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Old 12-15-2002, 09:35 PM   #1
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Let's talk about Johnny Cash

I went through a bit of rediscovery of Johnny Cash this weekend. What a fucking terrific poet/singer/songwriter/man. At this moment I'm so obsessed with Cash that I might argue that his version of 'One' surpasses U2's version...

So do you love him? Favorite albums? As much as I've always loved "At Folsom Prison," I think "Solitary Man" (third in his "American" series) might be his best work...
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I had an ex who burned me out on him, lol. But yeah, he kicks ass.



You wouldn't happen to have an mp3 of his version of One, would ya?
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elvis woulda been a sissy without him.

my husband likes him, i got him the greatest hits cd that bono wrote a thingie for.
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You wouldn't happen to have an mp3 of his version of One, would ya?
I do indeed. What's you AIM screenname? I'll send it when I get home this afternoon...
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Cash is great. I've got "Solitary Man," "16 Biggest Hits" and "Johnny Cash at San Quentin" - not a big collection but enough to keep me happy.

Solitary Man - I dig 'Country Trash' - just a fun little song and a JC original.

On the greatest hits disk I discovered "One Piece at a Time" which is a kickass old song -- really funny and it jams too. Johnny is such a great storyteller.

It always amuses me when, in "Folsum Prison Blues," Cash sings "..but I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die," and it elicits a WOOOHOO from one of the inmates in the audience.

I got into Western Swing/Rockabilly like 3 years ago and that's how I got into Cash. I think the local bands idolize JC -- one band in particular does a good version of "Ring of Fire." The local live Western Swing/RAB scene brought me to Cash and I discovered he jams. I hadn't really paid much attention to him before that.
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Thanks to my Grandpa, I've been listening to JC since the early 70's when I was 3 or 4 years old. He was a huge fan and I inherited his collection of 8-tracks and vinyl.

I'm going to try to get to the Johnny Cash exhibit at the Nixon Library this week. All of the memorabilia has been collected by a fan and is supposed to be amazing.
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Im a huge Cash fan too. Just finished reading Cash by JC. I enjoyed it thouroughly. I really am not a big fan his version of One however......
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I Johnny Cash!!!

Boy name Sue

Folsom Prison

Ring of Fire

and so many many many more!!!!
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I was never much of a Johnny Cash fan until I heard his cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." It's not that I'm a Depeche Mode fan either - I just thought Cash's rendition of that song was amazing. Maybe I should start paying more attention to this guy.
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I was never much of a Johnny Cash fan until I heard his cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." It's not that I'm a Depeche Mode fan either - I just thought Cash's rendition of that song was amazing. Maybe I should start paying more attention to this guy.
yeah! that was really cool...and john frusciante does acoustic guitar on it as well

how about nin's "hurt"?? that just really surprised me...
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I do indeed. What's you AIM screenname? I'll send it when I get home this afternoon...

It's in my profile.



Thanks!
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I almost posted about this at the time..but thought..nah , who here

cares about Johnny Cash? I'm glad to see some do.
each Christams when I was kid, mum would say" get me a piece of sheet music and get dad a record ( she meant a single, all I could afford) I bought him "Sunday Morning Comin' Down" .What lyrics, what a mood he creates.." ..my cleanest dirty shirt...it took me back to something, i'd lost somehow, somewhere along the way...there's something in a Sunday..."
The Carter family were special too, I love it when families perform together.
But my recent "good score" I almost posted about?I found the double vinyl of "The Gospel Road" A story of Jesus, Told and Sung by Johnny Cash.....a treasure imho. I've only has time to listen to one of the records, I might tape it and take it home for Christmas. So far I love the song "Follow Me" sung by June Carter Cash and the narration. Johnny has one smooooooooooooth voice. Other guests on the album are Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, and the Statler Brothers.
My sister and I used to sing Burning Ring of Fire and fall about laughing. One of my g'friends who likes a singsong does a mean version of Folsom Prison Blues...kind of. Dad has some of his albums, I've spent hours been taping some of mum and dad's singles(anyone heard of grady martin and the slew foot five?) and old ones of mine" the swinging blue jeans" joseph hill, ray colombus and the invaders....... woohooo.

Johnny Cash has earned his place...I wish him peace.
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He's The Man. That's it and that's all.
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How anyone can hear Dirty Old Egg Suckin Dog and not love him, I'll never know
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so i'm at Virgin today flipping through books on Johnny Cash and I learned a few things....

Namely, he freakin' played the VIPER ROOM in L.A. in 1992! JOHNNY FREAKIN' CASH in a small club. Where was I?????? Why wasn't I there????? Apparently the Indie Rock scene and Gen X'ers rediscovered him in the early 90's.

And...... AND..he played L.A. again just 5 years ago!

It's also interesting to note that, according to what I read, JC's career was on the wane in the 80's and he was playing county fairs and at least one high school auditorium on one of his tours.

He says in his autobiography that he contractually owed CBS one final record on a contract he had in the 80's and he purposely made the most atrociously bad album he could make, entitled "Man in a Chicken Suit." Damn I want that album.
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