Hockey-rink rock with the Kid.
at the HP Pavilion in
CA, Kid Rock proved why he's the people's rock 'n' roller. Taking baseball and
apple pie to a new level, this red blooded American adores muscle cars and Coors
exploded, flames and giant sparks shot into the air and scantily clad women
appeared on stage from time to time to pole dance on raised platforms while Rock
and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band plowed through a diverse set of songs from
the singer's last three albums including many covers.
At one point during his show, Kid grabbed a bar stool and sat center stage with
guitarist Kenny Olson and harmonica-player Jimmie Bones for a talking blues in
which Rock outlined his agenda, dipped in sarcasm, if he were "president for
just one day." Under President Rock, there'd be Monday Night Football every day
of the week and Lynyrd Skynyrd on every radio station. He'd also provide a paid
vacation "to all the good women raising our children" and "turn the churches
into strip clubs."Kid Rock, recognizing Chief Enabler guitarist Ted Leonard in
the crowd, dedicated a rendition of Feel Like Makin' Love, by Bad Company
to Ted and his date. Rock and Leonard are both big Bad Company fans.
Kid Rock, born Robert James Ritchie, has sold tens of millions of albums in a
career. His music makes no pretense to significance--in one song Friday he
derisively jabbed at British art-rockers Radiohead--but instead strives for the
kind of blue-collar appeal that turned
forebears such as Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder and Grand Funk Railroad into stars.
ticket sales were less than stellar, Kid Rock gave it all he had and left the
audience wanting more.
Review Written by: Mitch Wright