Picks and Pans Review: Little Miss Dangerous

updated 04/21/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/21/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

Ted Nugent

On this record Nugent offers up a wild, woolly cover of My Little Red Book by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, originally recorded by Love. For most rockers this 1966 pop ditty would be a strange, too sweet retrieval from the musical vaults. In Nugent's case it's probably a vital part of his memory. The Motor City maniac has been recording since 1965, first with the Amboy Dukes. He continues to crank out a distinctive brand of radioactive rock that on Little Miss Dangerous sounds fresh and energetic. Song titles such as High Heels in Motion and Savage Dancer indicate that his primary obsession—with girls, females and women—hasn't altered. Co-producer Peter Solley, working on his first Nugent album, manages to clean up Nugent's grumbly, rowdy vocals. Yes, the music is one-dimensional, but it's dynamic enough to introduce a new generation of metal fans to Uncle Ted. (Atlantic)

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