Devil Without a Cause

Devil Without a Cause

by Kid RockKid Rock
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I don't suspect 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). [Devil Without a Cause was also released in a "clean" version, removing most of the profanities and vulgarities -- and, along with them, some of the Kid's jokes.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/1998
Label: Lava
UPC: 0075678315220
catalogNumber: 83152
Rank: 161932


  1. Bawitdaba
  2. Cowboy
  3. Devil Without a Cause
  4. I Am the Bullgod
  5. Roving Gangster (Rollin')
  6. Wasting Time
  7. Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)
  8. I Got One for You
  9. Somebody's Gotta Feel This
  10. Fist of Rage
  11. Only God Knows Why
  12. Where U at Rock

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Rock   Primary Artist,Band
Kracker   Rap
Kenny Olson   Guitar
Shirley Hayden   Background Vocals
Jason Krause   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Joe C.   Rap
Jimmy Bones   Keyboards
Stefanie Eulinberg   Drums,Electric Guitar
Tweeds Kracker   Turntables
Jimmie Bones   Guitar
Thug-Boy   Turntables
Misty Love   Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kid Rock   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Brian Holland   Composer
Sutton   Engineer
Jennifer Barbato   Director,Art Direction
Jason Flom   Director
John Travis   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Thug-Boy   Contributor

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