing and each featured subtle nuances, differing one from the other.
It must be noted, before going any further in this review, that Ted Nugent and his band are playing at a level not seen for many years. Nugent has always given his all, and I have never seen a sub par performance from him in over 30 years, but these two nights were powerful and explosive. There were no video screens, few props, other than a dozen or so Gibson Les Pauls that adorned the stage, and no gimmicks. The light show was sparse and there were no real special effects. What there was, however, was balls out, loud old school hard rock: drums, bass, and tons of guitar solos. Even the usual Nugent political and hunting rants were kept to a minimum.
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