What's to hate about Kid Rock?

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I mean, shit, I ain't about to buy dude's records or nuthin,' but seems to me he's a perfcet hybrid of Diamond Dave and Hank Jr, totally aware of himself and seems to really enjoy what he's doing. Certainly entertaining. Why do music geeks hate him (and don't cite his mainstream-ness as a reason, with all the rampant Missy worship running unabated around here)?

roger adultery, Monday, 15 December 2003 03:13 (seventeen years ago) link

What's not to hate about Kid Rock?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:13 (seventeen years ago) link

...didn't we just have this thread?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:15 (seventeen years ago) link

he's not a cowboy!

Al (sitcom), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:19 (seventeen years ago) link

He's been boring as fuck lately. He pulled a goddamn Sea Change. His DJ does southern-rock better than him. All valid reasons to be annoyed. And if Devil Without A Cause was your cup of tea, it's reason to hate (I only heard Devil once and the non-singles didn't grab me. But I'm withholding judgement until I hear it again).

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:23 (seventeen years ago) link

I dunno, I've just been questioning some of my formerly punkrock ideas about mainstream music, and the pompous 'goes without saying' school of thought. Since recently discovering, in a moment of humbling clarity, how talented Rob Zombie is, I've learned to differentiate between the truly, indefensibly awful (Staind, Creed, latter-day Limp Bizkit, Dave Matthews, Insane Clown Posse) and the stuff that's actually decent (in some cases great) despite the fact that it's popular (System of A Down, some others I can't think of now). The Kid is just my latest curiosity - his music is bad, but no worse that Linkin Park's (and that "Crawling" song was kinda catchy), and after watching his xmas special, i have to wonder if his only crime against we ILM geeks is that his music isn't reverential to Sonic Youth's legacy or whatever. So?

roger adultery, Monday, 15 December 2003 03:26 (seventeen years ago) link

A lot of ILXors like his Devil Without A Cause stuff.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:28 (seventeen years ago) link

If anything the problem with his new stuff is its too damn reverent.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I hate him because of his aesthetic, and the particlar mess of values he embodies. That is to say, the following things put me off: sleaze, meanness, petty rage, spite, misogyny, crudeness, sex, smarm, arrogance. Yeah, basically I hate rock'n'roll. I haven't heard his new one as I stay away from everything the man does. Is it any different, apart from genre?

Sean M (Sean M), Monday, 15 December 2003 03:31 (seventeen years ago) link

He's an idiot. What more needs be said?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:19 (seventeen years ago) link

AC/DC are idiots too; does that make them automatically hateable?

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:20 (seventeen years ago) link

AC/DC are not idiots.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:21 (seventeen years ago) link

have you read their interviews?!

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link

haha

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Of course.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link

I give up, then!

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:23 (seventeen years ago) link

AC/DC may not be rocket scientists, but they're savvy enough to know how to stay in the game for a long stretch. Moreover, they're humble guys....unlike Kid Rock.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:23 (seventeen years ago) link

?!

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:23 (seventeen years ago) link

kid rock hasn't exactly dropped off the face of the earth yet alex, unless you have access to fiddo's crystal ball.

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Alright then...new terminology. Kid Rock is a DICK!. Defend that.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link

OK, now I'M confused...

roger adultery, Monday, 15 December 2003 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link

No he hasn't, but I doubt he'll have as long a run as AC/DC have enjoyed.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:24 (seventeen years ago) link

haha - i remember an interview with angus circa 2 live crew trial where he decryed their music as 'crass' and the interviewer was all 'um, what about 'giving the dog a bone'?' and angus went all 'it's a metaphor innit' and how his mom thought it was actually about giving the dog a bone.

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

rock stars in being dicks shocker!

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

the question isn't whether they're savvy or humble, it's about whether they're rocket scientists. and you say yourself they're not. so OK then.

xpost

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

Meanwhile, AC/DC are still playing stadiums....and where are 2 Live Crew today?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:25 (seventeen years ago) link

what does this have to do with being dicks and/or stupid?!

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Jess, stop me if I'm wrong, but you don't seem to even like rock. What can you add here?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:26 (seventeen years ago) link

alex can i ask you that the next time you pop into an r&b thread?

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Alex in NYC on various R&B threads to thread!

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:27 (seventeen years ago) link

xpost of the night!

