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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kid Rock doesn't have all that much in common with David Bowie -- with the notable exception of an uncanny ability for self-reinvention. On this self-titled disc, the Motor City bad boy has all but entirely dispensed with the redneck rap-rock that catapulted him into the mainstream. In its place, Rock offers plenty of heartland boogie -- the kind of stuff that wouldn't be out of place on classic sides by Canned Heat, or even Black Oak Arkansas. His cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," which hews fairly closely to the original, offers plenty of room for headbanging, while "Son of Detroit," his latest ode to his hometown, is the most no-nonsense of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kid Rock doesn't have all that much in common with David Bowie -- with the notable exception of an uncanny ability for self-reinvention. On this self-titled disc, the Motor City bad boy has all but entirely dispensed with the redneck rap-rock that catapulted him into the mainstream. In its place, Rock offers plenty of heartland boogie -- the kind of stuff that wouldn't be out of place on classic sides by Canned Heat, or even Black Oak Arkansas. His cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," which hews fairly closely to the original, offers plenty of room for headbanging, while "Son of Detroit," his latest ode to his hometown, is the most no-nonsense of the stompers, rife with reminders that he's "a long haired, redneck son of Detroit." The second element of that self-description is in full flight here as well, with the David Allen Coe collaboration "Cold and Empty" positively oozing outlaw cred, and the self-explanatory "Hillbilly Stomp," which features a cameo by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, trailing empty Lone Star bottles in its wake. There're a few clunkers, most of which come in the form of ill-advised ballads, but there's no doubting that Kid Rock's heart is in the right place -- in the corner of a dark, smoky bar with a jukebox that never stops.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kid Rock gained his fame as a white-trash rapper, but he retained his fame as a white-trash rocker, using the breakthrough of 1998's Devil Without a Cause to refashion himself as a modern-day blue-collar rocker, as comfortable with crunching bluesy riffs as he is with heartbroken country. The former Bob Ritchie started this transformation on 2001's Cocky, an enjoyably jumbled album that didn't quite take off until "Picture," his straight country duet with Sheryl Crow, was embraced by country radio, reviving the album and even bringing him nominations from the CMA. Kid was already in the process of abandoning metal and, to a lesser extent, hip-hop, so he seized this opportunity to become a full-out rocker and outlaw country singer with his next album, 2003's Kid Rock. Many of Kid's signatures are still in place -- the bragging, the boasting, the songs about sex, fame, and rock & roll, the hard riffs, the self-mythology -- but it no longer sounds like a mix of David Lee Roth and the Beastie Boys even if the latter's Rod Carew rhyme from "Sure Shot" is lifted for "Intro," just moments after a "So Whatcha Want" reference; it sounds as if Hank Williams, Jr. and David Allan Coe are his new role models. Both Hank and Coe have a similar sense of inflated ego and penchant for name-dropping that borders on self-parody, and Kid Rock follows the same path here, particularly on the numerous rockers -- rockers that range from the heavy, heavy "Jackson, Mississippi" to laid-back, loose-limbed boogies like "Rock n' Roll Pain Train." He wisely plays up the sensitive side of "Picture," too, borrowing from DAC's soul-searching ballads and Bob Seger's introspective numbers. He even revives "Hard Night for Sarah," a song Seger wrote and recorded in 1979 but never released something that likely wouldn't have happened if he hadn't switched management to Seger's longtime partner, Punch Andrews, and the tune, along with the similarly effective original "Single Father" inexplicably listed as a bonus track, when there is no other release of the album without it, gives Kid Rock an emotional underpinning it needs, since so much of this is nothing but good-time music. Of course, there's nothing wrong with good-time music, and Kid is proud to make party music -- which he should be, since he does it well. Song for song, this is better-written and harder-rocking than Cocky, and while it's easy to wish that Kid was still as witty and funny as he on Devil Without a Cause, there's a certain cornball charm to his unabashed silliness and how he treats every rock & roll cliché as if it was a newfound truth. That's the power of Kid Rock's personality -- he may blatantly borrow from his influences, and he may recycle and celebrate shopworn clichés, but he does it with flair, style, good hooks, and charisma that shines through on each track. It's what makes Kid Rock -- both the artist and the album -- kind of irresistible. As silly, foul-mouthed, and obvious as he is, he does it so well you just can't help but like the guy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678368523
  • Catalog Number: 83685
  • Sales rank: 34,796

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock N' Roll Pain Train (5:52)
  2. 2 Cadillac Pussy - Hank Williams Jr. (3:12)
  3. 3 Feel Like Makin' Love (5:08)
  4. 4 Black Bob (5:31)
  5. 5 Jackson, Mississippi (4:31)
  6. 6 Cold and Empty (4:22)
  7. 7 Intro (2:04)
  8. 8 Rock N' Roll (4:28)
  9. 9 Hillbilly Stomp (4:21)
  10. 10 I Am (5:03)
  11. 11 Son of Detroit (4:21)
  12. 12 Do It for You (4:26)
  13. 13 Hard Night for Sarah (4:12)
  14. 14 Run Off to LA (5:16)
  15. 15 Single Father (4:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kid Rock Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, scratching, Rhythm Guitar, Steel Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mellotron, Slide Guitar
Larry Nozero Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Guitar
Sheryl Crow Background Vocals
Rayse Biggs Trumpet
Laura Creamer Background Vocals
Thornetta Davis Background Vocals
Billy Gibbons Vocals, Guest Appearance
David McMurray Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Olson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Soloist
Hank Williams Jr. Vocals, Guest Appearance
Karen Newman Background Vocals
Shirley Hayden Background Vocals
Mike Daly Pedal Steel Guitar
Johnny Evans Saxophone
Andrew Sutton Bass
Jason Krause Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bobby East Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
Stefanie Eulinberg Bass, Drums, Background Vocals
Jimmie Bones Organ, Piano, Harp, Jew's Harp, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Marlon Young Electric Guitar
Misty Love Background Vocals
Bob Ebeling Drums
Aaron Julison Bass, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Allan Coe Composer
Paul Rodgers Composer
Kid Rock Programming, Producer, Adaptation
Sheryl Crow Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels Composer
Mick Ralphs Composer
L. Michael Smith Composer
Al Sutton Producer, Engineer
Clay McBride Cover Photo
J.K. Simmons Composer
Jimmie Bones Programming
Blumpy Engineer
Robert J. Ritchie Composer
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  • Posted November 3, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    kid rock at his worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    once again, another good album

    classic kid rock music, written from the heart and to the point. althought all songs arent hits there are great songs, such as "Jackson, Mississippi" , "Black Bob" "Cold and Empty"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid Rocks On!

    As I am always looking for music that is real, not manufactured, but sung and created with heart and talent...this album did not disappoint me. Kid's lyrical and vocal abilities are superb. Again it becomes apparent that he is a true musical match with Sheryl Crow noted in the song 'Run off to LA'. And although "this here ain't no love song, and it ain't for you" Pam Anderson should feel like the plastic that she is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really Really Bad

    If you like country, buy a real country album by a real country singer. If you like rock, buy a real rock album by a real rock band. If you like blues, find something that actually represents the blues. Under no circumstances are you to pick up this piece of garbage, which alligns itself to no true style but tries to cash in on all styles by POORLY imitating them all. It might be different if it at least sounded good, but this sounds horrible.

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    Posted May 20, 2010

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