Johnny Cash: "pocahontas"
Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:31 AM
"Pocahontas" would seem a perfect platform for the grand old Cash, it being the pinnacle of Young's fetishization of the Wild West, right down to wanting to lay the indian princess as a surrogate for the American Dream or some such thing. Alas, then, that Rubin here abandons the stark trappings he most often dressed Cash in, turning instead to a distracting production that lends more to '66 Beatles. "Eleanor Rigby" strings and tooting Mellotron smack on psychedelic stickers inappropriate to both performer and song, which would've been just fine arranged, like most of the Man in Black's farewells, as a stately hymn. Or maybe not: the closing verses' weird spiral towards Marlon Brando and the Astrodome is also an uneasy fit for the Man in Black. Chalk it up to cowboys and Indians still not mixing, and look to Neil's wrenching live take on Year of the Horse for the gold standard. --Rob Mitchum
Posted 16 February 2004 - 10:05 PM
good article... Deadguyale
btw...you gotta find JC doing Depeche Mode's ..Personal Jesus
an excellent remake...strange ..but worth a listen
Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:22 PM
Deadguyale, on Feb 17 2004, 12:27 AM, said:
cash is one of my all time favorites
We will slowly crush these electronica people one Cash fan at a time.