| September 1978|
State of Shock
Hard rock, Heavy metal
| Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida,
CBS Recording Studios, New York City|
Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies, Tom Werman
Ted Nugent albums, Hard rock albums
Weekend Warriors is the fourth studio album by American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent, released in 1978.
It was the first Ted Nugent album not to feature Derek St. Holmes until Nugent in 1982. Instead, Charlie Huhn, the new guitarist for Nugent, performed on the album and several other albums until Holmes returned.
The front sleeve-art was by British artist Jeff Cummins and was originally commissioned by Oui magazine, to accompany an interview with Nugent. Nugent liked what he saw and the artwork was recommissioned by CBS, with additional work being carried out for use as the album sleeve.
Although the album was a success, it contains few songs that have become concert or radio standards.
Rock station WRIF in Detroit, Michigan used the song "Weekend Warriors" to kick off the start of the weekend at 6:00 PM, which was usually preceded by former DJ Arthur Penhallow proclaiming "It's the weekend!" Similarly, rock station WKTG in Madisonville, Kentucky used to use "Weekend Warriors" every Friday at 5:00 PM to start the weekend. However, the song has not been used recently, as it has been replaced by Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend".
All songs by Ted NugentSide one
- "Need You Bad" – 4:19
- "One Woman" – 4:04
- "I Got the Feelin'" – 3:05
- "Tight Spots" – 2:55
- "Venom Soup" – 5:47
Ted Nugent - lead and rhythm guitars, lead vocals, bass on track 10, percussion
Charlie Huhn - lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar on track 2
John Sauter - bass guitar
Cliff Davies - drums, electronic drums, producer
David Hull - bass on tracks 2, 5, 6, 8
Lew Futterman, Tom Werman - producers
Steve Klein - engineer
Tim Geelan - engineer, mixing
Kevin Ryan, Lou Schlossberg, Phil Giambaivo - assistant engineers
- "Smokescreen" – 4:15
- "Weekend Warriors" – 3:09
- "Cruisin'" – 3:26
- "Good Friends and a Bottle of Wine" – 4:00
- "Name Your Poison" – 4:30
1Need You Bad4:18Weekend Warriors (album) Wikipedia
3I Got the Feelin'3:03