State of Shock (Ted Nugent album)

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State of Shock
Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released May 1979[1]
Recorded Quadradial Studios, Miami, Florida and CBS Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock
Length 40:43
Label Epic
Producer Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies
Ted Nugent chronology
Weekend Warriors
(1978)
State of Shock
(1979)
Scream Dream
(1980)
Singles from State of Shock
  1. "I Want to Tell You / Bite Down Hard"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]
Classic Rock 3/5 stars[3]

State of Shock is the fifth solo album by the American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent, released in 1979 by Epic Records.

State of Shock closed a decade in which Nugent took his hard-rocking wildman persona to the top of the charts. Although the album reached the U.S. Top 20 and quickly went gold, it remains the first Nugent solo album not to attain Platinum certification.[4]

The best known track remains the album opener "Paralyzed", which was performed live on a 1980 episode of the TV show Fridays, and turned up again a year later on Great Gonzos!: The Best of Ted Nugent. Other highlights include "Saddle Sore" and "Alone". A live show from this era is captured on the 1997 archive release Live at Hammersmith '79.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Ted Nugent, except "I Want to Tell You", written by George Harrison

  1. "Paralyzed" – 4:09
  2. "Take It or Leave It" – 4:07
  3. "Alone" – 5:20
  4. "It Don't Matter" – 3:08
  5. "State of Shock" – 3:22
  6. "I Want to Tell You" – 4:52
  7. "Satisfied" – 5:49
  8. "Bite Down Hard" – 3:21
  9. "Snake Charmer" – 3:19
  10. "Saddle Sore" – 3:16

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Leah Kilburn - backing vocals on track 3

Production[edit]

  • Lew Futterman - producer
  • Tim Geelan - engineer
  • David Gotlieb, Lou Schlossberg - assistant engineers
  • David McCullough - mixing assistant
  • Bob Heimall - art direction
  • Gerard Huertia - lettering
  • Ron Pownall - photography
  • David Krebs, Steve Leber - directors

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1979 Billboard Pop Albums[5] 18
1979 RPM100 Albums (Canada)[6] 18

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S.[7] Gold June 7, 1979
CRIA, Canada[8] Gold August 1, 1979

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Random Notes". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.) (289): 66. April 19, 1979. 
  2. ^ Stone, Doug. "Ted Nugent State of Shock review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  3. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 2005). "'State of Shock'". Classic Rock 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 109. 
  4. ^ "Ted Nugent". tsort.info. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "State of Shock Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 31, No. 17, July 21 1979". Library and Archives Canada. 21 July 1979. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  7. ^ "RIAA Database Search for State of Shock". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  8. ^ "Gold Platinum Database - Title: State of shock". Music Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-19.