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2006-10-20 10:01:34 PM  
Guess again, junior. I'm with Nerdlinger on this one.
 
2006-10-20 10:07:45 PM  
Yeah...Johnny shouldn't have done this one.
 
CPB
2006-10-20 10:11:27 PM  
It wasn't terrible, but in NO way superior.
 
2006-10-20 10:14:03 PM  
i dunno.. rusty cage is like the only soundgarden song i dont really like.. but this version is so-so too.. maybe i just dont like this song no matter who sings it
 
2006-10-20 10:35:01 PM  
His version of "Hurt" is way better. It's actually kinda scary how well he does it.
 
2006-10-20 10:38:54 PM  
I didn't like the original, and this isn't much better.
 
2006-10-21 02:00:42 AM  
i'm just here to complain.

i like soundgarden and johnny cash both, but apparently there's a contractual obligation to biatch so...

...my shoes fit funny. kids today don't respect authori-tah. that would look better if it came in blue. that one show with the lady and the guy...that offends me.

in summation, get offa my goddamned lawn.
 
2006-10-21 05:53:09 AM  
You guys are insane. I'm not gay, but I'd give Mr. Cash a BJ in a second.

Alive or not.

He's a god among men.
 
2006-10-21 08:25:16 AM  
submitter: Johnny Cash vastly superior different version of Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage"

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2006-10-21 08:47:30 AM  
No...a god among men would be best known for his own music, not for the various covers he's done..
 
2006-10-21 09:26:40 AM  
What's with all the cash videos lately?
 
2006-10-21 10:14:48 AM  
Vastly superior to what?

I mean, I like the Cash version. But it's in no way superior to the original. Soundgarden was one of the truly great bands of the 90s.
 
2006-10-21 10:54:06 AM  
ihatedumbpeople: No...a god among men would be best known for his own music, not for the various covers he's done..


Are you high? Johnny Cash is best known for his own music. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of fame at 48 for crying out loud. The fact that he can cover something like Rusty Cage or Hurt and make it uniquely his is nothing compared to the rest of the things he's done.
 
2006-10-21 11:57:11 AM  
Count me in as another one who loves what he did with "Hurt," but thinks "Rusty Cage" leaves a bit to be desired. It's not a bad cover, but not great.

I would've loved to hear him cover "Jesus Christ Pose" or "Fell on Black Days," though.

/Who am I kidding?
//Johnny Cash singing
///Big Dumb Sex
 
2006-10-21 12:34:21 PM  
The problem is with the song itself: the lyrics just sound like a pastiche of blues-song cliches, like a cut-and-paste job done on a bunch of Lightnin' Hopkins and Muddy Waters songs. Johnny Cash can't really do that much with it.

"Hurt", on the other hand, is a far better written song.
 
2006-10-21 01:25:17 PM  
"Personal Jesus" is my favorite Cash cover
 
2006-10-21 02:40:32 PM  
Sacrilege!

I'm glad Johnny Cash is dead I hope he's burning in hell for what he did to Soundgarden.
 
2006-10-21 03:23:50 PM  
What the hell is with all the Cash poseurs these days?
 
2006-10-21 03:25:13 PM  
d000fus: What the hell is with all the Cash poseurs these days?


I grew up listening to the man.
 
2006-10-21 04:03:07 PM  
i liked this version

/$.02
 
2006-10-21 04:14:48 PM  
hat the hell is with all the Cash poseurs these days?

It's the movie. I have a friend who listens to nothing but pop and he d/led Cash's entire discography after he saw Walk The Line.

And the reasont the Hurt cover works better is that it's a song that's more easily adaptable to Johnny Cash's style. If you look at his covers,the most successful are the more folk/county/roots rock songs or songs with some serious melody. I Won't Back Down, Highway Patrolman, One, Four Strong Winds (from the recent post mortem release), christ, even Solitry Man are all amazing covers. But I also admire things like this and Personal Jesus because they're such interesting forays into heavier music.

/Johnny Cash over Marilyn Manson FT Personal Jesus cover W!
 
