I have to admit, I am a huge fan of Kid Rock. There. I said it. I saw him as an opening act for Kiss and never looked back. His latest CD, First Kiss differs a bit from his usual raunchy lyrics and hard rock sound and instead opts for more reflective lyrics and bluesy rock and roll. The title track, “First Kiss,” kicks off the CD with lyrics reminiscent of “All Summer Long” from Rock and Roll Jesus. There was not a single song that I didn’t like on this CD. That’s quite a feat as far as I’m concerned. One of my favorite songs was “Drinking Beer with Dad,” reminding me of summers long ago when I did just that.
Reflect back on your carefree, misspent youth with this CD. Kid Rock is aging like a fine whiskey, smooth and satisfying.