Oh come on...nearly every
"southern rock" artist has not been from the South. Creedence was from fuckin' Fresno California, for Christ's sake. Aerosmith was from BOSTON. Only Skynyrd actually came from anywhere nearby (Florida). It's the only reason southern rock survives...these guys aren't capturing reality, they want the feel
, which is something that only comes from digesting mythology.
As to Kid Rock, I've liked him for a while now. I like the fact that he took a while to get established. I like the fact that he attempted to take the two manliest genres of music (hard rock and hip-hop) and blend them into something that wasn't angst-ridden. I like the fact that he's just doing what he wants to do.
Is any rock star 100% what they claim? Most likely not. Robert Plant
spent many, many songs basically talking about his dick, when his was the smallest in his band. CCR, as I already mentioned, wrote paean after paean to the South, when they weren't from anywhere close.
Rock music is artifice. We shouldn't expect it to be real
, we should expect it to be good
edited 24th Jan '12 11:22:47 PM by drunkscriblerian