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Hello Nasty
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (14 July, 1998)
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It's been a dozen years since the Beastie Boys broke, and on Hello Nasty, they show that--though they've grown up, matured, and just gotten older--they're still in touch with the inner brat that always made them so much fun. Turns out that the brat's turned into an ace record collector with choice taste in collaborators, too. --Randy Silver ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sounds from everywhere and how they rule!
I think west coast radio has it right in dumping the Beastie Boys in with white alternative rather than the rap set. Their historically deft sampling (mixed with punk attitude, when not with punk sound) has had obvious influence on a massive number of late-90's west-coast "alternative" stalwarts such Sublime.

At any rate, Hello Nasty raises the bar on the competition. The B Boys prove they're smarter, funnier, and can draw on a much larger musical context than their "competition". Whether they're pulling in material from Tito Puente or Igor Stravinsky, the Boys show an amazing knack to integrate everything into something cogent. Listening to the longish 22-track album, you feel like you've been everywhere. Heard everything. Like you're listening to the history of mankind's musical exploration trapped onto a 5-inch disk and slyly squeezed to fit into an hour of your life.

The hooks are catchy, from the ludicrous, spacy, psychadelling Intergalact! ! ic to the more traditionally-rappy Super Disco Breakin'. This monster is a landmark.

5-0 out of 5 stars A true Beastie masterpiece!!
Listening to this CD is like reading a good book of short stories. You can re-read your favorite stories over and over again and they remain awesome, or you can reach out and try a new story and you know that it's going to be another great one. The variety in this CD is astounding, just when you thought you've heard the whole thing, they jump out and suprise you with a 60's inspired tune about anti-sexism,"Song For the Man" sung solo by the King Ad-Rock. Right after, you get a full assault by the classic "Intergalactic" featuring samples, of all things, of Rachmaninof's Prelude in C sharp minor. As you sink back into the traditional old school/punk Beastie beat they throw another card on the table with the smooth "I Don't Know", sung sweetly by MCA.(!!) The Beasties certainly have learned how to share, as Hello Nasty includes guest appearances by Mixmaster Mike and Lee "Scratch" Perry, the Jamaican man. The CD leaves you o! n a thoughtful note with a touching song, sung once again by the beastiest, and mellowist of the Boys, Adam Horovitz (aka. Ad-Rock). It is a moving piece about the loss of both his mother and best friend. Hello Nasty is a masterpiece that shows that not only have the boys grown and matured, they also have held on to their bratty "fight for your right to party" image that their loyal fans have grown to love.

4-0 out of 5 stars As usual, it's different.
I'm in awe of how the Beastie Boys can make each album different from the last, but still remain true to who they are. Whatever that may be. When listening to any one of their efforts, you get the feeling that even though one track may be hardcore, the next rap, and the next (Could it be?) light crooning that each one is made in earnest without any pretension. (Musically speaking. Lyrically, the boys are famous for their sarcasm and irony.) Hello Nasty has a very techno, Eurotrash feel when stood next to their other albums. Instruments are played, but it doesn't have the garage band sound that Check Your Head and Ill Communication occasionally presented. This is a long album, my one complaint, and I find myself skipping around a lot more than I normally do, but it's a solid, if not great, effort. Rhymes remain fun and silly but there is a hint of maturity and change. Compare "Song for the Man" with Licensed to Ill's "Girls". Both are sung by Adrock (aka Adam Horovitz). "Girls" was a silly ditty written by a teenage boy with too many raging hormones. It's almost as if "Song for the Man" was written by Horovitz circa 1998 FOR the Horovitz of 1986 after listening to "Girls" again. Beastie Boys, maturing? Wonders will never cease. Another point of interest is the song "I Don't Know" sung (Yes, again, there is some singing) by MCA (aka Adam Yauch) expressing indecision and uncertainty, most unlike every other rap MC on the planet. This uniqueness and individuality would keep the Beastie Boys a step ahead even without the insane command of beats (They aren't called "the scientists of sound" for nothing!) and clever lyrics. However, never fear, the Beasties are still the lovable little punks with the same goofy senses of humor that they were when they first invaded the scene. It's just now they have some hindsight. ... Read more

