August 14, 2009 Playlist

Hippie Xmas
Junk Vinyl Special
"Marriage on the Rocks / Rock Bottom" by Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes (1970)
Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes  "Marriage On The Rocks - Rock Bottom"  1970 (USA)
"Junk vinyl" is the theme of the program this week, and I recently saw this gem in a used record store selling for a mere $1.00, so figured it would make a good CAOTW.  This was the fourth Amboy Dukes album, and the first to feature Ted Nugent's name over the rest of the group.  Clearly a transitional album, this weird little sucker features a combination of hard rock and prog stylings that seems like it may have been influenced by Frank Zappa (not the first name one thinks of in relation to The Nuge, but shortly after this album came out he did in fact sign to Zappa's Discreet label for the remaining batch of Amboy Dukes records.)  In short -- if you see this LP going for a measley dollar, grab it!
The Amboy Dukes' greatest claim to fame was their classic 1960's hit single "Journey To The Centre Of The Mind".  Here's another clip from the same era, "Flight Of The Byrd".  Undoubtedly, the heaviest groove from Nugent's post-Dukes solo career would have to be the epic "Stranglehold".
Artist Song Album Year Country
Smoke George / Brown Bread At George's Coffee Shop 1969 USA
Deep Purple Hey Joe Shades Of Deep Purple 1968 UK
Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes The Inexhaustable Quest For The Cosmic Cabbage Marriage On The Rocks - Rock Bottom
1970 USA
Hawkwind The Psychedelic Warlords (Disappear In Smoke) Hall Of The Mountain Grill 1974 UK
Steppenwolf Monster / Suicide / America Monster 1970 USA
Blue Oyster Cult Career Of Evil Secret Treaties 1974 USA
Blue Oyster Cult Subhuman Secret Treaties 1974 USA
Tom Jones You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Everly Brothers) Tom 1969 UK (Wales)
Isaac Hayes Ike's Mood / You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Everly Brothers)  . . . To Be Continued 1970 USA
The Stills-Young Band (Neil Young & Stephen Stills) Fontainebleau Long May You Run 1976 USA/Canada
Omaha Sheriff Quiet Please Come Hell Or Waters High 1977 Bermuda/UK
Rockin' Horse Love Do Me Right Rockin' Horse 1975 USA
Chicago You Get It Up Chicago X 1976 USA
Solution Whirligig Cordon Bleu 1975 Netherlands
Sunshine Company Four In The Mornin' Happy Is The Sunshine Company 1967 USA
The Association Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies Renaissance 1967 USA
Buddy Greco Spinning Wheel (Blood Sweat & Tears) Let The Love Shine In 1969 USA
Iron Butterfly Flowers & Beads In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 1968 USA
Roger Miller Reincarnation The Return Of Roger Miller 1965 USA
Burt Reynolds I Didn't Shake The World Today Ask Me What I Am 1973 USA
Richard Simmons Stop And Start Reach 1982 USA
Chimera Rockin' Bird Chimera 1974 USA
Kathy Dalton (with Little Feat) Cannibal Forest Amazing 1973 USA
Traffic Rainmaker The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys 1971 UK
Ironhorse (Randy Bachman) Old Fashioned Ironhorse 1979 Canada
Randy Bachman Maybe Again Survivor 1978 Canada
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