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Johnny Cash does Nine Inch Nails cover

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by deh, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. deh

    deh Thread Starter

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    70 year old Johnny Cash performs Nine Inch Nails "Hurt" in his latest album. (Also does Beatles "In My Life", Depech Mode "Personal Jesus")

    This isn't for everyone but I found the performance truely Dark. I'll give him this he is real, doesn't try to overdub or juice up his voice.


    The video is here (sure can be found elsewhere)

    http://www.markromanek.com/video/14.html

    Editorial Review from Amazon:
    On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Danny Boy," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around, which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt"), Sting ("I Hung My Head"), and Depeche Mode ("Personal Jesus"), may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own "The Man Comes Around," filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritone-bass, frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' "In My Life," you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash
     
  2. bradofcanada

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    I caught that video on the counrty channel and actually teared up.
     
  3. marioh

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    Ugh, that link didn't work for me. I'd like to see Johnny Cash remake NIN.
    I also saw that Rick Rubin produced the CD. The same Rick Rubin that used to produce for my favorite band, Slayer. :D
    The guy is a great producer.
     
  4. sweets1981

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    The video is on CMT's countdown so i am sure you could be able to catch it there. Or on any american equilevent station...:D
     
  5. Rockn

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    He's been doing this for quite a while now. About 5 years ago he did a cover of Soundgarden's Rusty Cage. I always liked Johnny Cash and I really detest country music.....todays stuff anyway.
     
  6. joe2cool

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    Afraid the link didn't quite work for me either, liked some of Johnny's past work !! :)

    :cool:
     
  7. deh

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    Sorry link didn't work for ya.

    Pretty sad video though.
     
  8. marioh

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    I don't think I'd be able to put up with watching country music videos in order to hopefully get lucky and see the 1 video I'd be interested in. That's considered torture in many states. :eek:
     
  9. deh

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    HA,
    So link doesn't work for ya? It's a big download.

    He looks and sounds every bit of 70 which I think makes it good. It's real. Quote "Hauntingly beautiful"
     
  10. bradofcanada

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  11. marioh

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    Thanks for the link.

    Not a bad rendition, not bad at all. Way to go Johnny !
     
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