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Don't Tread on Me

Happy Independence Day, glam fans. Hopefully, you are enjoying a day off and preparing to barbecue with your family and friends. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at work, writing two shows with a skeleton crew.

The Independence Day holiday always reminds me of crazy Uncle Ted Nugent. The man is about as conservative as I am liberal. He wears his political beliefs on his sleeve. Back in the day, Ted Nugent formed Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and Michael Cartellone. They created some of the best harmonies in all of melodic rock.

In 1992, the band released Don't Tread, and embarked on a massively successful-patriotic themed tour. Here's a video from that tour. Damn Yankees "Don't Tread."

Reader Comments (4)

Have a rockin' 4th of July Allyson!
I have always been a Damn Yankees & Nugent fan. I think he is a very talented guitarist.
July 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
A guy I work with went to see the Nuge a few years ago and he said that in the middle of the set, the Nuge shot a life-size Saddam Hussein with a crossbow. While I don't share most of his positions (I'm a vegetarian and a pretty serious liberal, though not at all a Democrat, after all), you have to respect that he's so open about them in an industry that isn't known for its conservatism. Plus, when he's on, he's a pretty exciting guitar player. I can't say I cared much for Damn Yankees, but he certainly had his run in the 70s.
July 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl

I didn't know you practiced the veggie life like me!

July 4, 2007 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
Hey, that's cool. It's always nice to find more vegetarians in the world. My team at work has three vegetarians out of about 15 people, my manager being one of them. Since she's been there, I never have to worry about what there will be to eat at company lunches, etc.
July 4, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl

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