TED NUGENT - "I'm Getting Ready To Get In The Studio; I Have Some Killer Licks, Riffs And Powerhouses ... And We Love The Music" Page 2
by Martin Popoff

"And the reason I'm going back that far, Martin, is because what you hear today is that same obsession with the musicality of what we do, that connection, to treat the instruments, the musicianship, the communication, that we relish and crave and personify and insist upon from each other, ourselves, everyone on stage. I've got to tell you, here, what is it, 60 years later, whatever the hell it is (laughs); it is actually 60... it's actually 63 years later, when I got influenced by these guys, that tonight on stage, in Portland, Maine, with Mick Brown on drums and vocals, Derek St. Holmes on guitar and vocals, and Greg Smith on bass and vocals, and yours truly, will deliver tonight, is a spiritual pummelling, a JAMES BROWN, Little Richard crescendo-every song is a crescendo."

"We learn from those guys that is epitomized and always has been epitomized by the black r&b, soul music, rock 'n' roll gods. And so what we've captured on this live DVD... that's why it's called Ultralive, because I see all those other bands out there, and they're really good. But if you were really good, you couldn't be in my band. Really good sucks where I come from. You have to be ungodly. You have to be scary (laughs). You have to be... flames have to come out of your ass before you can be in my band (laughs). And we capture that-as we do every night-heroically and magically capture that on this DVD. What Mick and Greg and Derek can bring to every song, every concert, every night, Martin, is what every musician dreams of."

"But I don't dream it, I live it, and I've been living it for over 50 years and I should probably be doing this interview on bended knee, making the sign of the cross, with a live video of Little Richard in the background. So the love of the music is still the only compelling force in every one of our performances, and we capture that on this DVD. I just couldn't be more proud."

Er, onto question #2, which can be summed up as, "Derek?"

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