The Star Tribute Review The Rock N Rebels Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd/Kid Rock live in ST.Paul, MN At the State Fair Ground On 7/29/09
Kid Rock set the record Saturday night for the most f-bombs dropped at the State Fair grandstand.
Kid Rock was rowdy, crude and proudly lowbrow but highly entertaining for 95 hellacious minutes.
The Detroit native pledged allegiance to American and Confederate flags, toasted whiskey and beer, saluted weed and Willie Nelson, honored U.S. troops and flew his freak flag for that intersection where he resides exclusively where Outlaw Country Road turns into Classic-Rock Avenue and where R&B Lane morphs into Hip-Hop Circle.
On Saturday, he set a record for name-checking more artists in his song lyrics than any previous grandstand headliner. He acknowledged opening act Lynyrd Skynyrd in three songs, same with George Jones and gave shout outs to Willie, Waylon, Merle, Kiss, ZZ Top, among others and performed songs (or snippets thereof) by Sly Stone, the Rolling Stones, the Georgia Satellites, Ted Nugent, ZZ Top and Waylon Jennings. He rocked and rapped, crooned country and folk ballads, sang a little gospel and R&B and played guitar, piano, drums and turntables. And he strutted like Mick Jagger, did flying leaps like David Lee Roth and carried on like the American bad ass (his description) that he is.
The fitting opening act of this Rock and Rebels Tour was Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of rocks first great populist regional bands.The band had more bottom sound and more guitar muscle than in the past, but the hits: Call Me the Breeze, Simple Man (a ballad with big guitars) and, of course, Free Bird were a perfect blast of Southern-rock warmth on a cool Northern Saturday night.
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Set List
Saturday Night Special
Gimme Back My Bullets
What's Your Name
Know A Little
Gimme Three Steps
Call Me The Breeze
Sweet Home Alabama
ENCORE - Freebird
Kid Rock's Set List
Rock N Roll Jesus
Son Of Detroit
You Never Met A MF Quite Like Me/ American Bad Ass
Lowlife/Keep Your Hands To Yourself/Lowlife
Rock N Roll Pain Train w/ Everyday People
Cowboy>Good Ol' Boys>Cowboy
Only God Knows Why
Picture feat.Stacy Michelle
Instrumental Jam w/Cat Scratch Fever on drums
SOURCE: Star Tribune