Motor City Madhouse Ted Nugent Cover

Motor City Madhouse used to be the Ted Nugent riff I dreaded most. On paper I suppose it’s easy. It tends to look easy and just might come easy to some but, in all my years of playing and gigging, I never once met anyone besides the man himself that did it any justice.

I had the time of my life in Dallas, Texas in 2017 at the Dallas Guitar Festival with Ted. The luxury of soaking it up from the man himself has helped bring me to the next level. That having been said, these riffs are like your favorite movie; every time you get into it you find something else you missed! I do a bit of instruction in this video for which I think Ted might likely say, with a hint of sarcasm, good luck.

These riffs are a lifelong endeavor; at least that’s my opinion. You may think you have them down, others may think you have them down, but I know, we almost never have them 100%. I speak from firsthand experience. I’ve been certain of my abilities on some of these riffs before, but when you are inches from Ted and his guitar with nothing more than a tiny little amp, you can’t help but humble up and get back to work.

The guts that spew out of Ted and onto the fretboard are like a fingerprint. Hence the term coined by the Byrdman, “There can be only one ToneGod! The rest of us are warriors.” I do a little bit of Weekend Warriors and Flesh and Blood here as well, as they have some riff similarity.

My latest experience was playing a few songs with Ted at a soundcheck. I haven’t been that nervous since…well, maybe ever. Wouldn’t you know, he wanted to play Motor City Madhouse; maybe the only Nuge song I was not prepared for. The experience of my life but a tinge of bittersweet too, as I attempted to keep from getting run over on MCM. I will be prepared if there is a next time! Thank you for the continued mojo, Ted! ByrdmanSteve A/K/A ByrdSteve

Out of Control

Out of Control! This lick is totally “Out of Control” and is total logic infused insanity, to say the least. The general public was first trampled by this lick in 1977 on the Cat Scratch Fever album. This tune is a fire-breathing burst of the typical Nuge freedom-loving attitude. Ted Nugent showed this lick on Star Licks in the mid ’90s, but I have to say… he blazed through it, and I don’t think any of us learned much from it. I must apologize, as I am blazing through it here, too… a tutorial on Out of Control is nearing conception. For the first time in my videos, I’m playing an Epiphone Les Paul Florentine Pro. This guitar is Not “Guaranteed to blow the balls off a charging rhino at 60 paces” but is a tamable beast. Don’t hesitate to let me know what ya’ll think-:) BMS

Ted Nugent Guitar Licks and Riffs Video

Byrdman Steve, Some Stranglehold On The Byrdland and some conversation

The Biggest Ted Nugent Fan On Planet Earth! Using the Ted Nugent “Tradmark Byrdland Guitar”, Watch the Byrdman Steve fire out Ted Licks Almost, Almost as good as the Nuge! Licks like Stranglehold and Paralyzed! We hope to have many more videos in the future. Thank you in advance for watching!

Learn The Stranglehold Riff! A Ted Nugent MasterPiece by The Byrdman Steve

Learn The Stranglehold Riff! A Ted Nugent MasterPiece by The Byrdman Steve.

The Stranglehold Riff by Ted Nugent is quite possibly the largest middle finger the world has ever seen! Nothing tells your opposition where to go like the opening riff to Stranglehold. The Byrdman will show you how it’s played and not without a Gibson Byrdland Guitar I might add either. Believe it or not, this is one of the easier riffs, so long as you have the Nugification attitude when it’s played.

Learn The Cat Scratch Fever Lead (By The Byrdman Steve)

Learn The Cat Scratch Fever Lead (By The Byrdman Steve)

In this video, The Byrdman Steve shows off a tad and then breaks down the lead to the love song Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent. See the Byrdman’s Authentic Gibson Byrdland Yet again. Please let us know if you have any requests or of course comments!

Learn The Cat Scratch Fever Verse and Bridge (By The Byrdmansteve)

Learn The Cat Scratch Fever Verse and Bridge (By The Byrdmansteve)

The Byrdman Steve shows you how to play the Cat Scratch Fever Verse and Bridge By Ted Nugent. A legendary song that most people do not play correctly. The Byrdman is using his own Gibson Byrdland Guitar as there is no substitute for a Byrdland!

Learn The Catscratch Fever Riff (By The ByrdmanSteve)

Learn The Catscratch Fever Riff (By The ByrdmanSteve)

In this video the Byrdman Steve will show you how to play the classic, legendary riff of Cat Scratch Fever, By Ted Nugent. The Byrdman is using his authentic 1968 Gibson Byrdland Guitar!