On July 21st, Ted Nugent stormed The Paramount in Huntington, NY like the Motor City Madman that he is. Joined on stage by bassist Greg Smith, drummer “Wild” Mick Brown, and vocalist/guitarist Derek St. Holmes, Ted treated The Paramount’s audience to an old-school, rhythm and blues rock and roll show. He sang the praises of Motown and Chuck Berry and played a tribute to the recently deceased Johnny Winter alongside Ted Nugent classics like ‘Free For All’ and “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.’ He also introduced the audience to the title track from his upcoming studio album “Shut Up & Jam!”
Naturally, there were guitar solos galore, as Nugent made his way through some of his favorite axes. Ted also paused between songs to share his opinions on everything from hunting to politics, and made it abundantly clear that if you were offended by the things he said, “You’re at the wrong fucking show.”
After driving the crowd wild with “Cat Scratch Fever,” he tore into a blistering version of “Stranglehold” before closing out the show with “Motor City Madhouse.”
It was an amazing rock and roll show from one of the genre’s living legends.
LIVE REVIEW AND PHOTOS: BRIAN MATUS PHOTOGRAPHY