History Of Rock (Explicit Version) CD (2000)

Artist: Kid Rock

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While Kid Rock was unquestionably the rock 'n' roll story of 1999 with the explosive success of his 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 Polyfuzed Method (1993) and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp (1996) albums.


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60409754
UPC 075678331428
UPC 14 00075678331428
Format CD
Release Date 5/30/2000
Sales Rank 254
Author Kid Rock
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Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Technical Info
Engineer Michael Bradford
Producer Kid Rock; Michael Bradford
CatalogID 7567833142
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 05/29/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 64m : 46s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678331428
Musical Guests
Joe C.
Twisted Brown Trucker
Album Notes and Credits
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.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (6/22/00, p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Collects odds and sods from his past...selling the idea that he was a neglected master back in the day....proof that he's always been able to smell a good line from a mile away....[playing] up Southern rock more than hip-hop..."
Q (8/00, p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There are a few surprises here: white trash raps hollered over a musical backdrop that sounds like an evil pub rock band..."
Melody Maker (6/6/00, p.55) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...The Kid's personal pick of his early indie releases...[offering] glimpses of what was to come....worthy of your attention is the fantastically grandiose newie 'American Bad Ass'..."
NME (Magazine) (5/27/00, p.40) - 6 out of 10 - "...As essays from high-flying, high, high school dropouts go...[this album] isn't bad..."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 American Bad Ass
3 Prodigal Son
4 Paid
5 Early Mornin' Pimp - (featuring Joe C./Tino)
6 Dark & Grey
7 3 Sheets To The Wind (What's My Name)
8 Abortion
9 I Wanna Go Back
10 Ya' Keep On
11 F**k That
12 F**k You Blind
13 Born 2 Be A Hick
14 My Oedipus Complex - (featuring Twisted Brown Trucker)

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