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:27 (seventeen years ago) link

My head hurts.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:27 (seventeen years ago) link

what does this have to do with being dicks and/or stupid?!

Nothing, but it means AC/DC's music has more staying power than 2 Live Crew's.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:27 (seventeen years ago) link

alex you turned on a radio lately?

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:28 (seventeen years ago) link

watch your metaphors, Alex

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:28 (seventeen years ago) link

alex can i ask you that the next time you pop into an r&b thread?

Certainly. Well, I do like some pop. It's the exceptionally rare bit of r&b that I like...or at least more contemporary r&b.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:28 (seventeen years ago) link

watch your metaphors, Alex

Knew someone was going to jump all over that.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

2 live crew are the rosetta stone of all hip-hop from 1996 onward.

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

haha "all hip-hop"

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

whereas ac/dc influenced steve albini.

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

alex you turned on a radio lately?

Are you suggesting that you've heard 2 Live Crew on the radio recently?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Knew someone was going to jump all over that.

keep digging! (and Dan Perry to thread!)

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

correction: all good hip-hop

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:30 (seventeen years ago) link

haha "all good hip-hop"

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:30 (seventeen years ago) link

My comment wasn't a sweeping indictment of hip-hop. It was targeted solely at 2 live Crew (we are straying off topic here.)

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:30 (seventeen years ago) link

"haha"

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:30 (seventeen years ago) link

FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY, MATOS

fiddo centington (dubplatestyle), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Anybody here prepared to defend Uncle Kracker?

ben welsh (benwelsh), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm suggesting i've heard alot more music that wouldn't have happened without 2 live crew lately than i've music that wouldn't have happened without ac/dc (though i have heard 2 live crew on the radio lately also)

cinniblount (James Blount), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

haha "straying"

haha "haha"

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 15 December 2003 04:31 (seventeen years ago) link

don't understand Beyoncé? just take those old records off the shelf.

example (crüt), Friday, 27 February 2015 18:41 (six years ago) link

i said fuck high school
pissed on my diploma
smell the aroma

markers, Friday, 27 February 2015 18:56 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?t=15&v=3NzfI7Ath7s

Warning: if you think the "reporting" is depressing, wait until you read the comments underneath.

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Monday, 13 July 2015 13:36 (six years ago) link

eight months pass...
three years pass...

“don’t deadname kid rock” is the funniest take i’ve seen on here in a while

— rod blagojevich innocence project (@CNNRGLDN) August 9, 2019

j., Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:56 (two years ago) link

I thought this was going to be about his childhood home for sale. Richie indeed.

Just got back from a weekend in Detroit, by the way, and got to say the dude loves giving away his money, and also getting his name on things.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:06 (two years ago) link

this guy's so stupid that he calls himself "Kid," even though he's actually a full-grown adult

del griffith, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:22 (two years ago) link

That is a very disrespectful way to speak about our future president (or whatever they'll be calling the warlord of the central North American landmass once we devolve into a primarily pog-based economy over the next few years).

Come and Rock Me, Hot Potatoes (Old Lunch), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:26 (two years ago) link

They'll call him Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid Rock!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:31 (two years ago) link

Thanks the revive would be about this...

Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.

-Kid Rock

— Kid Rock (@KidRock) August 9, 2019

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:36 (two years ago) link

He fucking signs his tweets...

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:38 (two years ago) link

lol kid rock doing some serious projecting here

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:39 (two years ago) link

Gah, all that and he tweets, too? The whole package!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:41 (two years ago) link

oldest move in the book

j., Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:43 (two years ago) link

White Kanye

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:43 (two years ago) link

She should counter by asking him about his Stapp infection.

Come and Rock Me, Hot Potatoes (Old Lunch), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:44 (two years ago) link

the Stapp video proves that Bob is his preferred pronoun, smdh at Kid n00bs

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:55 (two years ago) link

His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid Bob!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:00 (two years ago) link

Amen, Bob. She should be a real American like you, growing up on a six acre estate complete with tennis court and horse paddock, and then bravely adopting a faux “redneck shitkicker” cosplay persona. God bless you, buddy ruff. https://t.co/OLlL430TnN

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 9, 2019

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:41 (two years ago) link

Twitter’s blowin’ up b/c Kacey Musgraves apparently “liked” Kid Rock’s tweet, then “unliked” it afterwards (but not before screenshots were taken).

