Live Trucker

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Live Trucker
Live album by Kid Rock
Released February 28, 2006
Recorded September 1, 2000 - August 28, 2004
Genre Hard rock, rap rock, southern rock
Label Atlantic
Producer Kid Rock
Kid Rock chronology
Kid Rock
(2003)
Live Trucker
(2006)
Rock n Roll Jesus
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars

Live Trucker is a live album by Kid Rock released on February 28, 2006. It is composed of songs from his homestands of Clarkston (on September 1, 2000, and August 26 through August 28, 2004) and Detroit's Cobo Hall (March 26, 2004). The album contained the last two performances of Joe C. on "Devil Without a Cause" and "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp" as well as Gretchen Wilson dueting on "Picture". Other highlights included "Only God Knows Why", the medley of "Somebody's Gotta Feel This" and "Fist of Rage," bridged together by Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".

"Cowboy" has the Dukes of Hazzard's theme song "Good Ol' Boys" removed from it. Likewise with "Devil Without a Cause" as AC/DC's "Back in Black" was removed from the first chorus.

"You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me" includes a verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" in the middle of the song. The album's final track is a rehearsal track from St. Louis 2004 called "Outstanding," a soul/funk cover originally done by The Gap Band.

The cover of the album is in the same style as the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band album Live Bullet.

The album has sold just over 596,000 copies but the RIAA has yet to certify the album gold.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Son of Detroit"   R. Brooks, D.A. Coe, T. DeLuca, H.E. Tipton 5:11
2. "Bawitdaba"   J. Krause, R.J. Ritchie, M. Shaffer 5:44
3. "Cowboy Intro"     2:56
4. "Cowboy"   Ritchie, Shaffer, J. Travis, J. Trombly 5:02
5. "Devil Without a Cause"   J. Hutchins, K. Olson, Ritchie, Shaffer, L. Smith, T. Shaw 6:11
6. "Somebody's Gotta Feel This / Fist of Rage"   Olson, Ritchie, Shaffer, Travis 5:41
7. "Picture" (feat. Gretchen Wilson) Ritchie 6:09
8. "American Bad Ass"   J. Hetfield, L. Ulrich, Ritchie 4:10
9. "Rock N Roll Pain Train"   Ritchie 4:05
10. "Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp"   M. Gross, Ritchie 7:11
11. "You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me"   Ritchie, R. Van Zant, A. Collins 5:48
12. "Cocky"   F. Beauregard, Ritchie, Shaffer 3:04
13. "Only God Knows Why"   Ritchie, Shaffer, Travis 6:33
14. "Outstanding"   Ronald Calhoun, Lonnie Simmons, Charlie Wilson 5:33

Credits[edit]

  • Kid Rock-Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion
  • Kenny Olson-Lead Guitar
  • Jason Krause-Metal Guitar
  • Aaron Julison-Bass Guitar
  • Mike Bradford-Bass Guitar on tracks 5 and 10
  • Smith Curry-Dobro, Lap Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar
  • Jimmie Bones-Piano, Keyboards, Organ, Wurlitzer, Harp
  • Stephanie Eulinberg-Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • Paradime-Turntables, Vocals
  • Uncle Kracker-Turntables, Vocals on tracks 5 and 10
  • Joe C- Vocals on tracks 5 and 10
  • Gretchen Wilson-Vocals on track 7
  • Lauren Creamer-Background Vocals
  • Karen Newman-Background Vocals