Ted Nugent - Scream Dream
Ted Nugent - Scream Dream

Ted Nugent - Scream Dream

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Scream Dream is the sixth studio album by American hard rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Ted Nugent, released by Epic Records in 1980. A live performance of "Scream Dream" has appeared on the TV show Fridays. The last album to feature founding drummer Cliff Davies.

The album-opening "Wango Tango" became an instant Nugent standard, including a humorous middle breakdown section in which he shows off with a carnival barker-esque rap. Other highlights include "Terminus El Dorado", the title track, and "Hard as Nails".

AllMusic Review by  

"Awriiiiiight, uh ze WANGO ze TANGO! One, two, three, four!" With that shriek and bludgeoning, rudimentary tandem guitar and bass riffing, Ted Nugent launches his 1980 album Scream Dream with "Wango Tango." Sweaty Teddy ain't one for subtlety, and in addition to unleashing his six-string thunder on this wickedly catchy "song," he lets loose with a slobbering, maniacal spoken section in the middle. With a handful of exceptions, Nugent isn't a good songwriter, but he plays a mean guitar, and that's really what people want to hear. His wicked playing sounds different from most of his fellow hard rock and heavy metal axemen due to his extensive use of warm-sounding, hollow-body Gibson Byrdland guitars. "Scream Dream" is darn near as addictive as "Wango Tango." The slippery mid-tempo groove of "Hard as Nails" hints at Nugent's R&B influences, but the funky bass and throaty vocals on "Terminus Eldorado" makes them crystal clear.