Something For The Pain

Something For The Pain by Redlight King
Released: Jun 2011
Label: Hollywood Records
Something for the Pain's anchor is a heavily sampled, rap reboot of Neil Young's "Old Man." The track definitely feels influenced by Kid Rock's fusion of hip-hop and classic rock. In an age of unexpected crossover, the song retains enough of its original country flavor to appeal to fans of Eric Church, Big & Rich and other Nashville hybrid types. Funny thing, though: The rest of the album finds Redlight King filtering his hip-hop through more of a post-U2 anthem-rock aesthetic. In other words, the bulk of Something for the Pain sounds far more urban -- or suburban.
Justin Farrar
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