Stranglehold (Ted Nugent song)

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Song by Ted Nugent
from the album Ted Nugent
ReleasedNovember 1975 (1975-11) (US)
March 1976 (1976-03) (UK)[1]
Length8:26 (album)
3:40 (single)
  • Ted Nugent
  • Rob Grange

"Stranglehold" is a single and the first track from Ted Nugent's self-titled 1975 album. The vocals are by Derek St. Holmes. However, the "Sometimes you wanna get higher" verse is sung by Nugent. Nugent admits that the song was cowritten by Rob Grange, who received no share.[4]

"Stranglehold" – a guitar-driven track, over eight minutes long - set the stage for Nugent's career, its guitar solo having been recorded in a single take. “I used delays to create this really wild guitar duet with Ted," said producer Tom Werman. "It was like two guys were playing. I sent it off to Ted for his approval, he called me up and said, ‘I love what you did with Stranglehold – but don’t ever do that again without asking me.’”[5]


'Stranglehold' has been ranked 31st greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitar World.[6]

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  1. ^ Strong, M. C. (1995). The Great Rock Discography. Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd. p. 594. ISBN 0-86241-385-0.
  2. ^ Peter Gavrilovich; Bill McGraw (2000). The Detroit Almanac: 300 Years of Life in the Motor City. Detroit Free Press. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-937247-34-1.
  3. ^ Pete Prown; HP Newquist (1997). Legends of Rock Guitar: The Essential Reference of Rock's Greatest Guitarists. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7935-4042-6.
  4. ^ Martin Popoff (2012). Epic Ted Nugent. Toronto, Canada: Power Chord Press. pp. 64–65.
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  6. ^ "50 Greatest Guitar Solos". 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2012-09-07.

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