NME.COM

Kid Rock : Bawitdaba

The Kid's US breakthrough, released here in time for his Brixton gig in June...

Its chorus alone could level a police precinct, so perhaps one shouldn't ask too many questions. But... what does it all mean?





A bit like "Awopbopaloobop" or "Sha-na-na", "Bawitdaba" is one of those musical nonsense words that can mean everything, and nothing. Today, it's the raw-throated baby talk of Kid Rock's 'breakthrough' single in the US, now finally released in the UK in time for his Brixton gig in June.

It translates like this: a mighty collision of hard rock anthemics and white boy raps. It's about absolutely nothing at all, but, y'know, it's for a lot of his homies, some prostitutes, "Chicks with bleepers", some fellas in rehab, some guys in prison, among others. Utter nonsense, then; but that's not going to get in the way of its ability to make grown men leap about like salmon.





Kitty Empire
7 / 10

Share This

More Reviews

Slaves - 'Take Control' Review

This unruly second album delivers a sucker punch to anyone who had the Kent duo down as a novelty act

Album

Boxed In – 'Melt' Review

With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment

Album
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine