Weekend Warriors (album)

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Weekend Warriors
Cover art by Jeff Cummins
Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released September 1978
Recorded Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, CBS Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock
Length 39:30
Label Epic
Producer Tom Werman, Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies
Ted Nugent chronology
Double Live Gonzo!
Weekend Warriors
State of Shock
Singles from Weekend Warriors
  1. "Need You Bad / I Got the Feelin'"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed) [2]
Classic Rock 4/5 stars[3]

Weekend Warriors is the fourth studio album by American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent, released in 1978.


It was the first Ted Nugent album not to feature Derek St. Holmes until Nugent in 1982. Instead, Charlie Huhn, the new guitarist for Nugent, performed on the album and several other albums until Holmes returned.

The front sleeve-art was by British artist Jeff Cummins and was originally commissioned by Oui magazine, to accompany an interview with Nugent. Nugent liked what he saw and the artwork was recommissioned by CBS, with additional work being carried out for use as the album sleeve.

Although the album was a success, it contains few songs that have become concert or radio standards.


Rock station WRIF in Detroit Michigan used the Weekend Warriors song to kick off the start of the weekend at 6:00 PM, which was usually preceded by former DJ Arthur Penhallow proclaiming IT'S THE WEEKEND! Similarly, rock station WKTG in Madisonville, Kentucky used to use Weekend Warriors every Friday at 5:00 PM to start the weekend. It hasn't been played for a while.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ted Nugent

  1. "Need You Bad" – 4:19
  2. "One Woman" – 4:04
  3. "I Got the Feelin'" – 3:05
  4. "Tight Spots" – 2:55
  5. "Venom Soup" – 5:47
  6. "Smokescreen" – 4:15
  7. "Weekend Warriors" – 3:09
  8. "Cruisin'" – 3:26
  9. "Good Friends and a Bottle of Wine" – 4:00
  10. "Name Your Poison" – 4:30


Band members[edit]

  • Ted Nugent - lead and rhythm guitars, lead vocals, bass on track 10, percussion
  • Charlie Huhn - lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar on track 2
  • John Sauter - bass guitar
  • Cliff Davies - drums, electronic drums, backing vocals, producer

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Lew Futterman, Tom Werman - producers
  • Steve Klein - engineer
  • Tim Geelan - engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Ryan, Lou Schlossberg, Phil Giambaivo - assistant engineers



Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 (North America)[4] 24
1978 RPM100 Albums (Canada)[5] 22


Year Title Chart Position
1979 "Need You Bad" Billboard Hot 100 (North America)[6] 84
RPM100 Top Singles (Canada)[7] 82

Sales Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Sales
U.S. RIAA Platinum (1,000,000)[8]
Canada CRIA Platinum (100,000)[9]