|Cat Scratch Fever|
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 13, 1977|
|Recorded||January and March 1977|
|Studio||Columbia Recording Studios, New York City and CBS Studios, London, England|
|Producer||Lew Futterman, Tom Werman, Cliff Davies|
|Ted Nugent chronology|
|Singles from Cat Scratch Fever|
Cat Scratch Fever is the third studio album by American rock musician Ted Nugent. It was released on May 13, 1977, by Epic Records. Vocalist Derek St. Holmes, who had left the band during the recording of the album Free-for-All , had come back for touring in 1976 and was again the principal lead singer on this album.
A commercial success, the album has been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA.Nugent released his next album, Double Live Gonzo! , the following year.
|Christgau's Record Guide||B|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||8/10|
Cat Scratch Fever received a mostly positive review from Greg Prato of AllMusic, who remarked that it "matched the focused ferocity of Nugent's excellent 1975 debut", proclaiming it a "first-rate set of brash hard rockers".
All songs written by Ted Nugent, except "Live It Up" (written by Nugent and Derek St. Holmes). All songs arranged by Nugent, Rob Grange, St. Holmes, and Cliff Davies.
|1.||"Cat Scratch Fever"||3:41|
|2.||"Wang Dang Sweet Poontang"||3:17|
|3.||"Death by Misadventure"||3:31|
|4.||"Live It Up"||4:02|
|5.||"Home Bound" (instrumental)||4:43|
|6.||"Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard"||5:44|
|8.||"A Thousand Knives"||4:48|
|9.||"Fist Fightin' Son of a Gun"||2:51|
|10.||"Out of Control"||3:27|
|11.||"Cat Scratch Fever" (live)||4:52|
|12.||"Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" (live)||5:44|
|1977||Swedish Albums Chart||14|
|Billboard 200 (US)||17|
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||90|
|RPM100 Albums (Canada)||25|
|UK Album Chart||28|
|1977||"Cat Scratch Fever"||Billboard Hot 100 (US)||30|
|RPM100 Top Singles (Canada)||37|
|1978||"Home Bound"||Billboard Hot 100 (US)||70|
|U.S.||RIAA||2001||3× Platinum (3,000,000)|
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