Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ted Nugent: Dumber Than George Bush ?

In a time when most rock stars from the 70’s are either dead or have mellowed out Theodore “Ted Nugent” has become the only person in the United States doing less for American reputation overseas than George W Bush.

In the 70’s he was in every rock fans record collection, with great blues-rock masterpieces (corny masterpieces, but that’s OK !), like Stranglehold, Dog Eat Dog, Cat Scratch Fever, Motor City Madhouse, and Wango Tango. Love it !!

Nowadays, however, his reputation is as a political conservative, pro-hunting, second amendment activist.

Here are some quotes that have ensured his receiving Rock Revival’s Special the Arsehole of Rock Award

“I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar”. (this one is a monumental insult)

“Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak”.

“The war is coming to the streets of America and if you are not keeping and bearing and practicing with your arms then you will be helpless and you will be the victim of evil”.
(Mad ?)

“Look what venison does to a goofy guitar player from Detroit? I'm going to be 54 this year and if I had any more energy I'd scare you”.

“When other guys were getting high, I would grab a couple babes, go squirrel hunting and see just how mini mini-skirts could get."

“And if you're a woman who feels that his lyrics to ditties such as the immortal 'Wang Dang Sweet Poontang' are sexist, Nugent says, 'Fuck you and go to a Garth Brooks show”

"I have a brain and I work that brain and it works and it knows the difference between right and wrong and it's got a thread of common sense. And that it's not Ted's opinion. It is how it is ... we're just working hard, playing hard and anybody that wants to get in our way does not deserve anything less than a bullet between the eyes ..."

The last quote has got to be the funniest, the rest should be a profound embarrassment to Americans the world over!
Veto Ted Nugent ! Bring back the music !

Image: Courtesy Epic

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