Kid Rock HISTORY OF ROCK
Personnel: Kid Rock (vocals, turntables); Jimmy Bones (vocals, keyboards); Joe C. (vocals); Kenny Olson, Jason Krause (guitar); Mike Bradford (bass); Stefanie Eulinberg (drums).
"American Bad Ass" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Personnel: Kid Rock (scratches); Jimmy Bones (vocals, keyboards); Stefanie Eulinberg (vocals, drums); Uncle Kracker (vocals, turntables); Mike Bradford (guitar, programming); Kenny Olson (guitar); Jason Krause (electric guitar).
Audio Mixers: Kid Rock; Mike Bradford.
Recording information: Parents Garage (1992-2000).
Photographers: Mark Seliger; Clay McBride; Kevin Mazur.
Now a veteran of the rap/rock game, Kid Rock's HISTORY... includes tunes from his out of print albums THE POLYFUZE METHOD (1993) and EARLY MORNIN' STONED PIMP (1996), plus old demos and two new tracks. (The early material has been re-recorded because the master tapes are missing.) Either way, the songs here are strong enough to hold up on their own, while showing the roots of a talented artist.
On "American Bad Ass," Kid proudly proclaims his influences (AC/DC, Limp Bizkit, Korn, The Stones, Grandmaster Flash and David Allan Coe, among others). Over a Metallica "Sad But True" sample, Kid also proclaims his seven-times-platinum status (after 1998's DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE). A straight rap tune, "I Wanna Go Back" has Rock reminiscing and wishing he could change some of his early mistakes, while "Born 2 Be a Hick" is a 50's style rocker, where he proudly displays his trailer park roots. HISTORY... may not be as strong an album as DEVIL..., but his hip hop skills, a formidable band, and great hooks still make it a mandatory listen for fans of this genre.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Released: 5/30/2000
- Genre: Pop
- Format: CD