Cat Scratch Fever

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Cat Scratch Fever
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 13, 1977
RecordedJanuary and March 1977
Studio Columbia Recording Studios, New York City and CBS Studios, London, England
Genre
Length38:16
Label Epic
Producer Lew Futterman, Tom Werman, Cliff Davies
Ted Nugent chronology
Free-for-All
(1976)
Cat Scratch Fever
(1977)
Double Live Gonzo!
(1978)
Singles from Cat Scratch Fever
  1. "Cat Scratch Fever" / "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang"
    Released: May 13, 1977
  2. "Home Bound" / "Death by Misadventure"
    Released: 1978

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.

Contents

A commercial success, the album has been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. [2] Nugent released his next album, Double Live Gonzo! , the following year.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [1]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [3]
Christgau's Record Guide B [4]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10 [5]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [6]

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". [1]

Track listing

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.

Side one
No.TitleLength
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
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Workin' Hard, Playin' Hard"5:44
7."Sweet Sally"2:34
8."A Thousand Knives"4:48
9."Fist Fightin' Son of a Gun"2:51
10."Out of Control"3:27
1999 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Cat Scratch Fever" (live)4:52
12."Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" (live)5:44

Personnel

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
1977 Swedish Albums Chart [7] 14
Billboard 200 (US) [8] 17
Australia (Kent Music Report) [9] 90
RPM100 Albums (Canada) [10] 25
UK Album Chart [11] 28

Singles

YearTitleChartPosition
1977"Cat Scratch Fever" Billboard Hot 100 (US) [12] 30
RPM100 Top Singles (Canada) [13] 37
1978"Home Bound"Billboard Hot 100 (US) [12] 70

Certifications

CountryOrganizationYearSales
U.S. RIAA 20013× Platinum (3,000,000) [2]
Canada CRIA 1979Platinum (100,000) [14]

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