Parade of Lights
The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Thereís really never been an artist quite like Kid Rock, and at this point in time thatís not a good thing. Kid Rockís not about art, I donít even thing heís about music at this point, I think heís just about image, and thatís a shame because there arenít as many musicians that are as talented as he is.In his latest effort, ďRock n Roll JesusĒ kid pretty much personifies what heís all about these days; stealing pieces from Walter Zevon and Lynyrd Skynyrd and making them into a country song on ďAll Summer Long.Ē Thatís really what this whole album is- tracks like that where he shows remarkably no creativity whatsoever anywhere in this album. No creativity, no imagination, just standard tracks that were written for the few people that are still infatuated with everything he does. I honestly donít think thereís an original note written on this entire album. The only parts of this album where he ties music with life is when he talks about his ex-wife Pamela Anderson, and most of the time thatís just dumb and not all that impressive. Itís one thing to go into something with high expectations that arenít met when you listen to the actual product. Itís one thing to go into something with low expectations that are surpassed when you listen through an album. Itís a completely different thing to go into something with low expectations that arenít met once you listen to the disc- which is what weíre dealing with here. If Kid Rock really wants to personify what itís like to be a rock star who doesnít give a crap what anybody thinks heíll make the music he wants and knows he can make instead of catering to the ignorant country music fan who dives into a little rock music in 2007. This is in serious contention for the worst album of 2007 itís a giant brown shoe-trail of a listening experience.