Asin: B000007TE8


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The Gift of Game
Average Customer Review: 3.64 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (09 November, 1999)
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From Run-D.M.C.'s unlikely courtship of Aerosmith to Anthrax's union with Public Enemy, seemingly polar opposites have spawned a whole musical genre popularized by the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Kid Rock. Crazy Town's The Gift of the Game neatly slots into the rap-rock category. They obviously carry some clout, amassing an impressive guest roster for a debut album, including godfathers of the scene Red Hot Chili Peppers on stand-out track "Butterfly" and KRS-One on the storming "B-Boy 2000." As debut albums go, this is about as accomplished and cocksure as you get. --Helen Marquis ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Good CD....
Ok, first let's get the bad stuff out of the way: everything you've heard about this band is true. They are a rap/metal band, one of their rapper/singers has a rather high-pitched voice, they are immature and oversexed, and they are a second-rate Limp Bizkit.

Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the point: they are actually (gulp) good. They are not my favorite band by any means, but they are worth a listen. For serious fans of this group, Crazy Town also have a cool song with Paul Oakenfold called, "Starry-Eyed Surprise". Just thought I'd mention that. Now, onto the tracks:

1.Intro - Stupid intro with some dude saying, "Crazy Town isn't evil, we just cause trouble and have fun. We're not evil, we're not good. We're in between." Psssh. Whatever, man. 2/10

2.Toxic - Standard rap rock track about rocking shows and kicking (...) Lots of cuss words, weird, sludgy beat to it. It's okay, but the rapper who sings the chorus has an irritating voice and lyrics are sub-par. 4/10

3.Think Fast - Song about living life in the fast lane. Pretty much the same, but the delivery is much better than on "Toxic". It has some cool DJ scratching and much better lyrics than the last song. Some unknown rapper guests on this one, his lines are great. 7/10

4.Darkside - Whoa, AWESOME! This album would be a perfect 10 if every song was like this! Catchy chorus, good rap lyrics, one of the 5 best tracks on the album. 10/10

5.Black Cloud - Another INCREDIBLE song with great lyrics. Speaks of depression and drug addiction with really great lyrics like, "Here comes the rain/I project my pain/trying to make sense of these crazy things/I'm a diamond in the rough/could I suffer enough?" and "a thousand cigarettes won't change the way we feel." Another one of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

6.Butterfly - If you've heard of Crazy Town, you've probably heard this song. This is their only real hit. It a kind of ballad with a funky beat sampled from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Funny lyrics about the perfect girl, the perfect love. It's cool, but there's a hard-rock remix of this song that I think is better than the original. One of the 5 best tracks. 9/10

7.Only When I'm Drunk - An immature, cheesy fun song about being drunk and doing things you wouldn't normally do. It's funny, not one of their best. 5/10

8.Hollywood Babylon - Standard rap rock track. Funny, trashy, everything you would expect. 7/10

9.Face the Music - A fight song with more bragging. (...) Some really cool lyrics about dancing with the devil, great track, nearly made it to the top five tracks. 9/10

11.Revolving Door - Alright, this is where their trashiness and machismo starts to get annoying. (...) This song is about one of the rapper needing a revolving door on his house because there are so many ladies coming in and out. He also brags about everything, from the size of his house (...) Bad song. 3/10

12.Players (Only love You When They're Playing)- This is the pure hip-hop track, and it RULES! If this track had got some airplay, it could easily have been their first single instead of Butterfly! The chorus has some great R&B female vocals. One of the best 5 tracks. 10/10

