State of Shock (Ted Nugent album)

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State of Shock
StateOfShock TedNugentsalbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1979 [1]
Recorded1979
StudioQuadradial Studios, Miami, Florida and CBS Recording Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length40:43
Label Epic
Producer Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies
Ted Nugent chronology
Weekend Warriors
(1978)
State of Shock
(1979)
Scream Dream
(1980)
Singles from State of Shock
  1. "I Want to Tell You" / "Bite Down Hard"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Classic Rock Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 9/10 [4]

State of Shock is the fifth solo studio album by American hard rock musician Ted Nugent. The album was released in May 1979, by Epic Records.

Contents

State of Shock closed a decade in which Nugent took his hard-rocking wildman persona to the top of the charts. Although the album reached the U.S. Top 20 and quickly went gold, it is Nugent's first solo album not to attain platinum certification. [5]

The best known track remains the album opener "Paralyzed", which was performed live on a 1980 episode of the TV show Fridays , and turned up again a year later on Great Gonzos!: The Best of Ted Nugent . Other highlights include "Saddle Sore" and "Alone," a rare "power ballad" for him, sung by Charlie Huhn. A live show originally broadcast as an episode of King Biscuit Flower hour from this era is captured on the 1997 archive release Live at Hammersmith '79. Unlike most King Biscuit live shows that were released on CD in the late 1990s, the show was released by Nugent's record label (Epic/Legacy) rather than by King Biscuit directly.

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Ted Nugent, except "I Want to Tell You", written by George Harrison

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Paralyzed"4:09
2."Take It or Leave It"4:07
3."Alone"5:20
4."It Don't Matter"3:08
5."State of Shock"3:22
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."I Want to Tell You"4:52
7."Satisfied"5:49
8."Bite Down Hard"3:21
9."Snake Charmer"3:19
10."Saddle Sore"3:16

Personnel

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
1979 Billboard 200 (US) [6] 18
RPM100 Albums (Canada) [7] 18
Australia (Kent Music Report) [8] 57

Certifications

CountryOrganizationYearSales
U.S. RIAA 1979Gold (500,000) [9]
Canada CRIA 1979Gold (50,000) [10]

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