The Amboy Dukes
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||psychedelic psychedelic rock 60s classic rock garage rock rock hard rock garage acid rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s|
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, USA, the Amboy Dukes - John Drake (vocals), Ted Nugent (13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA; lead guitar), Steve Farmer (rhythm guitar), Rick Lorber (keyboards), Bill White (bass) and Dave Palmer (drums) - achieved notoriety for their rendition of Journey To The Center Of The Mind, which featured Nugents snarling guitar and reached the US Top 20 in 1968. The brashness of their version of Thems Baby Please Dont Go set the tone for the bands subsequent albums on which Farmers rather pretentious lyrics often undermined the music on offer. The band was highly competent on instrumentals, however, such as the evocative Scottish Tea. Frequent changes in personnel (Drake, Lorber and White were replaced, in turn, by Rusty Day, Andy Solomon and Greg Arama) made little difference to the Amboy Dukes development, as the band increasingly became an outlet for...