Weekend Warriors (album)

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Weekend Warriors
Weekend Warriors.jpg
Cover art by Jeff Cummins
Studio album by Ted Nugent
Released September 1978
Recorded 1978
Studio Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida,
CBS Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 39:30
Label Epic
Producer Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies and Tom Werman
Ted Nugent chronology
Double Live Gonzo!
(1978)Double Live Gonzo!1978
Weekend Warriors
(1978)
State of Shock
(1979)State of Shock1979
Singles from Weekend Warriors
  1. "Need You Bad" / "I Got the Feelin'"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[3]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[4]

Weekend Warriors is the fourth studio album by American hard rock musician Ted Nugent. The album was released in September 1978, by Epic Records.

Description[edit]

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. Rob Grange left for good, citing the lack of credit for co-song writing and suspicions about Nugent's creative accounting, which was building his hunting dynasty instead of paying the band.

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ted Nugent

Side one
No.TitleLength
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
Side two
No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • 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, producer
Additional musicians
Production
  • Lew Futterman, Tom Werman – producers
  • Steve Klein – engineer
  • Tim Geelan – engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Ryan, Lou Schlossberg, Phil Giambaivo – assistant engineers

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 RPM100 Albums (Canada)[5] 22
Billboard 200 (US)[6] 24

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1979 "Need You Bad" RPM100 Top Singles (Canada)[7] 82
Billboard Hot 100 (US)[8] 84

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
U.S. RIAA 1978 Platinum (1,000,000)[9]
Canada CRIA 1979 Platinum (100,000)[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ted Nugent - Weekend Warriors review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  2. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 2005). "Weekend Warriors". Classic Rock. No. 76. p. 109.
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 207–208. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  4. ^ Schneider, Mitchell (28 December 1978). "Album Reviews: Ted Nugent - Weekend Warriors". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 30, No. 14, December 30, 1978". Library and Archives Canada. 30 December 1978. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  6. ^ "Ted Nugent Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 30, No. 19, February 03 1979". Library and Archives Canada. 3 February 1979. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  8. ^ "Ted Nugent Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "RIAA Database: Search for Ted Nugent". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-12-16.
  10. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Search for Ted Nugent". Music Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-16.