Rebel Soul Kid Rock

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2012

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
16.01.2013

Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Southern Rock

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  • 1Chickens In The Pen04:50
  • 2Let's Ride04:51
  • 33 CATT Boogie04:25
  • 4Detroit, Michigan03:57
  • 5Rebel Soul04:02
  • 6God Save Rock n Roll05:21
  • 7Happy New Year03:34
  • 8Celebrate04:01
  • 9The Mirror04:46
  • 10Mr. Rock n Roll06:37
  • 11Cucci Galore04:25
  • 12Redneck Paradise05:12
  • 13Cocaine and Gin04:15
  • 14Midnight Ferry05:18
  • Total Runtime01:05:34

Info zu Rebel Soul

Zwei Jahre nach seinem internationalen Erfolg „Born Free“, mit dem er Top Ten-Platzierungen in den USA, Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und vielen anderen Ländern einfuhr, kehrt Robert James Ritchie alias Kid Rock mit seinem neunten Studioalbum „Rebel Soul“ zurück. Es ist sein erstes Album, das weltweit auch via iTunes verfügbar sein wird, und gleichzeitig eine Rückkehr in gewohnte Gefilde: „Rebel Soul“ wurde wieder von ihm gemeinsam mit der Twisted Brown Trucker Band eingespielt, nachdem er den Vorgänger „Born Free“ mit einer von Produzent Rick Rubin zusammengestellten Allstar-Band aufgenommen hatte. Auch bei „Rebel Soul“ diente Rubin als Partner und Ideengeber, obschon Kid Rock sein neues Album diesmal selbst produziert hat.

Er selber sagt über sein neues Album: „Es klingt wie eine Art Best-Of von Kid Rock, nur mit neuen Songs.“ So finden sich unter den 14 neuen Songs griffige Classic-Rock-Tunes ebenso wie Country’eske Balladen, rootsy MOR-Songs mit Hitpotenzial oder ein neuer, deutlich vom HipHop beeinflusster Crossover-Song, der lässig zwischen den Genres surft. Wie vielschichtig der facettenreiche Musiker aus Detroit ist, hat er in diesem Jahr bereits mehrfach bewiesen: Im Juni trat er als Frontmann gemeinsam mit The Roots und Travis McCoy im Rahmen der Rock’n’Roll-Hall of Fame-Veranstaltung zu Ehren der Beastie Boys auf und gab ein Beastie Boys-Medley zum Besten; im Mai veranstaltete er gemeinsam mit dem Detroit Orchestra ein Benefiz-Konzert zugunsten des republikanischen Präsidentschafts-Kandidaten Mitt Romney und erlöste mehr als eine Million Dollar Spendengeld.

Wie sehr die US-amerikanische Politik ihn beschäftigt, zeigt auch ein zehnminütiger Film, in dem er mit Hollywood-Star Sean Penn den verschärften Lager-Wahlkampf zwischen Demokraten und Republikanern konterkariert; zunächst werfen sich die beiden die klassischen Stereotypen an den Kopf, um am Ende zu dem Ergebnis zu gelangen, dass sie alle Amerikaner sind, mit unterschiedlichen Ansichten – aber doch ein Volk. Ein Film, der im Internet rund um den Wahlkampf für viel Aufsehen sorgte, tritt er doch für Objektivität, gegenseitiges Verständnis und Loyalität zum Vaterland ein.

Nun widmet sich Kid Rock wieder ganz der Musik. Zu vier Songs des Albums, „Let’s Ride”, dem zusammen mit John Eddie geschriebenen „Happy New Year”, „Cucci Galore” and „Redneck Paradise”, wurden bereits Videoclips gedreht, die in den kommenden Wochen und Monaten nach und nach veröffentlicht werden.

Nach diversen Grammy-Nominierungen, 2 American Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 8 (!) Detroit Music Awards, dem Echo, dem People´s Choice Award und 2 World Music Awards legt Kid Rock nun mit „Let´s Ride“ die erste Vorabsingle aus seinem am XXX folgenden Album „Rebel Soul“ vor!

Rockig, erdig und geschwängert vom Geruch von Leder, Benzin und Whiskey.

One of the unlikeliest success stories in rock at the turn of the millennium, Detroit rap-rocker Kid Rock shot to superstardom with his fourth full-length album, 1998's Devil Without a Cause. What made it so shocking was that Rock had recorded his first demo a full decade before, been booted off major label Jive following his Beastie Boys-ish 1990 debut, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, and toiled for most of the decade in obscurity, releasing albums to a small, devoted, mostly local fan base while earning his fair share of ridicule around his home state. Nevertheless, Rock persevered, and by the time rap-metal had begun to attract a substantial audience, he had perfected the outlandish, over the top white-trash persona that gave Devil Without a Cause such a distinctive personality and made it such an infectious party record.

