Cat Scratch Fever

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Cat Scratch Fever
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Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released May 13, 1977
Recorded January and March 1977
Studio Columbia Recording Studios, New York City and CBS Studios, London, UK
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:16
Label Epic
Producer Lew Futterman, Tom Werman, Cliff Davies
Ted Nugent chronology
Free-for-All
(1976)
Cat Scratch Fever
(1977)
Double Live Gonzo!
(1978)
Singles from Cat Scratch Fever
  1. "Cat Scratch Fever" / "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang"
    Released: May 13, 1977
  2. "Home Bound" / "Death by Misadventure"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Cat Scratch Fever (1977) is the third studio album by American guitarist and singer-songwriter Ted Nugent and his band, as well as the name of the album's title song. Vocalist Derek St. Holmes, who had left the band during the recording of the album Free-for-All, had come back for touring in 1976 and was again the lead singer on this album.

A commercial success, the album has been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. Nugent released his next album, Double Live Gonzo!, the following year.

Background information[edit]

"Death by Misadventure" recounts the death of Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

Covers[edit]

References in popular culture[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ted Nugent, except "Live It Up", written by Nugent and Derek St. Holmes. All songs arranged by Nugent, Rob Grange, St. Holmes and Cliff Davies.

Side one
  1. "Cat Scratch Fever" – 3:41
  2. "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" – 3:17
  3. "Death by Misadventure" – 3:31
  4. "Live It Up" – 4:02
  5. "Home Bound" (instrumental) – 4:43
Side two
  1. "Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard" – 5:44
  2. "Sweet Sally" – 2:34
  3. "A Thousand Knives" – 4:48
  4. "Fist Fightin' Son of a Gun" – 2:51
  5. "Out of Control" – 3:27
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Cat Scratch Fever" (live) – 4:52
  2. "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" (live) – 5:44

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard 200 (North America)[4] 17
RPM100 Albums (Canada)[5] 25
UK Album Chart[6] 28
Swedish Album Chart[7] 14

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1977 "Cat Scratch Fever" Billboard Hot 100 (North America)[8] 30
RPM100 Top Singles (Canada)[9] 37
1978 "Home Bound" Billboard Hot 100 (North America)[8] 70

Sales certifications[edit]

Country Organization Sales
U.S. RIAA 3× Platinum (3,000,000)[10]
Canada CRIA Platinum (80,000)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 2005). "Cat Scratch Fever". Classic Rock. No. 76. p. 108. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (July 28, 1977). "Album Reviews: Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Cat Scratch Fever Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 28, No. 8, November 19, 1977". Library and Archives Canada. September 3, 1977. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  6. ^ "Cat Scratch Fever Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  7. ^ "Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  8. ^ a b "Ted Nugent Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 28, No. 1, October 01 1977". Library and Archives Canada. 1 October 1977. Retrieved 2011-12-16. 
  10. ^ "RIAA Database Search for Cat Scratch Fever". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  11. ^ "Gold Platinum Database – Title: Cat Scratch Fever". Music Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-14.