220px-Ted_nugent_album_cover#12 – Ted Nugent – “Stranglehold” – (1975)

Ah, The Nuge. This hard rock song from Ted Nugent was released on Ted Nugent’s first solo album. And he doesn’t even perform the vocals here – they’re done by Derek St. Holmes. This song is a rambling eight and a half minutes but it’s worth it because the entire time, it’s building. There is wailing guitar and sparse vocals – a menacing sound. There’s a really long instrumental section that is generally cut out of the single edit, but it all goes down after the seven minute mark – specifically when Ted shreds it at 7:45. It’s an epic piece of rock and roll.

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