Fire It Up (EP)

Fire It Up is an EP released by Kid Rock in 1993. Fire It Up was released in December 1993, under the indie label Continuum Records, it appeared on cassette, compact disc, on 7" vinyl. Following the success of Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock purchased the rights to Fire It Up and licensed it to Atlantic Records. At the time of its release, Fire It Up didn't get much attention outside of the local Detroit area. However, it was nominated by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors for Best Heavy Metal Album in its Indie Awards in 1994; the album was not offered for sale. Rolling Stone gave the EP 2 out of 5 stars. Side one "I Am the Bullgod" – 5:09Side two "My Oedipus Complex" – 4:18 Side one "I Am the Bullgod" "My Oedipus Complex" "A Country Boy Can Survive"Side two "Balls in Your Mouth" "The Cramper" "Rollin' On the Island" "I Am the Bullgod" – 4:50 "Country Boy Can Survive" – 4:55 "My Oedipus Complex w/intro" – 4:49 "My Oedipus Complex Remix" – 4:16 "Prodigal Son" – 4:29 Kid Rock – vocals, sequencing, percussion Bob Ebeling – drums Andrew Nehra – guitar, guiro, backing vocals Michael Nehra – solo guitar on "I Am the Bullgod" Chris Peters – guitar loop on "I Am the Bullgod" Mike E. Clark – loop on "The Cramper" Jon Slow – flute on "The Cramper" Dave Seymour – background guitar licks on "A Country Boy Can Survive" Prince Vince and Wes Chill – featured on "Rollin' On the Island"


The Potamoi are the gods of rivers and streams of the earth in Greek mythology. The river gods were the 3000 sons of the great earth-encircling river Oceanus and his wife Tethys and the brothers of the Oceanids, they were the fathers of the Naiads. The river gods were depicted in one of three forms: a man-headed bull, a bull-headed man with the body of a serpent-like fish from the waist down, or as a reclining man with an arm resting upon an amphora jug pouring water. Notable river gods include: Achelous, the god of the Achelous River, the largest river in Greece, who gave his daughter in marriage to Alcmaeon, was defeated by Heracles in a wrestling contest for the right to marry Deianira. Alpheus, who fell in love with the nymph Arethusa, pursuing her to Syracuse, where she was transformed into a spring by Artemis. Inachus, the first king of Argos and progenitor of Argive line through his son grandson Argus. Nilus, Egyptian river god and the father of numerous daughters that mingled with the descendants of Inachus, forming a dynasty of kings in Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia.

Peneus, river god of Thessaly flowing from the foot of Pindus. He was love interests of the god Apollo. Scamander, who fought on the side of the Trojans during the Trojan War, offended when Achilles polluted his waters with the a large number of Trojan corpses, overflowed his banks nearly drowning Achilles; the following are the sons of Oceanus and Tethys: List of Oceanids Potamides Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F. B. A. F. R. S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Hesiod, Theogony, in The Homeric Hymns and Homerica with an English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A. T. Murray, Ph. D. in two volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University Press. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Hyginus, Gaius Julius, Astronomica, in The Myths of Hyginus and translated by Mary A. Grant, Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1960.

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