I generally assume a slip of the thumb in those cases (it’s happened to me once or twice), but who knowz (or, yes, carez)

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Saturday, 10 August 2019 04:58 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Country rocker and rapper Kid Rock was caught on video lashing out at Oprah Winfrey in a vulgar rant while on stage at his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennesee, NBC News reports.

"I’m like, Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar, they can suck d--- sideways," Rock said, according to the video published on TMZ Friday.

“F--- Oprah Winfrey and f--- Kathie Lee Gifford,” he continued saying as someone in the audience described him as a "blackout drunk.” Rock continuously repeated the same phrases throughout his rant against Winfrey and other women who have hosted talk shows until he suddenly believed he would be accused of being racist based on his on stage remarks.

“To those who would say, “‘Well, I’m pretty sure Kid Rock’s a racist,”” he said, “I’m, like, ‘Fine. F--- off,’ sideways.”
After his outburst against Winfrey, "The View" co-host Joy Behar and TV presenter Kathie Lee Gifford, Rock was reluctantly escorted offstage by the venue's security team.

omar little, Sunday, 1 December 2019 17:18 (two years ago) link

welp, I'm not gonna pretend "fuck off sideways" isn't a great turn of phrase just because it came out of Kid Rock's mouth

deepchord presents echosmith (unregistered), Sunday, 1 December 2019 17:43 (two years ago) link

he just stumbled he says suck my dick sideways a few times then he just flubbed it

whole video is pathetic

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 1 December 2019 17:59 (two years ago) link

I'm going to take a guess that Kid R. has issues with his mom.

earlnash, Sunday, 1 December 2019 17:59 (two years ago) link

fuck off, Sideways

Tom Violence (Extended Club Mix) (Tom Violence), Sunday, 1 December 2019 18:55 (two years ago) link

ha!

alomar lines, Sunday, 1 December 2019 20:49 (two years ago) link

What a douche

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 23:19 (two years ago) link

while on stage at his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennesee

this alone is reason enough to hate him

💠 (crüt), Sunday, 1 December 2019 23:30 (two years ago) link

Wow can’t believe he would put kathie Lee AND joy behar on blast like that... a true American badass

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Sunday, 1 December 2019 23:31 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

this...isnt terrible?

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:54 (one year ago) link

you couldn't pay me to click that

These fuckin speechmarks are all over the shop:

“To those who would say, “‘Well, I’m pretty sure Kid Rock’s a racist,”” he said, “I’m, like, ‘Fine. F--- off,’ sideways.”

"I'll turn sideways, and I'll be like..."

sbahnhof, Thursday, 2 April 2020 06:18 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Kid Rock is BACK and he’s got some things to get off his chest pic.twitter.com/kKsMTkfnWq

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 19, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm0Vmt-QIDc

frogbs, Sunday, 21 November 2021 16:55 (one week ago) link

Shouldn't have CGId the fire.

hocus pocus, alakazam (PBKR), Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

was hoping this bump meant he was dead

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:29 (one week ago) link

Hey snowflake

calstars, Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:35 (one week ago) link

Fresh take with those participation trophy bars!

Wouldn’t mind this if it were in a language I didn’t know.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:40 (one week ago) link

barstool and kid rock, a match made in hell

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:10 (one week ago) link

if him and Portnoy could be on the same doomed monorail

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:14 (one week ago) link

barstool and kid rock, a match made in hell

― STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:10 PM (sixteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

well they're both stool

Evan, Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:27 (one week ago) link

Everything.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 November 2021 01:20 (one week ago) link

smithers, have the beastie boys killed

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 22 November 2021 01:39 (one week ago) link

Is the Ira Kaplan credited as the writer on this ancient Kid Rock song THE Ira Kaplan?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXINj9qoHwE

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 22 November 2021 10:18 (one week ago) link

the album version ends with a 19-minute noise guitar freakout

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 22 November 2021 18:40 (one week ago) link

some years ago I was listening to New Kingdom when a friend stopped by. He said, "what is this? it sounds like Kid Rock" 😬 i'll never forget that.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Monday, 22 November 2021 21:09 (one week ago) link

Haha, Al rarely gets snarky so it's cute when he does.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 00:14 (one week ago) link

surprised there's no "Let's Go Brandon" on this, possibly because Kid Rock didn't understand the reference

frogbs, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:00 (one week ago) link


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