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The Amboy Dukes

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Best remembered because of their 1968 acid rock and roll classic “Trip to the guts of your brain,” Detroit’s Amboy Dukes also introduced the planet to the Electric motor Town Madman, guitarist Ted Nugent. The group’s root base time to 1965, an interval whenever a teenage Nugent was surviving in Chicago; there he produced the very first incarnation from the Amboy Dukes, borrowing the moniker from a lately disbanded Detroit music group who themselves had taken the name from an infamous exploitation book of the time. When Nugent came back to Southeastern Michigan in 1967, he set up a fresh Dukes lineup including vocalist John Drake, his previous bandmate within the Lourds, in addition to tempo guitarist Steve Farmer, bassist Costs Light, keyboardist Rick Lober, and drummer Dave Palmer. Famed because of its snarling nearer, an incendiary cover of Them’s “Baby DO NOT Move,” the group surfaced among the most popular attractions over the Detroit membership circuit. Still, once the Amboy Dukes’ self-titled debut LP made an appearance over the Mainstream label in 1967, it had been the group’s originals that became the concentrate — while Nugent taken care of the music, Farmer penned the drug-fixated lyrics, adding a psychedelic sensibility for an usually proto-metal sound. Following a group of lineup shifts that noticed Light and Lober leave and only bassist Greg Arama and keyboardist Andy Solomon, in 1968 the Dukes released Journey to the guts of your brain, riding the name track in to the U.S. Best 20. Vocalist Rusty Time replaced Drake with time for 1969’s Migration, which didn’t equal the achievement of its forerunner; Marriage over the Stones, issued afterwards that same yr, was also a disappointment, and after 1971’s Survival from the Fittest Nugent dismissed Day time and Solomon after Palmer remaining the group to simply accept an executive gig. After documenting a small number of albums as Ted Nugent & the Amboy Dukes, he finally fallen the group’s name completely and installed a solo profession.

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Full Name The Amboy Dukes
Music Songs Journey To The Center Of The Mind, Baby Please Don't Go, Mississippi Murderer, You Talk Sunshine I Breathe Fire, Prodigal Man, Psalms of Aftermath, Good Natured Emma, Scottish Tea, For His Namesake, Flight of the Byrd, Why Is a Carrot More Orange Than an Orange, Dr. Slingshot, Survival of the Fittest, Ivory Castles, Loaded for Bear, Missionary Mary, Down on Philips Escalator, Living in the Woods, Free Flight, J. B. Special, Ain’t It the Truth, Sweet Revenge, I'll Prove I'm Right, Sobbin' in My Mug of Beer, Death Is Life, Surrender to Your Kings, The Great White Buffalo, Let's Get Stoned, Papa's Will, The Lovely Lady, Lady Luck, Cannon Balls
Albums Tooth Fang & Claw, Call of the Wild, Survival of the Fittest Live, Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom, Migration, Journey to the Center of the Mind, The Amboy Dukes, American Anthology: Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, Loaded for Bear: The Best of Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes, On the Edge, Yeeoww!


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1 Members have included Greg Arama, Ted Nugent, Bob Lehmert, Gary Hicks, Dick Treat, Gail Uptadate, Steve Farmer, Dave Palmer, John Drake, Dick Lober, Bill White, Andy Solomon, Rusty Day, John Angelos, Rob Grange, K.J. Knight.


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