Double Live Gonzo is the first live album by Ted Nugent recorded in 1976 and 1977 and released in 1978.
Ted Nugent had been lead guitarist for the The Amboy Dukes before becoming the star attraction in that group and then going solo.
His first studio albums – Ted Nugent, Free For All and Cat Scratch Fever – were popular with heavy metal fans.
Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo
An interesting set list pulling together songs from Nugent’s past with The Amboy Dukes, his self named solo album and Cat Scratch Fever.
- Just What the Doctor Ordered – 5:26 (on the album Ted Nugent)
- Yank Me, Crank Me – 4:29 (first appeared on this album)
- Gonzo – 4:00 (first appeared on this album)
- Baby Please Don’t Go – 5:55 (on the The Amboy Dukes album featuring Ted Nugent)
- Great White Buffalo – 6:21 (on The Amboy Dukes album Tooth, Fang & Claw)
- Hibernation – 16:55 (on The Amboy Dukes album Tooth, Fang & Claw)
- Stormtroopin’ – 8:43 (Ted Nugent)
- Stranglehold – 11:11 (Ted Nugent)
- Wang Dang Sweet Poontang – 6:19 (Cat Scratch Fever)
- Cat Scratch Fever – 4:50 (Cat Scratch Fever)
- Motor City Madhouse – 10:35 (Ted Nugent)
This is a very good summary of Ted Nugent’s career to date. It acknowledges his time with The Amboy Dukes with three songs, there are four songs from his debut solo album Ted Nugent and two from his third album, Cat Scratch Fever.
I’d like to think that there are plans to remeaster and extend this classic live album
I will be writing a full review soon but I think this live album is terrific. High energy, extended versions of classic Nugent songs.
The band at this stage was:
Ted Nugent – lead and rhythm guitars, lead and backing vocals
Derek St. Holmes – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
Rob Grange – bass
Cliff Davies – drums, backing vocals
Here are some videos of Ted Nugent performing live in concert in 1976 and 1977.
Free For All (not on the album)
I think this is one of the finest examples of a hard rock live album and much more exciting to me than Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won, Black Sabbath Reunion and other albums by the super league of heavy metal groups.
If you want a Ted Nugent album from his classic period, then this is a great place to start.
What Others Say About Double Live Gonzo
It’s only appeared on one greatest live albums ever list that I’ve seen:
Classic Rock magazine rated it the 37th best live album. Guitar World preferred Intensities In 10 Cities by Ted Nugent.
Ted Nugent has never been a critics’ favourite but the fans love what he does.
Amazon reviewers love it.
Buying Double Live Gonzo by Ted Nugent
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What Do You Think About Double Live Gonzo By Ted Nugent?
|If you’ve heard this album, I’d like to know what you think so please leave a comment.
Is it underrated and should appear much higher in the best live album lists?
Or is Ted Nugent a dinosaur who has no place in a good music collection?
Do you like all the album or is there a particular song that you adore?
Is this the best Ted Nugent live album?
Other Ted Nugent Live Albums
1970 – Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes Survival Of the Fittest Live
1977 – Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo (this page)
1979 – Ted Nugent Live At The Hammersmith Odeon
1980 – Ted Nugent Intensities In 10 Cities
What Are The Best Live Albums Ever?
To help find the best live albums, I use readers polls. I think you’ll be interested in these:
Because there are so many great hard rock and heavy metal live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.