Offered for sale is a copy of the UK double album Survival of the Fittest/Marriage on the Rocks by Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes.
About this copy: This copy of Survival of the Fittest/Marriage on the Rocks is a 1977 UK pressing on the Polydor label of albums that were originally released in 1970 and 1971.
The cover is VG+ with light general wear, mostly at the edges.
The two discs are VG++ and close to M-, with one or two light hairlines on each side. They’re clean discs that have had little play.
A nice copy of a scarce Ted Nugent LP.
Background: Released in 1977, Survival of the Fittest/Marriage on the Rocks was a double album issued in the UK that paired two albums that had originally been released separately:
Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom – This was the fourth album by the Amboy Dukes. It reached #170 on the U.S. album chart.
Amboy Dukes’ Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom is a very musical record, more experimental than their releases on Mainstream Records, not as soaked in the Pat Travers blues-rock which the follow-up, Survival of the Fittest embraced, and not as rocking as The Call of the Wild, which would be released about four years after this on Warner Brothers’ Discreet label. Interesting to note the mutation of the Nugent sound with every label change. This work on Polydor is certainly more in the Ten Years After bag (especially on Survival of the Fittest, Live), with keyboards up there in the mix almost equal to Ted Nugent’s guitar.
Survival of the Fittest Live – This was the fifth album by the Amboy Dukes. It reached #129 on the U.S. album chart.
After three albums on Mainstream Records and a Top 20 smash with “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” Ted Nugent brought his new aggregation to Polydor(the late Lillian Roxon claimed there were 35 personnel changes prior to their first and only hit). This second album on that label (and before they would jump to Warner and eventually Epic), was recorded live at The Eastowne Theater in Detroit, MI, July 31 and August 1, 1970. A prime candidate for re-release with bonus tracks, the full hit is not here; the single disc contains six tracks, including the 21-minute-and-20-second epic “Prodigal Man,” written by Nugent and sung by keyboardist Andy Solomon. …. Steve Farmer is long gone from here, and only Andy Solomon and Ted Nugent remain from the band who had the hit two years before this concert was recorded. This is really Ted Nugent moving away from the group concept and gearing up for his heavy metal fame in the ’70s and ’80s. It is mildly interesting.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1977|