Review: Kid Rock – Bawitdaba (Rock)

This review covers the nu metal track Kid Rock – Bawitdaba.

This track was released in 1998 on the album Devil Without a Cause.

The track starts off with a synth pad. This pad has some automation on it. A second synth pad joins the track. A guitar effect comes in after. The vocals come in quietly with elements of the main chorus. The main vocals then come in for a name drop. After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This is backed by lead guitars and a drum kit.

From there, the main vocals take the track into the first verse. A sound effect to exemplify one of the lyrics is thrown in. A second effect is added in the later part of the verse. This is capped off with the track dropping out with some filtered vocals.

The track then goes into the main chorus with the main vocals making brief appearances. This track then goes straight into the next verse. This is capped off with the filtered vocal, but after that, an instrumental section comes in. Some scratching comes in along with a phaser effect.

After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus with the same backing as before. This is capped off with the main vocal making a brief return. After that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus once again. The guitars then end and the main vocals feature a laugh. The synth pad then lead the track out.

A major strength of this track is definitely the main chorus. It has that full sound that gives is that loud, yet not loud sound. There’s that gritty power associated with it with a lack of a better way of describing it.

Meanwhile, the main vocals, interestingly enough, don’t necessarily take much of a presence during the main chorus. Instead, that comes in during the verses to give the track an interesting variety. To make things even more interesting, the style in the verses is rap. In my opinion, it doesn’t sound bad at all.

Additionally, the rock elements blended with electronic elements really rounds this track out. I really don’t have any issues with the filters, effects, or the scratching. They all brought something to the table even if they weren’t the main focus to the track.

Overall, I’d say this is a great track. It has very solid vocals, throws in a bit of creativity in the process of who sings what, and the backing rock elements work well. The electronic effects thrown in, though not necessarily a dominant part of the track, still added a fair bit to the track to really offer a well rounded listening experience. So, a great track in my view.


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