Ted Nugent may be a gun totin', raw steak munchin' right wing loon parody of himself these days, given to provocative/offensive outbursts that get more headlines and are probably more interesting than any music he's made in thirty odd years but there's no doubting that the man in his gonzo prime was churning out some fantastic, classic American hard rock as evinced by this excellent value-for-money box set of 5 albums.
There's some genius party riffin spread across these albums and some fantastic, subtle even (not a word readily associated with The Nuge these days) guitar playing, especially on the "Ted Nugent" album which is up there with the Van Halen debut and Montrose first as a classic US rock album of it's time.
If you have a love for quality riffage and can overlook that the man's a birrova tool (If I had a record collection based on whether the artist was a nice person or not, I don't think I'd have many albums!), then this set offers a great value set of hard rock joy.
I'm just waiting for Ted to form a band with Morrissey - another fave that seems sadly reduced to clueless headline grabbing outbursts of misanthropy these days - and call it Veggie Burger. It must happen!!