Call of the Wild (Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes album)

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Call of the Wild
Studio album by Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes
Released February, 1974
Recorded June–July, 1973
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:01
Label DiscReet Records LP
Enigma Retro CD
Producer Lew Futterman
Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes chronology
Survival of the Fittest Live
(1971)
Call of the Wild
(1974)
Tooth Fang & Claw
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Call of the Wild is the sixth album by Ted Nugent and The Amboy Dukes. Recorded at Sleepy Hollow Studios in Ithaca, NY in the summer of 1973, it was the first of two albums released on Frank Zappa's DiscReet label. A new rhythm section was added with Grange and Mastrianni, adding a hard driving rock beat to Nugent's compositions for the remaining Dukes albums. Jezowski was added to the vocal mix. Magno adds some inventive keyboards and even a flute. A final Dukes single was released by the new record company, "Sweet Revenge/Ain't It the Truth".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ted Nugent, except where indicated:

  1. "Call of the Wild" – 4:51
  2. "Sweet Revenge" – 4:06
  3. "Pony Express" – 5:21
  4. "Ain't It the Truth" (Rob Grange, Ted Nugent) – 4:57
  5. "Renegade" (Rob Grange) – 3:33
  6. "Rot Gut" (Rob Grange, Ted Nugent, Gabriel Magno, Vic Mastrianni) – 2:45
  7. "Below the Belt" – 7:03
  8. "Cannon Balls" – 5:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Ted Nugent, guitars, percussion, vocals
  • Rob Grange, bass guitar, vocals, arrangements, composer
  • Gabriel Magno, flute & keyboards
  • Vic Mastrianni, drums & vocals
  • Andy Jezowski, vocals
  • John Childs[disambiguation needed], engineer
  • Lew Futterman, producer
  • Bill Inglot, digital remastering
  • Ken Perry, digital remastering

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