The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93966 Message #1813714
Posted By: Peter T.
19-Aug-06 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Subject: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Jody Rosen at Slate.com has written an interesting piece about the last Johnny Cash records, concerning their somewhat kitschy (but very traditional for country music) use of DEATH, DEATH, DEATH. It has always seemed a bit over the top to me, but Jody is the first person I have seen to point it out. I particularly liked the references to all the other stuff Johnny did (like having the Monkees on his TV show) before he DESCENDED (ASCENDED) into ultimate BLACKNESS........