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Single Review: “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock

May 27, 2008

Kid Rock can be considered a master of all genres, having scored hits in country, rap, rock, pop and even blues and jazz. One song, “Picture”, scored success in most of these at the same time. Once again Kid Rock makes his cross over into country with his latest single from his album “Rock N’ Roll Jesus”. Kid takes a look back at his younger summer days and relives the fun times he had with the boys and the girl listening to their favorite music and just messing around.

Now this song would have just been a useless attempt at a country/rock twist, however the one thing that makes this song shine is that it refers to the song “Sweet Home Alabama” as the song that him and his buddies sang in those careless and wonderful summer days of old and even incorporates the familiar and famous solo into the chorus. Also, as with many recent singles, this song is a timing release meant to make for an enjoyable summer radio hit, and that it is. In the end it is much more rock than country, but at this point it is useless to criticize Kid Rock for his lack of “actual” country sound in his singles due to their cross-over status, so this can just be defined as your typical well timed Kid Rock hit, nothing really that special, but nothing that isn’t worth a listen.

Listen: www.myspace.com/kidrock

Grade: B-

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    June 3, 2008 10:23 pm

    I love this song!

  2. Tony permalink
    June 20, 2008 2:53 am

    Great, catchy country-rock song! Country fans may even want to check some of the other tracks on his Rock N Roll Jesus album. A few are even more fitting for country radio than this.

  3. Matthew permalink
    August 15, 2008 5:21 am

    Okay, i get the reference to “Sweet Home Alabama”, but how come no mention of the Warren Zevon “Werewolves in London” riff that plays throughout the song?

  4. cowboybleau permalink*
    August 16, 2008 3:19 am

    I was wondering who would call me on that Miatthew. I only just recently actually descovered that similarity. I had never heard “Werewolves In London” beofr and a radio station pointed me to it as part of this song. I checked it out and realized the riff was there after this review, but it deserves all due credit that I failed to give it here.

  5. March 13, 2010 2:55 am

    I LOVE KID ROCK THEY ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 U need more songs!

  6. March 13, 2010 2:55 am

    Dont u know tht?

  7. March 13, 2010 2:57 am

    Maybe the song Jesus Take The Wheel?????? Thts a AWESOME song! Btw ( ik i said it already ) I LOVE U PPL ( kid rock! ) U ROCK! ROCK ON KID ROCK! My dream is to someday meet u peeps!

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