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lettre de cachet Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 05:20 AM
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Patti Smith/Ted Nugent fight on WABX
Edited on Fri Feb-02-07 05:21 AM by lettre de cachet
I was wondering if anyone here knew anything about a Patti Smith/Ted Nugent fight that supposedly happened on WABX in Detroit. Was it physical?
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 10:57 AM
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1. here's something about it
Edited on Fri Feb-02-07 10:58 AM by Strawman
I never knew that. WABX is a little before my time. Good for her. Guess Ted was babbling too long on the radio. Big surprise, huh?

http://us.2.p.webhosting.yahoo.com/gb/view?member=mknn6...

"Oh so many flashbacks. How about working at WABX circa 1979 (MD, Asst PD) and watching Patti Smith punch Ted Nugent right in his chest for taking too much time during his interview since she was scheduled next."
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-02-07 08:57 PM
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2. I remember the story well.
Edited on Fri Feb-02-07 08:57 PM by maddogesq
I remember that idiotpath Nuge bragging about how he put "Double Live Gonzo" stickers all over Patti's limo or what vehicle (can't quite recall).

WABX: Wow, remember Steve Dahl and his characters Travis, Baba Gee and Thumbs? He went to Chicago after getting kicked out of Detroit and I listened to him while going to college there from 83-85/
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lettre de cachet Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 03:11 AM
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6. Funtime
Edited on Mon Feb-05-07 03:11 AM by lettre de cachet
WABX got knocked a bit among my peers for playing "weird" music. I loved them for it.

Around '84 I recorded Blondie doing Iggy's "Funtime" off of WABX. It was a better recording than the one on the Picture This Live CD. The one ABX played had louder synthesizers, and you could hear the boys yelling "Fun" and growling insanely. I really regret not making more copies of it. A female DJ played it and then played "Sunday Girl".
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 05:25 PM
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8. 'ABX was the radical leftist hippie radio station in Detroit
and that was at a time when ALL FM stations and DJ's were leftists.
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lettre de cachet Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 02:52 AM
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5. Thanks
That's a great site for radio from the past. We had some great ones. From CKLW to the Midnight Cafe to the Electrifying Mojo.
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herbbrown Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-03-07 12:05 PM
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3. I'll do ya one better
Edited on Sat Feb-03-07 12:54 PM by herbbrown
I remember listening to the radio that day. It was on the "Lunch with Lubin" show. If I remember right he "Jerry Lubin" was interviewing Patti for the show, I guess Nugent was going to be interviewed next, he came in the studio early. When he came in the studio he must of come over to Smith and either started to feel her up or made a physical move toward her, all I remember Smith saying is "Get your fu**ing hands off me" I remember Nugent giving a whoa or something and then they quickly cut to commercial, if I remember correctly the f*ck got out over air, I remember I was taping the show on a cassette that day but it's long gone.

I instantly thought Patti Smith was the greatest after that interview, and I liked her even more when she stuck up for Ralph Nader on the Randi Rhodes show and Rhodes basically put her and Nader down and called her a psychotic for the next day and a half. The main reason I don't take Rhodes seriously to this day. As far as Patti's concerned she's the greatest, and as honest as Ralph Nader. I just wish alot of other so called Democrats were also.
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lettre de cachet Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 02:39 AM
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4. Randi and Patti
I listened to the Randi interview off the archives at her website a while back. She asked Patti why Nader hadn't been actively campaigning. Randi wouldn't drop the question and kept repeating it louder and faster. I was thinking, "Okay already, move on to the next question." This was before I knew how much many Dems hate Nader so I was surprised by Randi's horrible interview at the time.

Randi's still one of my favorite AAR personalities, but that interview knocked her down a few pegs in my mind.




