The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93966   Message #1813852
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Aug-06 - 01:35 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
....and how is the use of DEATH, DEATH, DEATH any different from the Child Ballads, Peter? Hey, death sells.
But I think there has always been a "dark side" to Johnny Cash, since I first heard of him in the 60's - and yes, that dark side was exciteing and appealing to people. Kitsch?-Not really. Marketing?-of course, but I think the American Recordings marketing has been quite tasteful. If they're successful, good for them.