Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Damn Yankees - High Enough

The band was formed in 1989, consisting of Tommy Shaw of Styx, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, Ted Nugent of The Amboy Dukes and a successful solo career, and Michael Cartellone.[2] Presumably inspired by the musical of the same name, Nugent once also explained that he coined the name because whenever someone asked him how he and Tommy Shaw would sound playing together, he would always reply by saying they would sound like “a bunch of damn Yankees.”


Arno said...

The first rock show I ever saw was Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes at the plush, opulent Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga. It was good, and therefore there were no rock acts at the Tivoli for 10 years following.
Too bad Ted is an ass.

Carrie said...

I know. He used to be sort of a kook before the teabaggers got all impressed with themselves, and then he went totally bonkers. I still like his guitar playing and stuff, but yeah, he's an idiot politically (and sometimes personally, if you've ever watched some of the reality shows he's been on!)