Kid Rock is the modern Bob Seger.
If you find that sur-prising, recall that Rock — who plays the Comcast Center on Saturday — rose to fame rapping, “I ain’t straight outta Compton/I’m straight out the trailer.” Basically he was letting us know his style might be L.A. street, but his heart remains in the heartland.
The guy born Bob Ritchie tipped his hand on the 2007 smash “All Summer Long” — a jumble of wannabe-Seger lyrics over the top of a mashup of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London.” But his dalliance in old time rock ’n’ roll bloomed into a full-on obsession on his 2010 album, “Born Free.”
“Before making this album, (producer Rick) Rubin said to me, ‘You know those rock records that we love? We’re going to make one of those,’ ” Rock explained from his Michigan home. “He told me, ‘We’re going to get great players, great songs, no computers, and just do it.
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