This is gonzo guitarist Ted Nugent's signature tune and may have marked the beginnings of the loin-clothed singer's longtime obsession with wild animals. The rock beast who cannot be tamed screamed into the mainstream with the Top 30 title song from his 1977 album; it later became an album radio staple. One listen to "Cat Scratch Fever" and it's clear the guy was a riff genius. The live version of the song also helped to catapult his follow-up album, Double Live Gonzo, into the multi-platinum arena. The song has been covered by everyone from the bold and brash Motörhead (on their 1992 March or Die album) to the fey and gentle Moog Cookbook, who included it on their synthesized journey through the center of classic rock, Ye Old Space Band Plays Classic Rock. Naturally, it was included on the soundtrack to 1999's Detroit Rock City. The challenge? To recall anything from the lyric besides the title refrain.