Music Business

Out Today: New West Strikes Gold On Robert Ellis, Old 97's Discs

It's a light batch this week as far as new releases go, with the Independence Day holiday cutting into the label's schedules. As it stands now, Rocks Off is holding a jug of coffee in our hands to try to wake up from the food and chill-time coma we embarked on last Friday. We are surely not in the minority.

This past weekend we finally spent some more time with a physical copy of last week's Buddy Holly tribute disc, Rave On Buddy Holly, and we found Kid Rock's version of "Well All Right" the biggest revelation. Built on horns, handclaps and assorted percussion, the song shows a new old-school Detroit-soul side to the Kid that would make most people who are steadfastly against the Bullgod brand new fans.

We always knew he had a healthy amount of Seger in him.

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Craig Hlavaty
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