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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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

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. [Kid Rock was also released in a clean version with the profanities omitted.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678368622
  • Catalog Number: 83686
  • Sales rank: 95,961

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock N' Roll Pain Train (5:52)
  2. 2 Cadillac P***y - 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, Electric Guitar, 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 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
Bobby East Mandolin, Slide Guitar
Stefanie Eulinberg Bass, Drums, Background Vocals
Jimmie Bones Organ, Piano, Harp, Jew's Harp, 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
Sheryl Crow Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels Composer
Eugene McDaniels Composer
Mick Ralphs Composer
L. Michael Smith Composer
Al Sutton Producer, Engineer
Clay McBride Cover Photo
Jimmie Bones Programming
Blumpy Engineer
Joseph "Run" Simmons Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kid Rock Better Than Ever!

    I listen to a variety of music but mainly country and Southern Gospel. So how did I become a fan of Kid Rock? Well, lets just say that there is something about him as a person that I liked. I cannot explain it but he seems like a good person and I picked up on it right away. I have always purchased the clean versions of his music. I never liked Rap until I heard the Kid rap. Now finally he has put out a CD that shows his real talent and what I knew all along. He Can Sing! Not just rap like so many people think, he Can Sing! I am thrilled to see Hank Williams on this Cd and ofcoarse Sheryl Crow as back up. Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow make beautiful harmony together. Now I am in hopes that he will show the world in his next Cd that he can go all country! I heard him say in an interview that he is not a country singer because he doesn't think that he has what it takes. I have got news for him, he blows me away with his unique original voice. I believe that he can do a full country Cd and and show everyone what he is capable of. He has more than proven his talent to me and I highly recommend this Cd.

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