13.B-Boy 2000 - Another hip-hop track with KRS-ONE guesting. The rapping is great on this one! Great hip-hop beat with spiraling guitar riff! Catchy-(...) chorus that says, "I'm a bad-(...) b-boy 2 triple-O/a space-age hip-hop superhero!" One of the 5 best tracks. 10/10

14.(...) Man, sometimes rappers come up with the stupidest [work] for their intros and outros. 2/10

Anyway, this band is not bad, they are very catchy and they do have talent, but if you want teenage-minded, kick-(...) rap/metal, Limp Bizkit is the better choice over Crazy Town. If you want thought provoking metal, choose Tool. If you want rap, get Outkast. If you want the best rap/metal ever, get Rage Against the Machine. But if you want something catchy that has rap in it but also rocks, get some Crazy Town or Limp Bizkit.

Bottom line: for what this band is, they are great. 6/10

1-0 out of 5 stars WHAT THE ????
crazy crap, the gift of garbage and queers would be a more accurate title. I'm surprised RHCP didn't kick their ass. How much more unoriginal could a "group" be. Pretty little ditty from the Mother's Milk cd was much better. For one, it was meant to be instrumental, and all these fags did was put a bunch of stupid worn out lyrics and a stupid beat that wasn't even made by a drum in it that no one wants to hear, well say maybe a bunch of dumbass preps. Rap, by the way, is not even music. It's just a combination of ripped off music styles with a bunch of macho ignorant words written all over it. I'm glad to see alot of others who are RHCP fans like me agree with me. All you others, you are stupid, bulligerent dickwads and i feel sorry for you that you don't even know what music is

1-0 out of 5 stars Crappy Town
They dress like punks and play limp-wristed rap-rock. Lameness personified. ... Read more

Asin: B0000296JD


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Body Count
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (06 October, 1992)
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4-0 out of 5 stars "Ice-T" rocks!
You've got to give "Ice-T" credit. After he became the O.G. of the rap game, he went and put together a rap-metal band. I wont say this album started any kind of movement, but it is one of the early groups of the genre. This of course had all the "Cop Killer" controversy in 1992, and the track was eventually removed. The funny thing is how hardcore alot of the other lyrics are, so I guess it's ok to kill your own mother, just not cops. Anyway, even without that track, it's still a killer album. "Ice" even tries singing on "The Winner Loses", which is a really cool, ballad type song. Overall, it's a really good album, and a real sign of the times.

5-0 out of 5 stars EVEN THOUGH ''COP KILLER'' IS MISSING, THIS STILL ROCKS!
THIS IS THE CLASSIC CD WHICH ONCE HELD THE CONTROVERSIAL ''COP KILLER''. BUT, JUST MONTHS AFTER ITS RELEASE, ''COP KILLER'' WAS PULLED OFF THE ALBUM, AND THAT TRACK WAS REPLACED WITH A ROCK REMIX OF ''FREEDOM OF SPEECH''. NONETHELESS, THIS IS STILL A GREAT HEAVY METAL CD. SURE, THE LYRICS DON'T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING SPECIAL, BUT IF YOU LISTEN TO IT, YOU'LL WANNA BOP YO HEAD ALL DAY. THE BEST SONGS ON THE ALBUM ARE ''KKK B*TCH'', A SONG THAT ATTEMPTS TO SAY THAT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT A BAD THING. ''EVIL D*CK'', A SONG ABOUT SEX. ''BODY COUNT'S IN THE HOUSE'', ALTHOUGH THIS SONG REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TOO MUCH LYRICS TO IT, IT JUST ROCKS. AND THE SONG THAT WAS PULLED OFF THIS ALBUM, ''COP KILLER'', AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH THERE ISN'T MUCH TO THE LYRICS, THE SONG REALLY ROCKS AND IT HAS A SERIOUS MESSAGE ABOUT CROOKED COPS. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ALBUM. VERY FEW OTHER BLACK BANDS HAVE THE IMPACT THAT THIS BAND HAS. OH, AND KEEP IN MIND THAT THE FRONTMAN FOR THIS BAND IS ICE-T. THIS ALBUM IS GREAT, BUT, THE UNCUT VERSION THAT HAS ''COP KILLER'' IS A RARE, MUST-HAVE ALBUM. EITHER VERSION OF THIS ALBUM IS PERFECT, BUT, THE VERSION THAT HAS ''COP KILLER'' IS THE BEST VERSION. A TRUE CLASSIC. FOLLOWED BY BORN DEAD.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Fine CD
I don't really know if Body Count are well-known out there in the US, but I just know one thing: they're good. Way before Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park mixed rap with rock (well, a little while after Run DMC with Aerosmith's "Walk This Way"), they did the same thing, and sometimes even better, if you ask me. Ice-T was "in front of his time"...
What you'll find here is rap-like lyrics with, instead of rap beats, guitars, basses and drums. And it works.
My favorite songs in here are "KKK B****", "Smoked Pork", "Voodoo", "The Winner Loses" and "Body Count".
What's bad about this CD is that many of its lyrics are dumb and some songs don't quite work. If it wasn't for that, it would surely be a 5-star. Actually, I'd give this CD a 3.5 star, but since they were one of the first to mix rock with rap, I think they do deserve 4 stars. If you like Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and other rap/rock bands out there, you should really listen to this. If you don't like, you should too. Peace out! ... Read more

