Spirit of the Wild

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Spirit of the Wild
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1995
StudioTazmania Studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Genre Hard rock
Length60:56
Label Atlantic
Producer Mike Lutz, Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent chronology
If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em
(1988)
Spirit of the Wild
(1995)
Live at Hammersmith '79
(1997)
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Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 4/10 [3]

Spirit of the Wild is the eleventh studio album by American hard rock musician Ted Nugent. The album was released in May 1995 by Atlantic Records. It was produced by Mike Lutz from the Brownsville Station rock band, and engineered by Jim Vitti and Mike Lutz.

Contents

This album marked the return of Nugent's original sound of hard rock instead of the pop metal style of his '80s solo work, as well as the brief return of vocalist Derek St. Holmes. "Spirit of the Wild" is the theme song for Ted Nugent's hunting TV show Spirit of the Wild. The sixth track "Fred Bear" is a tribute to the bowman Fred Bear.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thighraceous" Derek St. Holmes, Ted Nugent 3:48
2."Wrong Side of Town"Benny Rappa, Lutz, Nugent5:15
3."I Shoot Back"St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent3:50
4."Tooth, Fang & Claw"Nugent6:49
5."Lovejacker"St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent4:32
6."Fred Bear"Nugent7:41
7."Primitive Man"St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent5:56
8."Hot or Cold"St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent4:31
9."Kiss My Ass"Nugent3:20
10."Heart & Soul"St. Holmes, Lutz, Nugent4:44
11."Spirit of the Wild"St. Holmes, Nugent4:22
12."Just Do It Like This"Nugent6:08

Personnel

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

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References

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