Kid Rock is the all-American bad-ass. He’s the guy you see on all those feel-good American movies from the ’70s that make you wish you lived his life, and not some shitty, dead-end 9-5 life in some shitty town in the UK. His music makes you smile really hard as he’s a guy you can’t help but like. First Kiss is his latest album and is the perfect accompaniment for lazy summer nights, driving with the roof down, or sat watching the sun setting.

You can sum up First Kiss in a few words – whisky, Johnny Cash, girls, and partying. Listening to First Kiss, life for Kid Rock seems to have been one big barrel of fun. His country-Americana-rock certainly falls under the category of easy-listening and, if you’re a daydreamer or are missing a soundtrack for those hazy summer evenings in the garden drinking beer with your friends, then the likes of “Ain’t Enough Whiskey” and “Good Time Lookin’ For Me” will certainly fill that void.

First Kiss and, if we’re being honest, Kid Rock in general, takes you to a place where you didn’t have to leave school and get a job you hated. Instead, it takes you to a place where you got your first kiss, had your first drink, partied every night then hung out with your friends during the day. Kid Rock’s music is about great memories and First Kiss does an excellent job of taking you back to those places.

Like Kiss in the ’70s and ’80s, Kid Rock’s music is about escaping from the real world and looking back on the good times. Nickelback did the same when they wrote “Photograph.” Yes, it’s clichéd stuff but, if I’m being honest, most of us wish we could live a life like Kid Rock as reality is nowhere near as much fun.

First Kiss Track Listing:

01. First Kiss
02. Good Times, Cheap Wine
03. Johnny Cash
04. Ain’t Enough Whiskey
05. Drinking Beer With Dad
06. Good time Lookin’ For Me
07. Best Of Me
08. One More Song
09. Jesus And Bocephus
10. FOAD (Bonus Track)

Run Time: 44:00
Release Date: February 24, 2015

Check out the song “First Kiss” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.