Asin: B000002MHE
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Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 September, 1998)
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When you think about it, House of Pain really were ahead of their time. Tracks like "Jump Around" may have been light on the content side, but they delivered in the production department--they played with sounds in the same way that Missy Elliott and Timbaland have popularized, and they crossed over to a rock audience long before Puffy ever tried it. On Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, Everlast's second solo album, the opening is an appropriation of "The Fat Boys are Back"; a couple of songs favor a sensitive folk-rock touch, with Everlast on guitar; and others reach back for House of Pain's best rock-influenced sounds. Though plenty of others have rhymed over rock and folk tracks, Everlast has a good feel for it and his songs are solid. If this isn't a career album, it's damn close. --Randy Silver ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Everlast: Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
Ryan here, with another review. This time, it's Everlast's second solo shot in ten years, "Whitey Ford Sings the Blues". As an "at-home" music critic, I'm going to have to go with what I say whenever I'm reviewing a new album - it depends what degree of hip-hop/rock you like. If you like the aggressive, hardcore party stuff, this album's not for you. Still, Everlast, AKA Long Island's Erick Schrody dishes out some pretty bad-boy rap/rock. He takes a unique mix of hip-hop and rock music and twists and turns it into an 18-track, with 4-interludes, solid album that will bump out of an all-around hip hop fan's stereo. Here's a quick review of my personal favorite tracks.
#2 Money, Dollar Bill Y'All - This track, featuring Sadat X is a real winner among hip hop fans. Even though Whitey is white (hence the name), this track is gangsta. With thumping bass and aggressive lyrics, this is sure to satisfy any hip hop fan. Not for rockers, though.
#4 What It's Like - A major hit on alternative stations nationwide, this song focuses more on the guitar-influenced parts of Everlast's style. A slow, solemn song telling a couple stories about people that may be encountered in any community along with a great acoustic guitar performance by Everlast make this track a sure winner - among hip hop and rock fans.
#5 Get Down - This one is truly a very interesting blend of hip hop and rock. Vigorous acoustic guitar chords bang in the backround while Whitey spits his bad-boy style lyrics. This is one to love.
#7 Tired - If you need something to listen to when about to go wild, Tired is the song just for that. With bumping and consistent bass, Tired is probably one of the most hip-hop orientated songs on the album. Lyrics are quite aggressive - which sums up Everlast's style.
#9 Painkillers - This one tells about the story of a man getting shot while on a return to his hometown, New York. This is not true for Everlast - I believe he's telling another man's story. With a slow beat meant for a rap song, along with lyrics that tell quite a story, this track will appeal to all rap fans.
#11 Praise the Lord - Another hip hop orientated song, Praise the Lord helps everyone remember that the Creator himself must be remembered. E spits a few nice lyrics in the short song, with a consistent chorus. Could be longer, though.
#15 Funky Beat - A sure party anthem. Featuring Sadat X and Casual, this song has some of the most clever rhymes I've heard since Gin and Juice - dropped by these three underated hip-hoppers.

