|1. Rock n’ Roll Pain Train|
|2. Cadillac Pussy (with Hank Williams, Jr.)|
|3. Feel Like Makin' Love|
|4. Black Bob|
|5. Jackson, Mississippi|
|6. Cold and Empty|
|8. Rock n’ Roll|
|9. Hillbilly Stomp|
|10. I Am|
|11. Son Of Detroit|
|12. Do It For You|
|13. Hard Night For Sarah|
|14. Run Off To LA|
|15. Single Father|
OK, "Picture" was good song, but did you have to abandon everything in favor radio play? You were getting that when you carved out a niche for what you do best, which isn't this. This is the worst George Strait album ever made. If it was free it would be a ripoff. Pat Boone's "In A Metal Mood" is the only album that compares to this that I can think of. I'm still waiting for "50 Cent Does The Best of Show Tunes." Maybe they can be a 2-for-1 deal when it comes out.
American Lame Ass! - Next?!?!?!
Several months afterwards, while bumming out that Creed had broken up, I purchased "Devil W/O a Cause" and this CD, also. I must say I wasn't disappointed.
This self-titled CD is full of Stones "Exile on Main Street" type rockers, such as "Rock and Roll Pain Train," "Rock and Roll," and a 70's-ish Rod Stewart sound-alike ("Cadillac P***y").
Kid pulls out the stops on the grunge, hung-over, drug abusing ear-splitter "Jackson, Mississippi" and produces another bragadoccio rap song on "Intro." These are the most in-your-face, modern style of rap and rock songs on the CD.
But it's his softer songs that are the most enjoyable. He bares his soul on "Cold and Empty" and "I Am." And the bonus song, co-written by country music outlaw and living legend, David Allan Coe, "Single Father" is a classic. It is minimalist in style with only drums and organ.
Kid also covers Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" with a cool arrangement but his cover of Coe's "Son of the South" could've done with a new arrangement somehow. He should have made the guitars heavier or perhaps included some kind of rap in the middle (He changed the title to "Son of Detroit.")
I must say that is you are pushing 40 and want to hear something modern that hearkens back to the 70's classic rock sounds, such as old Stones, Allman Brothers, Rod Stewart, and even my favorite country singer, David Allan Coe, this is definitely the CD to buy.
If you are a Kid Rock/Limp Bizkit fan, you probably won't like this one....unless you like the aforementioned bands.
The music reflects and pays homage to Kid Rock's southern rock influences with songs from "Cadillac Pussy" with Hank Williams Jr., to the excellent covers of "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Hard Night For Sarah". The theme for this entire CD can be summed up in the lyrics from "I Am"...
"And I am Boston and DC
And all of Detroit City
I am everything
That Hollywood wants to be
I am southern rock and roll
Country and hip hop soul
And you'll never put a finger on me"
You may never be able to put a finger on Kid Rock's style, but put your money down for this CD, because you will not regret it.