Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
My name is KIIIIIIIIIIIID…Kid Rock! – Bawitdaba
One day I overheard someone say, “That kid rocks.” I took it as quite the compliment considering the artists which were usually hanging around.
I was influenced by the song Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) recorded by Perry Como. My dad was a big Perry Como fan and his albums were usually around the house.
“up jump the boogy” was a reference to the INXS song “Jumping” off their self titled album released in 1980.
The mention of D.B. Cooper in the song was actually about a feud with the ultra Southern racist U.S. Senator Edward W. Carmack who was shot down in Nashville, TN in 1908, the same year my grandfather was born.
I wish all of you could know how cool it was to have Tommy Lee playing drums while I sang this song for a few that had gathered after we put the final touches on the song.
Another song I wrote which has connection to this one is “No Diggity” performed by the R&B group Blackstreet.
I wrote All Summer Long performed by Kid Rock and is my take on Def Leppard’s friends Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama, which growing up in Alabama I was pretty sick of hearing so I thought I would write my own version. In 1994 Nirvana started performing Sweet Home Alabama in concert and on MTV Unplugged expressed my sentiments about the song by performing a small portion. When talking about the song I am the one who gave him the idea for someone in the audience to yell “Freebird”. Yes, that was planned.
This did inspire the 2002 movie “Sweet Home Alabama”. There is a coon dog cemetery in Tuscumbia, Alabama which is the hometown of Helen Keller and near Muscle Shoals, AL where Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded albums.
(Amy Lee, 1972, Dallas, TX)
Another song is Cowboy I wrote performed by Kid Rock. A connection to this song is the one I wrote for Nickelback titled “Rockstar”.