Ted isn't who he claims to be. THE PUSSYCAT loved the THEATRE.
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herbbrown Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 09:34 AM
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7. Here's my problem with Randi
Edited on Mon Feb-05-07 09:38 AM by herbbrown
and the many Dems that hate Ralph Nader. Instead of supporting Nader and getting a broader voice into politics and the 2 party dictatorship in this country, they would rather support tyranical coporate candidates like Hillary Clinton who wouldn't even debate an opponent in the Dem Senate race in NY, Jonathan Tasini who had 44 percent of the vote in some polls. This is Democracy? This is what I want the Democratic party to become? Rhodes, while I agree with much of what she says is still a supporter and member of the corporate cash register democracy that this country and my Democratic party has become. She's also a bully which the Patti Smith interview proved. In many ways she's the Bill O'Rielly of the left, but I really shouldn't go that far. I'm just pissed of what my Democratic party is becoming, and no I will not support or vote for Hillary Clinton under any circumstance. I know this is getting far off the focus of the origianal question, I just feel I've got to get some things off my chest. Also go to see the Documentary on Nader "An unreasonable Man" when it comes around. I believe it's at the Detroit Film Theatre in April. Naders on "Democracy Now.org" today I'm listening to it now, which is why my danders probably up.
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Former_AIR_ACE Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-26-08 11:30 AM
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9. Transcript - Lunch with Lubin - June 16, 1978
In listening back to the tape it sounded slightly physical to me.....

WABX, Detroit - Lunch with Lubin - June 16, 1978

Ted Nugent - Snakeskin Cowboys
Music Fades Out

Laughing Fades In

Ted Nugent: Alright
Jerry Lubin: Is your name really Theodore?
TN: Its true. Its true.
JL: Theodore, Theodore, Theodore.
TN: And Theodore says hi to young Patricia who just sleazed in the door out there. I see ya out there, Patty. Dont pretend youre not here. We smelled ya when you crossed Woodward and Gratiot.
JL (as if not hearing the last comment): Listen is this tune that (Ted Laughs) we just Ted played is that autobiographical?
TN: Snakeskin Cowboys? No actually thats about queers.
JL: Huh?
TN: No its not really auto biographical. No thats a song
JL: I thought that maybe you had ah
TN: Well
JL: offed some animal and, ah, made a jacket
TN: Snakeskin? That yeah Stuff like that, yeah. I used to wear that kinda stuff. In fact I still have some snakeskin boots lurking around some closet somewhere.
JL: Hmm
TN: Yeah, snakeskin cowboys, you know, who the hell you think you are.
JL: What was we were talking about while listening to this that
TN Interrupting: Ah the new band.
JL: The new band.
TN: Here she is! Have a seat. Pattys gonna make a statement.
(microphone manhandling sounds)
Patty Smith: Out. Out.
TN: Shes gonna make a statement.
PS: Its 1 oclock.
TN: 1 oclock, my rectum, honey. Gimme da mike! (unintelligible)
PS: Its 1 oclock.
TN: Youre from New York, Im from Detroit.
PS: I aint from New York.
(microphone manhandling sounds)
TN/PS: (unintelligible)
JL: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute, guys. (smirky tone) We cant have any fights here in the studio.
TN/PS: (unintelligible)
(microphone manhandling sounds)
PS: Dont touch me! Dont touch me!
TN: I know you said that last time.
PS: Get your fuckin hands off me!
JL: WoaWellllll.
(microphone manhandling sounds)
TN: Look at this. On the air.
PS: Get your hands off me. And out.
TN: Arite. Arite. We got it.

Music starts abruptly
Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever (How appropriate)
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Royal Oak Rog Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-26-08 10:54 PM
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10. God Bless Patti Smith
She was on to that dickhead even back then. Is that you Jerry? Lunch with Lubin rocked, as did all of ABX.
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 07:23 PM
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11. I think it was sometime later that Nuge bragged about...
plastering Patti's ride with "Double Live Gonzo" stickers. I guess Tedly never got beyong junior high states of mind. He was an ass then, and he is an ass now.

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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-28-08 08:04 PM
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12. I wish CJOM would come back too.
What a station that was!
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jmarsh2001 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-10-08 11:14 PM
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13. Ted Nugent Patti Smith tape.
Can we get a copy of this tape? I'd love to here it!
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