Spirit of the Wild

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This article is about the album. For the film, see The Adventures of Frontier Fremont.
Spirit of the Wild
Spirit of the Wild.jpg
Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released May 1995
Recorded Tazmania Studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Genre Hard rock
Length 60:56
Label Atlantic
Producer Michael Lutz, Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent chronology
If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em
Spirit of the Wild
Live at Hammersmith '79
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 4/10[2]

Spirit of the Wild is the eleventh studio album of American hard rock musician Ted Nugent and his only studio album to be released in the 1990s. This album was produced by Michael Lutz for M.E. Productions and Ted Nugent, and engineered by Jim Vitti and Lutz.

This album marked the return of Nugent's original sound of hard rock and not pop metal. "Spirit of the Wild" is the theme song for Ted Nugent's hunting TV show Spirit of the Wild. "Fred Bear" is a tribute to the bowman Fred Bear.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thighraceous" (Derek St. Holmes, Ted Nugent) - 3:48
  2. "Wrong Side of Town" (Benny Rappa, Michael Lutz, Nugent) - 5:15
  3. "I Shoot Back" (St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent) - 3:50
  4. "Tooth, Fang & Claw" (Nugent) - 6:49
  5. "Lovejacker" (St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent) - 4:32
  6. "Fred Bear" (Nugent) - 7:41
  7. "Primitive Man" (St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent) - 5:56
  8. "Hot or Cold" (St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent) - 4:31
  9. "Kiss My Ass" (Nugent) - 3:20
  10. "Heart & Soul" (St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent) - 4:44
  11. "Spirit of the Wild" (St. Holmes, Nugent) - 4:22
  12. "Just Do It Like This" (Nugent) - 6:08


Band members
Additional musicians
  • Larry Fratangelo - percussion
  • Benny Rappa - drums on track 2, background vocals on tracks 2 and 10
  • Gunner Ross - drums on track 6
  • Doug Banker - piano on track 8, background vocals on tracks 9 and 11, management
  • Jim Vitti - engineer, mixing
  • Brian Delaney, Jeff Campo - assistant engineers
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Donald May - art direction
  • Steve Galli - cover photographer from Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, January 1, 1995


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 322. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.