It's been quite a while, but there was a point in time where if you were an American Musician, especially a Country musician, and you said you disagreed with, didn't like, or gulp were "embarrassed the President was from (insert your home state here)"...
If you did that, and that President was George W. Bush, you'd have a full-on Shit Storm land on your career and your life.
Fans turned on them. Destroying their CDs. Country Music Black-Listed the Band. They received numerous Death Threats. They were ruined, destroyed. Still, they persevered even when everything verbal (and sometimes physically) was thrown against them, it was practically a miracle they were able to remain in the entertainment industry at all. But they did.
Now Ted Nugent has finally tasted his first little bit of what the Chicks went through after his comments that if the current President is re-elected he will either be "Dead or In Jail", because he claims the President, Vice President and Attorney General are "Criminals" who need to have their "Heads Chopped Off". Oh, and that Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz are "varmint, cockroach, scoundrels" too.
Ted's been dis-invited from performing before the Army at Fort Knox.
(CNN) -- It's lights out on Ted Nugent's scheduled performance at an Army base in Kentucky.This is just one show, just one event - where Nugent was to be the opening act with fellow aging self-coverband rockers REO Speedwagon and Styx.
Commanders at Fort Knox have decided against allowing the "Motor City Madman" to take the stage at the base in June, the latest fallout over Nugent's comments that he would be "dead or in jail" if President Barack Obama were re-elected.
"After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation," according to an announcement posted Saturday on the base's Facebook page
I personally don't want Ted to go through what the Chicks went through. Being the blowhard wimp bullshit spigot that he is, it would probably crush him into powder to be massively shunned and humiliated the way they were and that's too cruel a fate even for him. Besides, technically he can't suffer the way they did because he doesn't really have a freaking career. All he can do is play his one or two hits over and over for 30-40 mins and call it a "Show". That's already pretty pathetic.
Other than Classic Rock, he's already off the radio. What is there to Boycott? "Wang Dang Sweet Poon Tang?" According to AllMusic.com his last charting Bill Board Single "Little Miss Dangerous" (#22 on Mainstream Rock) was in 1986 - 26 years ago. (If you include the last charting Damn Yankee single which features Styx's Tommy Shaw - that was in 1993, 19 years ago) Nobody is playing that shit on the air anymore. Please.
You can't stomp MP3's into the ground, you'd just wind up fucking up your player and what's the point of that? iPods aren't that cheap.
You really can't embarrass Ted Nugent much more than the fact that he's already Fracking Ted Nugent. A draft dodger, a big bad hunter who apparently can't count to TWO as he just recently pleaded guilty to violating the Alaska Bear hunting Limit, an admitted pedophile and misogynist who actually thinks this is a nifty album cover.
What's the matter "Smell the Glove" too subtle and tame for you Theodore?
Spinal Tap is actually a step upward from Nugent. Several steps, and they weren't even a "Real" band. I'd still take
Derek David St.Hubbins over Theodore any day. David is smarter.
Ted is already his own worst enemy, whose greatest claim to actual fame is being a mediocre guitarist, terrible singer and unrepentant asshole. You can't really go much further down from there, that's rock bottom.
At least though, he doesn't get another chance to spew his Anti-Democrat Hate Speech before the Troops who have to follow that Democrat as their Commander and Chief. Even the Army realizes that's one bridge that is simply too far to cross.
Oh, and despite his big story about crapping his pants for a week so that he'd be rejected by the draft board - Nugent actually had a student deferment from attending Oakland Community College.
This is from his Wiki.
In 2006, an interviewer from the British newspaper The Independent questioned Nugent about a 1977 interview in High Times magazine in which Nugent allegedly detailed elaborate steps taken to avoid the Vietnam draft. In the interview Nugent says, contrary to the story in High Times, that "I had a 1Y [student deferment]. I enrolled at Oakland Community College.". However, the Selective Service classification for student deferment is actually 2-S, and medical deferment is 1-Y. A copy of Nugent's Selective Service record shows that he had at separate times both a 1-Y medical deferment and 2-S student deferment.Wiki being Wiki, I dug up some more.
His draft document shows he had a succession of deferments 1-S (High School), 1A (Available), 2-S (School), 1A (Available), 1-Y (Available, but only qualified in the event or National Emergency) & what looks like "WF", but could be "4-F" (Not suitable for service). It does say that the date of his physical examination was 8-22-69 and the results were "REJ" (Rejected).
It seems that now, he's been rejected again and is no longer suitable for even Playing in front of the Military.