Overall, my opinion of "Whitey Ford Sings the Blues" is overall good, but a few things could have been a bit better. He turns his bad-boy style into kind of a tender style with slow beats and mellow acoustic solos on tracks 12 and 17. Otherwise, I think this album is a sure winner. But as I said earlier - it depends on what kind of hip-hop or rock you like - but for an all around hip hop fan like me, it's sure to be in my CD tray often.
Thanks for reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everlast matures beyond House Of Pain
I agree with many of the other reviewers that when Everlast first decided to record a record fusing blues, rock, and straight hip-hop, it seemed like an unlikely prospect, but when "What It's Like" was released as the first single with its catchy blues-line acoustic guitar and Everlast's thought-provoking and honest lyrics, I knew the album had to be a success. And it still is, standing tall as one of the best hip-hop CDs I've ever heard. Everlast is not the greatest singer on the face of the planet (although his rapping comes damn close), but his voice is honest and sincere and you know he means it when he says "God forbid you had to walk a mile in her shoes. 'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to choose." His voice is extremely solid and confident, and instead of doing the same old thing from his work with House Of Pain or yelling about "gold chains, platinum rings" and his car, like all the radio-populating, trendy, talentless rappers on the scene, Everlast uses his words to convey an actual message to the listener, and Whitey Ford Sings The Blues is the result of that message and all the aspects of life that come with it.

"What It's Like" shines as it warns us not to be so quick to judge others until we've been in their position, and "Next Man" takes a stand against being self-indulgent and encourages helping the fellow man. "Ends" is about the utter loss of control and morals due to money, and "The Letter" is a heartfelt calling out to a love that Everlast apparently let slip through his fingers. As I said, the lyrics are very open, very honest, and not what I would've expected from the guy who sang "Jump Around" back in the early 90's. The guitar work is very bluesy and just as heartfelt as the lyrics, while the beats that are used in the more straight-forward hip-hop songs are solid and structured.

"Get Down" and "Tired" both show Everlast's shining ability to flow as well as sing while "Praise The Lord" is more hard-edged and "Painkillers" is wonderful in its empathy and introspective lyrics which put you into the position of Erik Schrody during a ficticious situation. There is not a single weak track on here with the exception of the few skits scattered about ("Sen Dog", "Prince Paul", and "Guru"), even though they seem to sit well with the rest of the album. Don't hesitate to grab one of the most original and honest albums released in hip-hop, as well as the later released Eat At Whitey's. I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sing whitey sing!!!!
If you're looking for an album that'll lift you, amp you, make you think, make you "get down" and entertain you, then look NO further...."whitey ford sings the blues" is for you. Its perfectly balanced with anthems like "get down", "praise the lord", funky beat", "money" and "next man" to get you amped. There's jams on there like "what its like", "ends", "today" "the letter" and "7years" to give you an accurate look at everyday life and makes you think. Songs like "death comes callin'", "painkillers" and "tired" just entertain you with tights rhymes and heavy basslines+beats. The ONLY track i dont like is "hot to death". Apart from that,its brilliant. The production is airtight, as you would expext from the SD50's. His husky voice is excellent when he's singing and its phenomenal when spitting a verse. TOP NOTCH. ... Read more

