Kid Rock's All Summer Long

I’m a fan of both Sweet Home Alabama and Werewolves of London. I’m also a purist with music and usually hate sampling, etc. But damn, I like this song for some reason. Reminds me of my adolescence.

This is mundane and pointless and I wanted to share it. But it’s music, so here we are.

Please flame me.

No flaming here.

I’m with you–I normally don’t care for sampling, but there’s something very catchy about this song. Plus, I had never realized how similar “SHA” and “WWOL” were. That fact alone got me interested. Starting to get a bit overplayed, though.

I just can’t believe he couldn’t find a rhyme for ‘things’ in the chorus. It goes something like:

We were trying different things
We were smoking funny things

Really? Kid, you couldn’t think of anything else there?

Fun song, though.

I won’t flame you either.

Not the greatest song in the world but it is a whole buncha fun to listen to.

While catchy, it’s a little bit too corny, IMO. Plus the term “making love” grosses me out for some reason. Fucking sounds more wholesome.

Reminds me of an old song by an obscure 70’s classic rock band, April Wine. Off of their album *Nature of the Beast *- which was played incessantly by a guy on my hall in the dorms freshman year - was a song called I Like to Rock(youTube link).

When you get to the end of the song (4 minutes in - sorry for the wait) - they do the exact same thing, but with the riffs from Satisfaction, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Day Tripper…oh, and their original riff, 'cuz it belongs up there with those songs… :rolleyes:

It never hurts to anchor your song on established hooks that already live in your listeners’ heads…

I just can’t do this song. It actively irritates me for some reason. And I’m one who actually likes sampling, but I just think the sampling in this song is lazy and unimaginative. Then again, I don’t have a Top 40 hit, so who am I to say?

I always think it’s funny reminiscing about summers in Detroit listening to Sweet Home Alabama.




It’s why I can’t listen to the song. It’s like Ozzy rhyming masses with masses.

I thought the exact same thing every time I heard the song in heavy rotation at the station where I work. But it’s undeniably catchy.

I think that Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama are both great songs, and yet this song manages to unimaginatively mash the two and create an unprecedented amount of suck and is a musical plummet for Kid Rock. Also Kid Rock is a decent rapper, and a good shouter/yeller, but he can’t sing.

Thanks to that song my respect for Kid Rock went into the toilet, through the sewer system, polluted the water ways, was ingested by a fish, the fish was caught, cooked up in an unsanitary kitchen, was then served to a man with bad teeth and body odor, he got the runs, ran to the bathroom, and went into the toilet again.

I didn’t love either of those songs but I am strangely attracted to Kid Rock and I like the song.

I couldn’t believe it- I was actually singing along to this damned song the first time I heard it. And I am not a Kid Rock fan by any stretch of the imagination- I am certain that I have never even heard another one of his songs, in fact.

But damn… this one is fun!


I enjoy the song, and I’m a huge fan of Warren Zevon and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Kid Rock went way out of his way to make sure that everyone was okay with the samples. He got the explicit endorsement of Warren Zevon’s son, Jordan, along with Zevon’s ex-wife. He got the okay from Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the late Billy Powell, Skynyrd’s long time keyboardist who just died a week or two ago, plays piano on it.

I found the mix really odd. In Zevon’s song “Play It All Night Long” the chorus is:

Sweet Home Alabama
Play that dead band’s song
Turn the speakers up full blast
Play it all night long

So, to have that stuck in the back of your mind as you listen to Kid Rock mash the tune of Sweet Home Alabama into the one song 90% of people think of when they think of Warren Zevon’s is just jarring.

All in all too distracting.

Having grown up spending all the summers of my youth on a Great Lake, I’m drawn to the fact that he sings about catching walleye from the dock. It’s one of those things that reminds me so much of being a teenager in the summer, and yet I never expected to hear it come up in a song on the radio.

In general, I have a fondness for Kid Rock because he’s just as trashy as he ought to be.

This song kinda pisses me off, actually. My sister said she liked it, and I said, “No, you like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Werewolves of London”. This ads jack shit to either.”

I feel everything that sucks about it can be summed up in this Hate By Numbers video.

Actually, that guy vocalizes one of the biggest things I hate about song and how sampling is used in it:

“I’m sorry, but while we’re on the whole mash-up thing, does taking two songs in the same key, with the same beat, and an identical chord progression even count as a mash-up? You might as well congratulate yourself for mixing together the German and English versions of 99 Luftballons.”


Meh. If you like, we can say that it doesn’t count as a proper mash-up. Whatever. I still kinda enjoy it (though the self-rhyming thing does sound unfortunately clunky to me).

Well, it’s not really a mash-up, and that’s fine with me. I’ve never thought of it as a mash-up (which is a different genre and one that wears thin with me quickly.) But, despite the reviewer’s poor use of the term, it’s what I mean when I say in my first post that the sampling is lazy and unimaginative.