…but is it wrong that i kind of really like the new kid rock cd? and by new i mean the one that came out last october, but i apparently just discovered. what? it’s not my fault! i never listen to the radio! so most ppl i know probably think kid is an awful rapper / rocker with a one hit wonder. id beg to differ. sure, he messes around with rap and isnt always successful, but sometimes he is. (hmm, who else did this? a little band called aerosmith comes to mind…) personally, i like the direction his work has taken over the past few years – country / southern rock / blues. rock and roll jesus sounds like a road trip with old friends, laying in tall grass with a cold beer on a sticky summer night, listening to your parents’ bob seger records late at night with a first crush (okay, so i havent actually done these things, but lets use our imagination here)… sure, there are moments of mediocrity, but even at those moments, this album is incredibly catchy. (check out blue jeans and a rosary, amen, etc.) right now, ppl are giving kid crap for “stealing” warren zevon’s werewolves of london riff. these skeptics dont realize that bob ritchie isnt some dumbass who cant write a beat. he’s currently touring with skynard, and the UK’s no 1 song, All Summer Long, splits royalties between Kid, Leonard Skynard, and Zevon. Kid Rock knows exatly what he’s done – taken two classics, remixed the beats, added easy livin’ lyrics, and made a summertime hit.
just try to tell me this isnt catchy as hell: