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 (fifteen years ago) link

What's not to hate about Kid Rock?

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

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

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

he's not a cowboy!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AC/DC are not idiots.

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

have you read their interviews?!

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

haha

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

Of course.

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

I give up, then!

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

?!

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

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

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

OK, now I'M confused...

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

rock stars in being dicks shocker!

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

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

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

xpost of the night!

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

My head hurts.

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

alex you turned on a radio lately?

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

watch your metaphors, Alex

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

haha "all hip-hop"

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

whereas ac/dc influenced steve albini.

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

correction: all good hip-hop

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

haha "all good hip-hop"

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

"haha"

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

FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY, MATOS

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

Anybody here prepared to defend Uncle Kracker?

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

haha "straying"

haha "haha"

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

Was Kid Rock's "Only God Knows Why", the first blatant use of Auto-tune in a song?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMk2fClfOjg

Most places on the net cite Cher's "Believe" as being first, but while that was released as a single in October of 98, Devil Without a Cause was released in August of that year, even thought it didn't seem to start getting hit singles till like summer of 99. Or is there an even lesser known example that predate both?

MarkoP, Saturday, 3 August 2013 16:34 (six years ago) link

Didn't Kid Rock recently like cap his ticket prices at 15 or 20 bucks to keep it affordable? That's kinda admirable, right?

did a stadium tour with tickets capped at $20 through official sellers. which was mainly Wal-Mart.

a solitary sext (sic), Saturday, 3 August 2013 20:55 (six years ago) link

Target marketing at its shrewdest.

The Butthurt Locker (cryptosicko), Saturday, 3 August 2013 21:42 (six years ago) link

was kid rock's "only god knows why" a really moving and great song? (yes.)

are you sure it's autotune on that song? (for the record i find it really annoying when downfall-of-all-music youtubers call every form of vocal processing "autotune" -- tho that's obviously not really related to anything in this thread)

lol i believe i purchased a kid rock album at a wal mart once. i probably only listened to it once, too.

dyl, Sunday, 4 August 2013 05:54 (six years ago) link

<i>did a stadium tour with tickets capped at $20 through official sellers. which was mainly Wal-Mart.</i>
Also negotiated beer prices down to $4 each and parking to $0. Plus has ZZ Top and Kool & the Gang opening. So very worth the price of admission, even/especially if you don't drink or stay to watch Kid Rock.

Mike Dixn, Sunday, 4 August 2013 17:00 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Wow he's terrible.

carl agatha, Monday, 5 January 2015 14:01 (four years ago) link

I’ve made a fuck-ton of money, but I’ve never made a dishonest dollar.

cf.

I played Barack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him.

example (crüt), Monday, 5 January 2015 19:36 (four years ago) link

drinking too many funny things and smoking too many funny things

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 5 January 2015 19:40 (four years ago) link

As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.

Any gay who'd want to be married by Kid Rock is not a gay that I wanna know.

MaudAddam (cryptosicko), Monday, 5 January 2015 20:02 (four years ago) link

I’m always buying more guns. I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns. If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them. I don’t think crazy people should have guns.

a marvel of construction, this one

Οὖτις, Monday, 5 January 2015 20:21 (four years ago) link

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/banana1015.com/files/2012/11/Kid-Rock-Nuge.jpg

what's the likelihood that kid rock is literally ted nugent's boring son

da croupier, Monday, 5 January 2015 20:46 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...
one month passes...

"Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a fucking 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice fucking ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big tits.' Doesn't really fucking do much for me."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-killer-inside-kid-rock-20150226#ixzz3Sxzx8KkT
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how's life, Friday, 27 February 2015 17:16 (four years ago) link

The gun and cigar combo is nice, but I'm still not convinced this Kid Rock is man enough.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 27 February 2015 17:23 (four years ago) link

"You have to get these pre-1985 with a silencer. I bought it when Obummer came into office, because I'm thinking, 'What if he fuckin' bans guns?' "

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 27 February 2015 17:46 (four years ago) link

And we all know how that turned out.

how's life, Friday, 27 February 2015 17:46 (four years ago) link

lmfbo @ Old Time Rock & Roll

example (crüt), Friday, 27 February 2015 18:13 (four years ago) link

Hey, that's one more terrible hit than any of us have ever had.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 February 2015 18:40 (four years ago) link

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

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

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

markers, Friday, 27 February 2015 18:56 (four 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 (four 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

They'll call him Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid Rock!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:31 (three months 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 (three months ago) link

He fucking signs his tweets...

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

lol kid rock doing some serious projecting here

Vape Store (crüt), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:39 (three months ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:41 (three months ago) link

oldest move in the book

j., Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:43 (three months ago) link

White Kanye

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

His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid Bob!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:00 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link

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

earlnash, Sunday, 1 December 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

fuck off, Sideways

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

ha!

alomar lines, Sunday, 1 December 2019 20:49 (one week ago) link

What a douche

calstars, Sunday, 1 December 2019 23:19 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) link


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