Bob "Kid Rock" Ritchie (born Robert James Ritchie, January 17, 1971) grew up in Romeo, Michigan, a small rural town north of the Detroit metro area. Finding small-town life stiflingly dull, Ritchie immersed himself in rap music, learned to breakdance, and began making the talent-show rounds in Detroit. Inspired by the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill -- white performers fusing rap and hard guitar rock -- Kid Rock recorded his first demos in 1988, and eventually scored an opening slot at a Boogie Down Productions gig. That performance, in turn, led to a contract with Jive Records, which issued Kid Rock's debut album, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast, in 1990. Produced by Kid Rock, Too Short, and D-Nice, the album was heavily derivative of Licensed to Ill. Rock briefly became notorious when a New York college radio station aired the album's profanity-laced ode to oral sex, "Yodelin' in the Valley," and was fined over $20,000 (a judgment later rescinded). However, despite a tour with Too Short and Ice Cube, Jive didn't see much of a future for Kid Rock and dropped him from their roster.

Moving to Brooklyn, Rock hooked up with the small Continuum label, and moved his brand of rap further into hard rock with The Polyfuze Method, released in 1993. Reviews were mixed, with some critics praising the record's humor and eclecticism while others dismissed it as awkward and forced. The EP Fire It Up followed in 1994, appearing on Rock's own Top Dog imprint (which was still distributed by Continuum). Rock eventually returned to the Detroit area and began work on another album; recorded on a shoestring budget, Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp was released in 1996. Although sometimes forced to sell bootleg dubs of his own records to pay the rent, Rock set about forming a full-fledged backing band, which he dubbed Twisted Brown Trucker. While its membership fluctuated early on, rapper Joe C. (born Joseph Calleja) was one of the first to join; a longtime fan and frequent concert attendee, Calleja caught Rock's eye in 1994, partly because of his diminutive stature (due to a digestive condition known as celiac disease, which required both dialysis and extensive medication) and partly because of his encyclopedic knowledge of Rock's song lyrics. The rest of the lineup settled around mostly Detroit-area musicians: guitarists Kenny Olson and Jason Krause, keyboardist Jimmy Bones (born Jimmy Trombly, he handles the basslines himself), drummer Stefanie Eulinberg, DJ/turntablist Uncle Kracker (born Matt Shafer, who had been with Rock since the early '90s), and backing vocalists Misty Love and Shirley Hayden.

As rap-metal acts like Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Rage Against the Machine began to dominate the hard rock landscape, Atlantic Records decided to take a chance on signing Rock. Devil Without a Cause didn't do much upon its initial release in August 1998, but a big promotional push from the label and MTV helped make the album's second single and video, "Bawitdaba," a nationwide smash. The follow-up, "Cowboy," achieved similar success, and suddenly, after a decade of trying, Kid Rock was a superstar with a Top Five, seven-times-platinum album and a gig at Woodstock '99. While pondering how to follow up Devil, Rock acquired the rights to his indie label recordings and remixed or re-recorded the best material for The History of Rock, which was released in the summer of 2000 and featured some new songs as well. Sadly, after being forced to take a break from touring a year earlier by his medical difficulties, Joe C. passed away in his sleep on November 16, 2000.

Even with a tragedy like this in his life, Rock continued work on his follow-up to Devil Without a Cause. The media focused more on his relationship with actress Pamela Anderson than his musical career, which many magazines were beginning to ridicule. His DJ, Uncle Kracker, had a successful solo career during the spring and summer of 2001, leaving Rock without one of his most frequent collaborators. Still, by the winter of that year he had completed work on Cocky and had released "Forever" to success on rock radio. In fall 2003, Kid Rock returned with a self-titled effort. A cover of Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" marked the first single. The cover art to his 2006 live album, Live Trucker, paid tribute to Bob Seger's Live Bullet. Just a year later the studio record Rock N Roll Jesus came out, landing at number one and selling 172,000 copies in its first week. Born Free, produced by Rick Rubin and featuring guest appearances by Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Zac Brown, Sheryl Crow, Bob Seger, James Hetfield, and T.I., arrived in 2010. Born Free debuted at number five on the Billboard charts but it didn't generate any hit singles; the title track peaked at 31 on the Rock Songs chart and "Collide," featuring Crow and Seger, didn't fare much better on the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. Kid Rock toured in 2011, then set about recording his next album, Rebel Soul, which appeared late in 2012. (Steve Huey, Rovi)

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