“I put your picture away than I got high today. I was off to drink you away”. How many people can relate to that song- especially when Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock are singing and grinding on stage- their chemistry suggests they have reunited and the listener can imagine himself doing the same with his lover. It is a great song. The “Kid” is an original gangsta- he hails from Michigan, raps, does Southern country and rock-and-rolls with the best. I have heard about how much he “likes to eat p***y” and when a girl “wants to be his cowboy,” his quick response is “get on the bus.”
He is the original “badass.” Oh, his critics have called him a fake Southern singer (how dare he sing Lynyrd Skynyrd songs- he’s a rich kid from a Detroit suburb), and his song “All Summer Long” is said by some to be a rip- version of two other songs. Critics reject his portrayel of a booze-swigging, cocaine-sniffing, star on stage, where “everybody knows his name,” as a false narriative– that Kid Rock is actually just marketing a false persona– we strongly disagree, he is the real deal.
The Kid is patriotically cutting songs like “Born Free” and visiting and entertaining our troops around the world. These are all great things. I’have been to two of his concerts and enjoyed the hell out of them. The crowds went wild.
Kid Rock, like so many other stars, like to occassionally talk politics. Because of their fame, the bar is often set low when publishers seek their opinions. In a recent interview with the New York Times, the Kid, when asked about his endorsement of Mitt Romney and political views, said he was “very interested” in the Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder (we wish the governor a quick recovery), and “I’d love to see him go for the gold, because he’s a nerd, and he’s an accountant”.
He also said, “Fiscally, I’m a Republican. But the social issues kill me- gay marriage and abortion. It’s like, come on, man, get off it”. I could be critical, but maybe, I’m just worried that my girlfriend might want to get on his bus.