Ted Nugent Motor City Mayhem

Ted Nugent Motor City Mayhem
Six thousand shows is no small feat for any musician, let alone a rock icon such as Ted "the Nuge" Nugent. Strange then that while touting it as the event it should rightfully be Nugent would be so miserly about it at the same time. While clearly enthusiastic and boisterous, as usual, there's something about Motor City Mayhem that reeks of "on the cheap." A simplistic stage set up, some guest appearances and a set top-heavy with new material that forsakes the old school, other than obligatory tunes such as "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Stranglehold," fail to make this a respectable or worthwhile entry into the throng of live Nuge material already clogging up music store shelves. Not unlike the new music he occasionally spews out, Motor City Mayhem elicits nothing more than another "been there, done that, bought the T-shirt" shrug. Tell us, Nuge, if you don't care why should we? (Eagle Rock)