Devil Without a Cause [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Like Marlon Brando in "The Wild One," this Motor City Madman would likely answer the question "What are you rebelling against?" with a sneered "Whaddaya got?" The Kid, however, would probably encore by lobbing a cream pie into the face of the inquisitor -- such is the attitude on this ridiculously sublime sonic escapade. Focusing on the finer things in life -- such as the title track's sensible demand that he be offered "no more floozies, just high-class ho's" -- the artist formerly known as Bob Ritchie wheedles and boasts through a series of adventures most notably "I Am the Bullgod" and "Welcome to the Party" that mix old-school hip-hop grandstanding with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Like Marlon Brando in "The Wild One," this Motor City Madman would likely answer the question "What are you rebelling against?" with a sneered "Whaddaya got?" The Kid, however, would probably encore by lobbing a cream pie into the face of the inquisitor -- such is the attitude on this ridiculously sublime sonic escapade. Focusing on the finer things in life -- such as the title track's sensible demand that he be offered "no more floozies, just high-class ho's" -- the artist formerly known as Bob Ritchie wheedles and boasts through a series of adventures most notably "I Am the Bullgod" and "Welcome to the Party" that mix old-school hip-hop grandstanding with proto-Nugent posturing. With the aid of his band, Twisted Brown Trucker, Rock walks the genre-bending line more effectively than like-minded acts such as Korn and Limp Bizkit, thanks to his refusal to get bogged down in whiny adolescent angst. Ultimately, you'll have as easy a time finding deeper meaning here as you will deciphering the lyrics to "Bawitdaba" -- which is a welcome state of affairs.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's unlikely that even Kid Rock believed he had an album as good as Devil Without a Cause in him. Nobody else believed it, that's for sure. But he didn't just find the perfect extention of his Beastie and Diamond Dave infatuations here, he came up with the great hard rock album of the late '90s -- a fearlessly funny, bone-crunching record that manages to sustain its strength, not just until the end of its long running time, but through repeated plays. The key to its sucesss is that it's never trying to be a hip-hop record. It's simply a monster rock album, as Twisted Brown Trucker turns out thunderous, funky noise -- and that's funky not just in the classic sense, but also in a Southern-fried, white trash sense, as he gives this as much foundation in country as he does hip-hop. But what really reigns supreme on Devil Without a Cause is a love of piledriving, classic hard rock, not just that of hometown hero Bob Seger, but Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Halen, and faceless arena rock ballads. The Kid makes it all shine with rhymes so clever and irresistible that it's impossible not to quote them. For all its modernity -- Rock's rapping, the titanic metallic guitars, Joe C's sideshow sidekick, the plea to "get in the pit and try to love someone" -- this is firmly in the tradition of classic hard rock, and it's the best good-time hard rock album in years certainly the best of the last three years of the '90s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/1998
  • Label: Lava
  • UPC: 075678311925
  • Catalog Number: 83119
  • Sales rank: 10,501

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kid Rock Primary Artist, Band
Kenny Olson Guitar
Shirley Hayden Background Vocals
Jason Krause Electric Guitar
Joe C. Rap
Jimmy Bones Keyboards
Stefanie Eulinberg Drums
Tweeds Kracker Turntables
Misty Love Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kid Rock Producer, String Arrangements
Al Sutton Engineer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Jennifer Barbato Art Direction
John Travis Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    gettin a bit real...

    I'm only a year older than Kid Rock, and I've enjoyed a good bit of this album..the realness of his moods, and the arrogance of his lyrics are amusing to no end. Only God Knows why.....hey, this piece I could have wrote myself.....Introduced me to this artist. I've felt his pain, but not played his game. Music to me is how I express myself, and when I find a song I can feel,,,,,,I hold onto it forever. I don't feel much anymore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of rap-metal's finest

    Kid Rock deserves a huge round of applause for this ground-breaking masterpiece. Each track on this album is filled with intense energy that you can't help but love. For people who like to get amped, this album is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A very good album by a master artist

    Bob Ritchie is a genious with words. Although vulgar and offense, I listen to the style and the meanings behind the songs. I am happy that he finally made it to the rich life and his new album, Cocky, is a great piece of work as well. Buy this album should you be interested in what Bob Ritchie aka Kid Rock has to say.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Peak of his career

    Before ''Devil Without a Cause'', I had no idea who Kid Rock was. Well I can say now that he's a great artist and I've never enjoyed an album as much as this one. You definitely owe it to yourself, especially if you enjoy this type of music to pick up it up. Every song on this album is great and you'll still be listening to it a year from now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KID ROCK PUTS LITTLE BOYS TO SHAME!!

