Ted Nugent’s ’76 “Stranglehold” Performance Is What Rock N’ Roll Is About

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Here I Come Now Baby

Performing “Stranglehold,” Ted Nugent is on fire with bandmate Derek St. Holmes on lead vocals and some seriously sweet solos and riffs that pretty much defined rock forever. From his 1975 album, “Stranglehold” is Ted’s first single and track ever and was ranked the 31st greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitar World.

“Gonna cruise is a bitch now baby, you know you can’t do me ’round. If your house gets in my way baby, you know I’ll burn it down…”

Although Ted claimed that the lyrics do not depict the way he feels toward women and arsenal, the words of the song describe the physical and mental, or “strangle” hold (if you will) that this man has over a woman, not letting her go for anything. Threatened with misogyny after recording the song, this rocker was definitely a bad ass and didn’t even allow singer St. Holmes to take lead vocals anymore out of sheer jealousy.

Interesting Quote: “There’s only one alpha wolf, and that’s me.” – Ted Nugent

With those facial expressions it almost looks like Ted is making love to his guitar throughout this performance, and we love to see the passion in the eyes and body language of our favorite rock artists. Enjoy this seriously epic performance of one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

+ Stranglehold Lyrics +

Here I come again now baby
Like a dog in heat
Tell it’s me by the way now baby
I like to tap the streets

Now I’ve been smoking for so long
You know I’m here to stay
Got you in a stranglehold baby
You best get out of the way

Gonna cruise is a bitch now baby
You know you can’t do me ’round
If your house gets in my way baby
You know I’ll burn it down

You remember the night that you left me
You put me in my place
Got you in a stranglehold now baby
You better cross your way

Sometimes you want to get higher
Sometimes you gotta start low
Some people think they gonna die someday
I got news you never got to go old

Come on come on up
Come on come on up
Come on come on up
Come on come on up
Come on come on baby
Come on come on up
Come on come on baby
Come on come on
Gonna cruise is a bitch now baby
You know you can’t do me ’round
If your house gets in my way baby
You know I’ll burn it down
You remember the night that you left me
You put me in my place
Got you in a stranglehold now baby
You better cross your way

 

 

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