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