Aug 20, 2016

Ted Nugent - Rams Head Live

By Bob Suehs

 

TED NUGENT

August 20, 2016

Rams Head Live

Baltimore, MD

 Ted Nugent Set list: The Star Spangled Banner, Gonzo, Free For All, Snakeskin Cowboys, Yank Me Crank Me, Wang Dang Sweet Poontang, Hey Baby, Red House (Hendrix cover), Fred Bear, Cat Scratch Fever, Stranglehold, Don’t Tread (Damn Yankees snippet), ENCORE: The Great White Buffalo/Spirit of the Wild

 “When I’m not playing rock n roll I am killing something…that’s just what I do!” - Ted Nugent

 Baltimore rock n roll fans were treated to a testosterone fueled slice of motor city mayhem when Ted Nugent performed at Rams Head Live on the evening of Saturday, August 20.

 Ted pulled out all the stops, delivering a beefy chunk of intense, guitar driven rock n soul like only the Nuge could deliver.

 Rams Head Live was packed on all 3 levels and the crowd partied hard with Uncle Ted as he rallied the crowd to rock with anthems like “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Free For All”.

 A few songs into the set Ted began talking to the audience and asked a man in the crowd if he had brought his boy to the show.  The man said yes and Ted told the young boy a tender piece of advice from Uncle Ted…, “Never f**k Fat P*ssy!”, and then he added that “Assholes Lives Do Not Matter” and seeing as he was in Baltimore we knew what he meant by that.

 The Beauty of Ted Nugent is that he has no filter on what he says and thinks; he calls it how he sees it.  When the subject of the presidential election came up Ted commented that If he were in office the first thing he would do would be to arrest Obama and Hillary because they are both crooks!  The political rants went on a few times during the night and if you go to see Ted Nugent you know to expect it.

 Ted’s drummer is a 21 year old gentleman named Jason Hartless and he added a lot of energy to the show.  Bassist Greg Smith sang lead vocals of “Hey Baby” and he fills in for Derek St. Holmes quite well.

 A Ted Nugent concert is a fist pumping, beer swilling, rock n roll party and the crowd loved every moment of this show.

 A partial cover of “Red House” by Jimi Hendrix and the intro to “Don’t Tread” by Damn Yankees were tossed randomly into the set and gave the band a moment to jam and have a little fun.

 On a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the best, I give this show a hands down 10 because Nugent was at the top of his game, the band sounded tight, the sound was loud as hell yet clear as a bell, and everyone in attendance had just as much fun as Nugent and his band did onstage.