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Editors’ Notes

Uncle Kracker throws together an unlikely mix and makes it work — elements of hip-hop, nods to hard rock, sunshine L.A. harmonies, Midwestern viewpoints, country music settings, a soft rock appeal, and even a little Auto-Tune to modernize these early ‘70s dreams and potential hits for the early ‘80s and onward. The opening harmonies of “Smile” get things flowing in the right direction and a tune like “Another Love Song” celebrates the very thing Uncle Kracker’s aiming for. This Kid Rock acolyte knows all about having his life changed by rock ‘n’ roll and even if he prefers to chill like a younger, striving Jimmy Buffett, he intends on getting to the party eventually — if not on time. “Livin’ the Dream” tilts towards country with a heapful of Auto-Tune. “Corner Bar” watches the recession repossess his house and car, but it’s the girl who runs off with his girlfriend in “My Girlfriend” that confuses him most. These playful riffs eventually lead him to Detroit’s favorite son Bob Seger, but on the ballad side, with “Mainstreet.”

Customer Reviews

Love it

I was so surprised. I love Smile so I decided to check out the rest of the album and I was surprised how good it is. I really like the songs. To me it is a great ride around and sing along!

Wow!!

LOVE THIS RECORD!! Especially the song with Jesse Lee, Me Again. Country music's my favorite but this is a really fun record, a must buy!!

Love it!

I completely forgot about Uncle Kracker, but I'm so glad he's back! Awesome album, upbeat and fun!

Biography

Born: June 6, 1974 in Mount Clemens, MI

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After serving as DJ for his hometown chum Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker (born Matthew Shafer) stepped out from behind the turntables to release his debut solo album, Double Wide, in 2001. Uncle Kracker had performed alongside Rock since 1994, and both favored a combination of funky, post-grunge rock with a hip-hop aesthetic. Double Wide also sported...
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Happy Hour, Uncle Kracker
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock, Rock, American Trad Rock, Metal
  • Released: Sep 15, 2009

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