Archive for August 2008

All Summer Long

August 24, 2008

If have any appreciation for southern rock, bands like the Allman Brothers, the Charlie Daniels Band or Lynryd Skynyrd then you will absolutely love Kid Rock’s instant classic “All Summer Long” from his new album Rock and Roll Jesus.

Robert Richie (Kid Rock), is undeniably true to his cowboy reputation and is the poster child for white trash, sex, drugs and rock and roll.  That being said, Kid Rock could be one the most underrated talents making music today.  Kid Rock’s music is a blend of punk rock, southern rock, hip hop and at times manages to give his sound a bluesy – jazzy feel.   

Make no mistake, some of Kid Rock’s songs from past and present could be some of the most offensive lyrics of all time, but the guy’s just playing up to his American bad ass reputation. 

While the media continues to exploit his relationship with his ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, his Waffle House arrest and his anger management issues, Kid Rock, having sold over 25 million albums, continues to make music and produce record breaking albums.

Kid Rock with his in your face approach, strong voice and unique ability to blend genres has been able toexpand his listening audience from the back woods/trailer park trash/dirty needle delinquents of detroit, louisiana and mississippi to the top of international pop charts.  

Rock continues to boycott iTunes, refuses to allow his music to be sold there and argues the artists aren’t getting compensated fairly on those sales.  Ironically, Kid doesn’t mind people downloading his albums illegally as long as they buy tickets to his concerts.  Even without the help of iTunes, sales of Kid Rock’s latest album, Rock and Roll Jesus, have surged 12% this week, climbing from 4 to 3 internationally.

Get the album, listen to it completely (preferably real loud while driving down a long country road) and by the time it’s over – you’ll be a fan.

Be sure to listen to “Half Your Age” on track 11.  It’s classic.

Rock on,  

Regular Joe