Wasting Time (Kid Rock song)
|Single by Kid Rock|
|from the album Devil Without a Cause|
|Released||January 22, 2000|
|Recorded||Temper Mill Studios, Detroit, Michigan|
|Songwriter(s)||R.J. Ritchie, M. Shafer, L. Buckingham|
|Kid Rock singles chronology|
"Wasting Time" was the final single from Kid Rock's album Devil Without a Cause. The song blended bouncy hip hop vocals over a bluesy riff and gospel vocals provided by Thornetta Davis. The song's bass line sampled Fleetwood Mac's classic "Second Hand News". The song was a thumb at Atlantic who kept rejecting demos for the album, giving Kid Rock writer's block.
The song peaked at #35 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks with no music video accompanying it. There was a live version released on the "Only God Knows Why" single. It was from Rochester, New York concert, performed on March 21, 1999.
Kid Rock released a country version of the song on his 2013 Australian edition of Rebel Soul. Some of the vulgar lyrics were re-written and a verse was added. The Fleetwood Mac sample was replaced by an original arrangement by his band.
- Kid Rock- vocals
- Kenny Olsen- lead guitar
- Matt O'Brien- bass guitar
- Bobby East- rhythm guitar
- Stefanie Eulinberg- drums
- Uncle Kracker- turntables
- Misty Love- vocals
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||35|