    Haha! Kid rock is the best and it gives girls like me who really dont have a chance of ever getting him (i'm 15) a fantasy 2 dream about and the realization of what the little boyz we usually date are!! I love Kid rock hes not only hot but is music is the best but its not just good listening if u think about it its very intelligent music like it takes a lot of hard work 2 mix and write the way he duz! and by the way the dude who said kid rocks not underground well yeah i think we got that no one ever said he is! i dont think u know what underground is! kid rock went diamond so of course hes not underground underground is music that havent been able 2 hit sales like kid rock thats all end of discussion its not a cetain genre of music! any wayz kid rock is the best i love him and alwayz will this is an awesom c.d and cant wait 4 his newest one! guess what pplz there is a new one coming!!! YAY!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KID ROCK IS THE BOMB!!!!!!

    Kid Rock is the best! His name says it all! He has great music and everyone should by his cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yeah, thats right this album sucks.....................

    This album is really really good, there're loads of good songs on this album like Black Chick White guy; devil without a cause; wasting time, etc. go buy it, its a bargain. its got a really good mix or mellow and rock tunes and frankly it ROCKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The KID Friggin RULES!!

    Kid Rock is a great artist. His musical ability clearly ranks among the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    kidrock rules

    all you people need to buy his cds they are awesome!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD by Kid Rock

    I love this CD because it kicks a**. Every song on this CD kicks a**, because it is a kick a** CD. There is no weak songs on this CD. Kid Rock is a really unique band. They can do it with the hard rock on songs like ''Bawitdaba'' and ''Somebody's Gotta Feal This''. Then they can go with the rap style in tracks like ''Devil Without A Cause'' and ''Welcome 2 The Party''. This is a great CD and I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best CD's I've ever heard

    ''Devil Without a Cause'' has so much musical variety, one could never get bored listening. I'm a 35-year-old mother, not a likely Kid Rock fan, but I listen to this CD every day, all day long. I absolutely love the music and the lyrics, even the raunchy ones, but I think the reviewer who said Kid Rock is a good teen role model should have his head examined.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid Rock Kicks Ass

    I thought that Kid Rock's Devil Without A Cause was one of the best albums I ever listened to. Everything about this album rocked. The beats were tight, the songs ruled, and the lyrics to many of the songs are hilarious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KID ROCK-THE KINGS OF ROCK

    KID ROCK IS AWSOME, AND DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE IS A GREAT ALBUM. I LISTEN TO KID ROCK EVERY CHANCE I GET.DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE HAS SOME OF MY FAVORITE SONGS ON IT. IF I COULD, I WOULD GIVE KID ROCK ONE MILLON STARS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid Rock really rocks the house.

    I bought the new cd two months ago and love that one too. I bring both cd's golfing with my friends on Weds. They all know each song and love it. I don't even listen to the raido in my car anymore. (it's kid rock on my cd player, that's all!!) PS. I'm 45 years old and this music is awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mary Jane's review of Kid Rock ''Bobby's'' songs

    I love to play Kid Rocks songs over and over again. I get the lyrics and try to remember every word so when I am in my car or outside sunny I know and can sing along. My son is good at remembering the words and did a lip sync to''Welcome 2 the Party'' just the first part at a school talent night show. Kid would have been pound of him. Some parents did not like it that much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best kid rock albums

    this is the best kid rock album ever. it has all different kinds of music in it. it kicks @$$

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE BEST CD'S!!!!!!!!!!

    EVERY SONG IS AWSOME YOU HAVE GOT TO BUY IT SERIOUSLY!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I knew him when!

    I know bobby from an old job,when he was a car jockey at manhattan ford,about 9 years ago,when he was making grit sandwiches for breakfast and trying to get a deal with jive rca,Its wild to see that he has made it!I wish him good luck in his success he worked hard enough!!If he see's this,tell him Frank from manhattan ford says GREAT JOB!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    thats album is grat

    I love all the songs on it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid Rock is the MAN

    This album is one of the best rap albums we've had in months. Go and buy it NOW

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