Asin: B00000AFH2


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Significant Other
Average Customer Review: 3.74 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 June, 1999)
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Florida-bred metal-rappers Limp Bizkit sold a million-plus records of their debut largely on the strength of a George Michael cover song. But the band indeed had "Faith" and the group's second outing proves that the Bizkit have the goods. Still, it seems as if boastful frontman Fred Durst is loading the band's deck again, this time by including scads of guest vocalists, such as Stone Temple Pilots' singer Scott Weiland, Method Man from Wu-Tang Clan, and Korn's Jonathan Davis. (In fact, Korn gave Limp Bizkit a leg up in the industry.) But the 16 diverse yet cohesive tracks on Significant Other don't need any help. Not as heavy as their mentors Korn--or as they are on their debut--Bizkit give Everlast a run for his money on the tuneful and appealing "Rearranged." "Just Like This" is another winning hip-hop and rock entry, while the amusing and memorable "Nookie" (as in "I did it all for the nookie") has self-deprecating lyrics not unlike the Offspring's "Self-Esteem." Bizkit segues with ease from pleasing rock and hip-hop amalgam to spooky Tool territory on "Don't Go Off Wandering" to moshable moments in the entreaty "Show Me What You Got." Significant Other may be hard to categorize, but it's easy to like. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Nookie can't save this mediocre-at-best album.
I heard "nookie" on MTV 5 million times before i finally took the time to borrow the CD from my friends's brother. All i can say is that i'm glad i didn't spend $ on it. Nookie is my favorite song on the album, but probably because its mainstream and catchy as hell. I really appreciate what Fred Durst has tried to do here but he just couldn't pull it off. Three Dollar Bill Yall is unlistenable at least in my opinion. But i hate rap so if you like rap i'd recommend it over Significant Other. Getting back to the music...No Sex and Rearranged are more melodic songs which are slightly better than the rap-metal tracks which drag down the rest of the album. However, rearranged just doesn't hold together and Fred doesn't have the voice to do anything but scream. No sex is marginally better but if i wanted good rock and roll, trust me i wouldn't have turned to limp bizkit. In the end, Limp Bizkit is too rap for rock lovers and too rock for rap lovers. Their idea is a good one but it just isn't my style.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best LB ever had to offer!
Okay, you read my review on "Chocolate Starfish", now its one step back to Limp Bizkit's prior effort "Significant Other". This, according to me was the best album Limp Bizkit had to offer till date. Fred, Wes, Joh, Sam and Lethal were inseperably directed their collective talent towards the establsihment of Limp Bizkit as a Nu-Metal Heavy Weight and also find a deeper philosophy in their music, unlike their rather random debut. This was the first time they had an all-star lineup which includes Jonathan Davis of koRn, Scott Weiland of STP, Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan. Here is how the album goes:
01 Intro -- Damn weird and totally Limp Bizkit.
02 Just Like This -- Swingin Hip-Hop beats courtesy of John Otto.
03 Nookie -- He did it all for the Nookie. The flow continues.
04 Break Stuff -- The heaviest song on the album!Anger unleashed!
05 Re-Arranged -- Some people may buy the whole godamn record just for this song. Its the deepest and the most beautiful song that Limp ever made. Fred shows he can sing too, not only that, he can sing beautifully as well.
06 I'm Broke -- Continues where Nookie left last.
07 Nobody Like You -- Featuring Jonathan Davis and Scott Weiland.
08 Don't Go Off Wandering -- Uncanily weird.
09 9 Teen 90 Nine -- Don't Stop! It's 1999 baby! Swing!
10 N 2 Gether Now -- Awesome rhymes dropped by Method Man.
11 Trust? -- Probably doesnt belong on this album, but its there.
12 No Sex -- A rather philosophical song, "Dirty Sex!".
13 Show Me What You Got -- Another Thank-you song.
14 A Lesson Learned -- Isn't is supposed to be "Learnt"??
15 Outro -- Sick, and annoying as usual.

That's it hope it was useful. Reviews on the rest of the Limp albums coming soon!

