Survival of the Fittest Live

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Survival of the Fittest Live
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Live album by The Amboy Dukes
Released April 1971
Recorded Eastown Theater in Detroit, Michigan, July 31–August 1, 1970
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length47:35
Label Polydor
Producer Ted Nugent
The Amboy Dukes chronology
Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom
(1970)
Survival of the Fittest Live
(1971)
Call of the Wild
(1974)
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Survival of the Fittest Live is the fifth album by The Amboy Dukes (featuring Ted Nugent) and was released in 1971. This was the band's second album on Polydor Records. It was the second Polydor album to chart, and it peaked at #129. There were no accompanying singles released by the record company. The performance was recorded live at the Eastown Theater in Detroit, Michigan, on July 31 and August 1, 1970. Keyboardist Andy Solomon again contributed most of the vocals.

The Amboy Dukes were an American rock band formed in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, and later based in Detroit, Michigan. They are known for their one hit single "Journey to the Center of the Mind". The band's name comes from the title of a novel by Irving Shulman. In the UK the group's records were released under the name of The American Amboy Dukes because of the existence of a British group with the same name.

Ted Nugent American rock musician

Theodore Anthony Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and political activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock. After playing with the Amboy Dukes, he embarked on a solo career.

Polydor Records multinational record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, owned by Universal Music Group

Polydor Ltd. is a British record label owned by Universal Music Group. It has a close relationship with Universal's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, which distributes Polydor's releases in the United States; in turn, Polydor distributes Interscope releases in the United Kingdom. Polydor was established in London in 1954 as a British subsidiary of German company Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Ted Nugent unless noted.

  1. "Survival of the Fittest" (Ted Nugent, Rob Ruzga, Andy Solomon, K. J. Knight) – 6:17
  2. "Rattle My Snake" – 3:00
  3. "Mr. Jones' Hanging Party" – 4:55
  4. "Papa's Will" – 9:00
  5. "Slidin' On" – 3:03
  6. "Prodigal Man" – 21:20

Personnel

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References

  1. Survival of the Fittest Live at AllMusic
  2. "Survival of the Fittest Live by Ted Nugent @ ARTISTdirect.com - Shop, Listen, Download". Artistdirect.com. 1970-08-01. Retrieved 2012-03-11.