Born on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, the Motor City Madman—a.k.a. Ted Nugent—reached the peak of his commercial popularity in 1977 with the release of his third solo album Cat Scratch Fever. The triple-platinum record is the final album to feature Derek St. Holmes as lead vocalist, who would leave the band along with original bassist Rob Grange before 1978’s Weekend Warriors.
The album’s single“Cat Scratch Fever,” is one of three songs that Ted Nugent sings lead on here, and features one of rock and roll’s signature guitar riffs. The maniacal photo of the wide-eyed, big haired Nugent was also used as the cover of Cat Scratch Fever.