Re: Happy Fourth, from the Nuge

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Take a ride to the land inside and you'll see
How happy life could be
If all of mankind
Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:02 PM
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You can have my drugs when you pry them from my furry, undulating tentacles.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:05 PM
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Death due to drugs and the social carnage heaped upon America by hippies is nothing to celebrate. That is a fool's game, but it is quite apparent some burned-out hippies never learn.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:06 PM
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Someone please tell me that's a clever satire.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:07 PM
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Labs that line is even better paired with the one below it:

Death due to drugs and the social carnage heaped upon America by hippies is nothing to celebrate. That is a fool's game, but it is quite apparent some burned-out hippies never learn.

Mr. Nugent is a rock star releasing his 35th album, "Love Grenade," this summer.

GONNA BLOW ME SOME HIPPIES UP WITH MY LOVE GRENADE! I'M THE NUGE, PUNKS, AND THAT'S THE REAL PARTY!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:11 PM
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Dammit. Add some italics in there someplace.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:11 PM
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Ted Nugent Talks that Way Even When Buying Socks

New Ted Nugent Cologne Tested on 'Every Goddamn Animal We Could Find"


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 12:45 PM
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The WSJ editorial page should give him a regular spot. He's perfect: anti-drug, pro-gun, artless, obnoxious, and completely fucking crazy.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 1:14 PM
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violent dopers

DAMMIT I told you to leave those cookies here, now you're gonna PAY WITH YOUR HEAD

*ahem*

O, I guess he might mean people who are down with the brown town. Cos potheads only get bent out of shape over 2 things: no more munchies, or no more pot.


Posted by: KJ | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 1:44 PM
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He just sounds so upset that they had more fun than he did.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 2:25 PM
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Never before have I turned on you
You look too good to me
Your beady eyes, they could cut me in two
And i just can't let you be
Well, it's a free for all, and I heard it said
You can bet your life
Stakes are high and so am I
It's in the air tonight

See you there with your cheshire grin
I got my eyes on you
Shake your tail feather in my face and there's no tellin' what I'll do
Well looky here, you sweet young thing:
the magic's in my hands
When in doubt, I'll whip it out.
I got me a rock'n'roll band
It's a free for all

Here we go! Look out below!
I'm on the prowl tonight
When it's said and done, I'll have my fun.
I can chew anything I bite
Come one, come all, to a midnight ball.
The invitation's there
Come alone and I'll drive it home.
I'll help you, I do declare
It's a free for all

Never before have I turned on you
Well you look too good to me
Your beady eyes, they could cut me in two
And i just can't let you be
Well, it's a free for all, and I heard it said
You can bet your life
Stakes are high and so am I
It's in the air tonight
It's a free for all


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 2:29 PM
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I love the line, "As a diehard musician ..."
I think he's just so used to using the phrase "diehard" to describe himself that he cant tell anymore when it might be vaguely appropriate.


Posted by: JPool | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 3:26 PM
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Per Snarkout's lyrics in 1.

Here is the album cover for Journey to the Center of the Mind.

Now I know musicians don't necessarily have any control over album art, but still .... quite explicitly drug-related even for the times.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 7:46 PM
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George Harrison was more cutting about the Haight.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 9:59 PM
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12: I think you are underestimating just how many people are fighting to keep him from being a musician. Someone like the Nuge, who has to struggle to put out albums in the face of the near universal knowledge that he is ridiculous, can truly be called a "die hard musician."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07- 4-07 10:04 PM
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I'm happy to say I never heard of this guy. Doesn't say much for his claim to be a rock star.


Posted by: emir | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 3:55 AM
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I have no idea what songs, if any, Ted Nugent was ostensibly known for before he became known as a right-wing caricature.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 6:40 AM
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15 is marvelous.

Of the Nuge's diehard oeuvre, the only diehard title I know is "Cat Scratch Fever", and I don't even diehard know how it goes. I'm inclined to guess something like

Cat Scratch Fever! (Too cold, too cold)


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 7:04 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVzYObvmV6E

You probably know the riff, if not the song. Or this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7dR8-3Nc0M

He's not really very good.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 7:10 AM
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The twin-guitar intro to "Journey to the Centre of the Mind" was truly stunning. It fell off a cliff shortly after.
But I'll always remember him for "Why is an Orange more Orange than an Orange".


Posted by: dave heasman | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 7:28 AM
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"Stranglehold" is pretty good. Does anyone else remember his guest spot on Miami Vice?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 8:23 AM
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This hasn't been mentioned yet?


Posted by: soubzriquet | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 8:37 AM
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Oh man. Oh man. I'm now emailing 22 to all my friends.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 07- 5-07 9:19 AM
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