This month for “My First Time”, I am going to go back to the first Ted Nugent album I ever owned which was ‘Cat Scratch Fever’. The album is Ted’s third solo album and was released May 13, 1977 just a hair over 40 years ago. I was around 9 years old at the time. No, I didn’t buy it then. It wasn’t until some time in the 80’s when I finally picked it up.
The album has sold well over 3 million copies and peaked at #17 on the Billboard charts. Ted and company were riding high though not actually high as Ted is a staunch advocate against drugs and alcohol.
The original Ted Nugent band was back together after Meat Loaf was brought in for some of the songs on their last album ‘Free For All’. However, this would be the last studio album with the original band as Rob Grange would leave before the next studio album ‘Weekend Warriors’. The band consisted of the following members: