Just a reminder that American V: A Hundred Highways, the penultimate American Recordings CD from the late Johnny Cash is in stores today, July 4, 2006. His voice was almost gone and it's hard to listen to, but it's another incredibly powerful masterpiece. If "I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now" doesn't put tears in your eyes, there's something horribly wrong with you.
"That's my problem - I'm too frank. That's why my mother shoved me down the stairs. But then she is fat."
"God's Gonna Cut You Down" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded. Cash bringing the fire and brimstone with a very Old Testament whoop-ass bringing deity. As he got closer to death it seems like every album got somehow more pure and more elemental.
Just picked this up tonite. It is an awesome collection of tunes, beautiful production and Johnny Cash, who's voice was basically hit or miss for most of the recordings, brings so much life to these songs. If you liked any of the other American series, I would highly suggest picking this up. Be forwarned though, there is only one song most people might know, the rest are obscure country or gospel tunes. But, well worth the money.
Originally posted by spf"God's Gonna Cut You Down" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded. Cash bringing the fire and brimstone with a very Old Testament whoop-ass bringing deity. As he got closer to death it seems like every album got somehow more pure and more elemental.
Samoa Joe needs to use this song as entrance music.
The album is terrific. Nothing beats listening to Cash while driving around the countryside. "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is even being featured on my local rock station.
Scene: Mark DeRosa's brain. The year is 2005. Part of Mark DeRosa's brain: Come on, another position change? One day it's second base, the next day right field, now it's third? Why, I oughta go into Buck's office and throw his talking fish on the floor! Other part of Mark DeRosa's brain: Hold on, other part of the brain. We're making $500,000 this year. Last year we made $725,000. All for playing a damn kids' game. This is, as they say in Brainland, a no-"us"-er. We're not going to complain. Part of Mark DeRosa's brain: You're right, dude. Let's go back to looking at this crazy porn Teixeira gave us!
I am beginning to feel old and mortal. I remember the first time I saw the Ramones live. I saw them several times over the years, but the first time was sometime in 1982. Front row being smashed up against the stage. Snagged two picks from Dee Dee.