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If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em

If You Can't Lick 'Em...Lick 'Em by Ted Nugent
Released: Jan 1988
Label: Eagle Rock/Eagle Records
Nugent teams up with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora on "That's the Story of Love" here, which closes out this 1988 release. Judging from the album title and cover art, he presumably collaborated with whoever he sat in the back of the class with in 7th grade for the rest of the album. The title cut is every bit as classy as you'd expect, with that rolling, metallic churn Nugent is the king of (a la "Stranglehold") and a menacingly taut guitar solo. As always, even if Nugent is unapologetically trying to offend damn near everybody, his guitar playing ends up stealing the show ("Skintight").
Mike McGuirk
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