History of Rock, the Best of, Explicit Lyrics
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While Kid Rock was unquestionably the rock 'n' roll story of 1999 with the explosive success of his Top Dog/Lava/Atlantic debut, DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE, it's important to remember that this envelope-pushing artist comes equipped with a vital history. That said, 2000 marks the release of this specially assembled Kid Rock compilation, comprised of dramatically reworked tracks from the artist's THE POLYFUZE METHOD (1993) and EARLY MORNIN' STONED PIMP (1996) albums - along with a previously unreleased, rafter-rattling recording "American Bad Ass" featuring samples of Metallica's "Sad But True." From these kick ass archives come such gems as the Superfly-flavored "E.M.S.P.," the cool-flowing "Paid," and the gangsta-styled "Ya' Keep On" - all remixed, revamped and unrelenting. It's here that Detroit's Pimp of The Nation is found mastering his verbal skills as well as laying down the genre-busting jams that would soon blow the doors open when brought to bear on his break-out, RIAA seven-times-platinum DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE. Hear where it all began! Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
The History Of Rock arrives as the sort of superstardom-celebrating release that can buy a hot-selling artist time. (Think, say, G N'R Lies.) After 8 million (and counting) sales of 1998's Devil Without A Cause, the trailer-rockin' rapper is out to remind the world that it hardly started there. Mostly drawn, and often retooled, from his out-of-print Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, these tracks display a "funk country hick" already on point with his knowing, hardheaded combo of old-school beats and classic-rock guitars. An "American bad ass" for sure, but also an artist who could come only from America, Kid Rock brings the noise--not to mention the bread and the circus. --Rickey Wright
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Combining rarities, two new songs, and a number of pre-Rebel songs newly remixed or re-recorded, History Of Rock is a sort of greatest-hits package from an alternate universe in which albums such as The Polyfuze Method and Early Morning Stoned Pimp were wildly successful. The first single, "American Bad Ass", boils the Kid Rock philosophy down to a single swaggering anthem, a victory lap built around a sample of Metallica's "Sad But True" and a long list of shout-outs to Kid Rock's forefathers, from the Beastie Boys to Johnny Cash. The title track from Early Morning Stoned Pimp is the album's other apex, an irresistible bit of slow-rolling funk featuring a hilariously belligerent, mush-mouthed verse from Joe C and greasy, laid-back production that owes a debt to the work of onetime Rock producer Too $hort. The rest of History Of Rock is infused with Rock's inimitable swagger and over-the-top attitude that makes this album a real pleasure listening to.
"Sad But True" was butchered and turned into a rap song. "Battery"'s ending riff stolen and infused into Mr. 'Rock's twisted "Bawitdaba". Now I see why the songs sounded so good. He stole Metallica riffs to fill his stopgap releases of bad rapping, bad rhyming, and horrible music. That is terrible. There's a reason his three albums on here have 3.5 star ratings. Here's one of them.
The CD itself is a diamond in the rough for me. Although it didn't sound as good (technically and remastered wise) as his older stuff. I was boppin to the beat so to speak. As an added bonus this was a way for me to get the older songs I liked without having to scour the earth to find his older CD's that have long since been out of print.
Those who bought this album and were upset to find little new songs, and older material should have really taken heed to the title 'The HISTORY of Rock' I was a little irritated that the NEW song merely being a sample tune of Metallica, but it still was refreshing to hear Kid's spin on it.
If its new Kid Rock stuff you want, then pass on this and wait for the new album. But, if you are like me and like the classic kid, then I suggest buying this album. Kid Rock has always used a variety of sounds that I could never put my finger on. And, that's what makes his music enjoyable. Take it or leave it. But whatever you chose to buy Happy Listening!
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intro - best song on the cd lol no it's just some guy talking about kid rock its not a song
american bad a**- best kid rock song ever recorded on any cd in... Read more
You know this guy did appeal to me at first, but if you have this CD youve heard American Bad Ass, right? Listen to Metallicas "Sad But True". Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by John
I have all three of Kid's albums and The history Of Rock isn't as good as the other two I'm afraid. Some of the songs are O.K. Read morePublished on May 25 2003
His first album is much better than this one. This one sounds like a collection of the rejects that weren't good enough for his real CD. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2002 by Brandon Lidgard
This cd isnt very mainstream, I will admit, but it is a classic, he took his old material, and some (not all) of the best material from his 2 out of print cd's polyfuse method and... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2002 by Joe Baker
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A lot of people suppose Bud is "The King of Beer", though this drink is as similar to real beer as Kid Rock is similar to REAL rock musicians! Read more
I received this album as birthday gift and I was wondering whether I'd like it or not! I later thanked my friend who said he had passed this on to me! Read morePublished on July 7 2002 by Korn lover
The first song on this cd, "american bad ass", stole the music from metallica's song "sad but true"! Not only did the rest of the cd blow, but that was hella cheap! Read morePublished on April 4 2002