2006-10-21 04:20:07 PM  
I'm not a Cash fan, hell, i'm not even a pop music fan (I'll take my classical tunes any day, TYVM, and yes, if it's not classical it's pop music) but I really liked Cash's cover of NIN's Hurt.
 
2006-10-21 04:33:59 PM  
mofomisfit

It's the movie.

Eh? What movie?
 
2006-10-21 05:07:27 PM  
2006-10-21 04:14:48 PM mofomisfit


hat the hell is with all the Cash poseurs these days?

It's the movie. I have a friend who listens to nothing but pop and he d/led Cash's entire discography after he saw Walk The Line.

2006-10-21 04:33:59 PM d000fus


mofomisfit

It's the movie.

Eh? What movie?

the answer is in the reading...
 
2006-10-21 06:49:05 PM  
The lyrics and syncopation do not lend themselves to Cash's style. This was a poor choice for him to cover. And why exactly is Johnny Cash covering anything anyway? He writes his own music just fine.

I have no respect for covers. They rarely add anything to the body of music; almost all are worse than the original.
 
vid
2006-10-22 02:39:55 AM  
I have no respect for covers. They rarely add anything to the body of music; almost all are worse than the original.

I strongly disagree. Writing good music and performing music well are two vastly different skills.

Motown built a pop music empire by understanding this simple fact.

Besides, with no covers, there would be no Jimi doing "All Along the Watchtower", nor would there be Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dyin" or "Bring it on Home", nor Eric Clapton's "Crossroads", nor the entire "Stardust" album by Willie Nelson, nor the masterpiece LP "Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy."

And I would not want to live in a world without that music.
 
2006-10-22 05:00:28 AM  
vid

If you're gonna talk about good Hendrix covers, screw "Watchtower". "Hear My Train a Comin'", "Hoochie Coochie Man", and "Killing Floor" (also a great Zep cover) really show him loving what he's doing.

I like the original "Rusty Cage" and this cover. I think it goes nicely with some of his later work.
 
2006-10-22 01:06:26 PM  
jake_lex
The problem is with the song itself: the lyrics just sound like a pastiche of blues-song cliches

There's really not enough lyrics for me to criticize.

Musically there's just not much to it. If you can grunge up some guitars or have some improv skills, then it'll work. Otherwise, it's a drone.

Perfect for Johnny Cash. I like it.
 
2006-10-22 11:40:21 PM  
You all are idiots if you think:

1) this is the best soundgarden song
2) Cash's cover of this song is good.

Courtney Love could fart and it would be a better cover than this song.
 
2006-10-23 01:30:16 AM  
Courtney Cox-Zucker
/Who am I kidding?
//Johnny Cash singing
///Big Dumb Sex


Now that is something I would pay to hear.
 
2006-10-23 03:01:06 AM  
The reason why johhny cash has so many fans now among the younger generation is because of the guality and guantity of albums he released shortly before he died. They were amazing. Within my family growning up, Johnny Cash was a living legend, but I had heard all of his old songs so many times at family gatherings that they just didn't strike me at all. He didn't make music for a long time that was any good, because he was on the outs with all his labels after he pissed everyone off. (When the Country Music Hall of Fame inducted him, he refused the award because the town had dropped him.) he sent them a picture of him giving the bird.

Then came his new label not that long ago, picked him up, and what do you know? great albums= new fans. You people who complain about covers and the johnny cash haters don't understand music. It's more than just farking around with an instrument. It's about soul, it's about communication. Which, if you don't get it by now, is the reaon why you'll never be any farking good yourselves.
 
2006-10-23 03:11:56 AM  
James Brown


Sacrilege!

I'm glad Johnny Cash is dead I hope he's burning in hell for what he did to Soundgarden.



I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die...
 
2006-10-23 11:46:57 AM  
mathmatix

Ah. IMDB says "You didn't miss anything, bud."
 
2006-10-23 03:45:12 PM  

I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die...


fulsom prison was a pretty good remake by johnny cash as well.
 
2006-10-23 05:38:00 PM  
iamrobot , nice sarcasm.

on the off hand chance you're crazy though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folsom_Prison_Blues
 
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