1-0 out of 5 stars DIE FRED DURST DIE!!!!
The title of this album outta be called "Untalented self." That's what these guys are, no-talent white boys with backwards hats and Fubu clothes who try to fuse rap and metal. Kill this band and all of its fans!!!! ... Read more

Asin: B00000JCB2


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The History of Rock
Average Customer Review: 3.32 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (30 May, 2000)
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The History of Rock arrives as the sort of superstardom-celebrating release that can buy a hot-selling artist time. (Think, say, G N' R Lies.) After 8 million (and counting) sales of 1998's Devil Without a Cause, the trailer-rockin' rapper is out to remind the world that it hardly started there. Mostly drawn, and often retooled, from his out-of-print Polyfuze Method and Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, these tracks display a "funky country hick" already on point with his knowing, hardheaded combo of old-school beats and classic-rock guitars. An "American Bad Ass" for sure, but also an artist who could come only from America, Kid Rock brings the noise--not to mention the bread and the circus. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Decent, but misleading packaging...
This CD is fine, if you know what you are getting. Packing list should read:

1 absoulutely killer new song (American Badass)

1 fairly lousy new song

The rest of the Cd is made up of a mix of re-recorded or re-mixed Kid Rock "classics". Most of the songs are very listenable, if a little derivative. They all sound better than the orignal versions available only on the out-of-print CD's.

You also get a few un-refurbished tracks straight from old albums which sound pretty dated production-wise. There are also a couple of unreleased songs which are ok, but unessential.

All this adds up to a decent Cd. I bought it for "American Badass", and fully expected the rest of it to be horrible... but, it's really not so bad. I do take issue with Kid Rock and his record company for deliberately presenting this as a "new" album... i.e. the sequel to "Devil Without a Cause". The only way you'd know what it really contains is by reading a review or reading the CD booklet (which obviously means buying the CD.

The cd does go some way toward illustrating that Kid Rock was not an overnight sensation... or, was an "overnight" sensation 10 years in the making. All of the ideas that made "devil" a killer album and a hit were kicking around in Kid's warped brain for a decade... they just came together the best on "Devil".

So, in closing, if "Devil" was like U2's "Joshua Tree" (i.e. a breakout album than attracted millions of fans) then "History" is "Rattle Hum" (a thrown together mish-mash designed to buy time and make money while the artist works on the proper follow up). Buyer Beware.

4-0 out of 5 stars The bullgod is back
2 years ago,Detroit based nu-metal artist Kid Rock crossed over from the underground hip-hop clubs of Michigan,to the mainstream pop charts with his hit album "Devil without a cause". This is not a follow up album as some believe but a compilation of remixed,re-recorded,and unreleased material from before the detroit rapper/rocker's went mainstream.The main difference between this and DWAC is, in DWAC Kid rarely went beyond the rap-metal genre,here Kid showcases his talent in a number of styles. We have hiphop tracks like 3 Sheets to the wind, country ballads such as My Oedipus complex,he even pays tribute to Elvis in Born 2 B A Hick!But fans of DWAC will not be dissapointed by songs such as American BadAss,F**k That and Prodigal son. I recomend this album to anyone who appreciates artists such as Linkin Park,Papa Roach and Eminem,in the words of Kid himself "P*mp On!"

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
really good

intro - best song on the cd lol no it's just some guy talking about kid rock its not a song

american bad a**- best kid rock song ever recorded on any cd in the world 20/20

prodigal son - awesome 20/20

paid - great 19/20

early morning stoned pimp - any song where joe c raps earns my respect 20/20

dark and grey - just like i am the bullgod 20/20

3 sheets to the wind - great 18/20

abortion - sorta ok 14/20

i wanna go back - sucks 4/20

ya keep on - AWESOME i hear this song at baseball games a lot and it took me until i got the cd to know it was kid rock himself 20/20

f**k that - AMAZING!!!!!!!! 20/20

born 2 b a hick - lol great and funny 20/20

my oedipus complex - 2nd best song on cd TBT kicks a** on this song 20/20

overall 20/20 ... Read more

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