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Review: Ted Nugent gets political, explosive at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

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The only thing that could have made Ted Nugent's concert Monday at Ruth Eckerd Hall more appropriate would have been if he'd been here during -- instead of a few weeks before -- the Republican National Convention.

Performing before a tattered American flag hanging above a dozen Gibson guitars, Nuge ripped through hits like Cat Scratch Fever and Stranglehold, as well as a host of his own conservative opinions. Sean Daly was among the 1,515 fans in the house, and he writes:

As a firm believer in the rock 'n' roll chaos theory, I must confess that it's an absolute joy writing about Uncle Ted ... The man is NEVER boring, as his following choice quotations during the 90-minute show will profanely attest:

• It's 2012. What are you going to do? They're coming up your streets, jackboots stepping high, looking in your windows. What are you going to do? Put a (bleepin') gun in your hands!"

• "I killed enough deer last year to send venison to the American military. So, thank you, Uncle Ted. When they eat Ted Nugent meat, they kill more (bleeps)."

• "The whole world (bleeps) — but America still (bleeps) less."

And finally: "I promise I will use that freedom to do everything in my power to clean the criminal (bleeps) out of the government. Barack Obama will be a community organizer again. Let's vote the (bleeps) out of here!"

For Sean's full Ted Nugent review, click here.

Photo: Dirk Shadd, tbt*

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:38am]

    

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