Intensities in 10 Cities

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Intensities in 10 Cities
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Live album by
ReleasedMarch 2, 1981 [1]
RecordedAugust–September 1980
Genre Hard rock
Label Epic
Producer Ric Browde, Cliff Davies, Lew Futterman
Ted Nugent chronology
Scream Dream
Intensities in 10 Cities
Singles from Intensities in 10 Cities
  1. "Jailbait"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Land of a Thousand Dances" / "The TNT Overture"
    Released: 1981
  3. "The Flying Lip Lock"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10 [3]

Intensities in 10 Cities is the second live album by the American guitarist Ted Nugent, released in 1981 and consisting of ten songs recorded during the last ten dates of Nugent's 1980 tour. Nugent played two or three new songs every night on the tour and told audiences he was recording them for possible inclusion in a new live album featuring all previously unreleased songs. None of the songs had appeared on any previous Ted Nugent album. [1] Nugent explained at the time that about twenty previously unreleased songs were played at the beginning of the tour, and at the end the best ten were recorded live rather than in the studio later, because they were well-honed from months of performances and had the extra spark of a live setting. [1] It was Ted Nugent's final album for Epic Records and the last album to feature drummer Cliff Davies.


The album was ranked at number 9 on Guitar World's list of the "Top 10 Live Albums." [4] Australian band TISM parodied the title on their 1991 video release Incontinent in Ten Continents.

The ten cities/venues were:

Two tracks from the album (as well as others from various Nugent live releases) appeared on his 2010 release Setlist, part of Legacy Recordings' series of live artist-specific compilations from its catalogue. "The Flying Ziplock" is listed as from the New Haven Coliseum, and "I Take No Prisoners" from the Providence Civic Center. This is the first time specific tracks have been identified as from specific venues.

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Ted Nugent, except "Land of a Thousand Dances", written by Chris Kenner.

Side one
  1. "Put Up or Shut Up" – 3:21
  2. "Spontaneous Combustion" – 3:53
  3. "My Love Is Like a Tire Iron" – 5:48
  4. "Jailbait" – 5:15
  5. "I Am a Predator" – 3:16
Side two
  1. "Heads Will Roll" – 4:07
  2. "The Flying Lip Lock" – 4:07
  3. "Land of a Thousand Dances" – 4:39
  4. "The TNT Overture" – 4:31
  5. "I Take No Prisoners" – 3:30


Band members



1981 RPM100 Albums (Canada) [5] 17
Billboard 200 (US) [6] 51
UK Album Chart [7] 75


1981"Jailbait" Billboard Mainstream Rock (US) [8] 56
"Land of a Thousand Dances"47
"The Flying Lip Lock"36

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