Let me first say that I am a new Kid Rock fan. I was very skeptical about a metal-rap artist at first. But I really enjoyed his beer commercials and his performance at super bowl 38 was the only one I enjoyed at halftime.
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.