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Origins: Rusty Cage (from Johnny Cash)

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A GIRL NAMED JOHNNY CASH
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GUEST,Dani 15 Feb 09 - 10:37 AM
Jayto 15 Feb 09 - 01:00 PM
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Subject: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 08:50 AM

Anyone know anything about this song? Heard it this morning for the first time. Talk about some dark!?

Dani


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 08:54 AM

Brilliant song. I have that on a CD.

Recorded with Tom Petty and the hearbreakers.

http://noolmusic.com/videos_2/johnny_cash_rusty_cage_music.php


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Subject: Lyr Add: RUSTY CAGE (from Johnny Cash)
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 08:56 AM

You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel, burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still water
And ride a pack of dogs

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Hits like a Phillips head Into my brain
It's gonna be too dark
To sleep again Cutting my teeth on bars
And rusty chains,
I'm gonna break my Rusty cage and run

When the forest burns
Along the road Like God's eyes In my headlights
When the dogs are looking
For their bones
And it's raining icepicks
On your steel shore

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: Beer
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 09:19 AM

Great song. First time I hear it as well.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 09:21 AM

I beleieve the lyrics were by Chris Cornell


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: irishenglish
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 09:49 AM

Villan's right-its by Chris Cornell/Soundgarden. Its my favorite on that Johnny album, very badass!


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: wyrdolafr
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 10:18 AM

Heh. I much prefer the original. I was pretty disappointed with Cash's version when it was released. I felt the same with his version of Nick Cave's 'Mercy Seat' too. That said, I preferred Cash's version of 'Personal Jesus' to Depeche Mode's original.

I thought the series of 'covers' albums were pretty much a curate's egg, to be honest.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 10:37 AM

Never heard of him, but dude can sing... reminds me a little of Stevie Ray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Q6pD2hyyo

Dani


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: Jayto
Date: 15 Feb 09 - 01:00 PM

Rusty Cage was written by Cornell and was performed by Soundgarden. Cornell can write really good. I don't think he gets the credit he should for his writing abilities. I loved Cash's version of it. I was so caught off guard when I heard Cash do it. Well the same thing with Mercy Seat. I differ though I think Mercy Seat was a great cover. I love Nick Cave's version and have been a Nick cave fan for years and years. The Bad Seeds is one of my all time fav band names as well lol. Cash brought something different to the table with his cover though and I loved it. I pretty much regard it as a total different song instead of thinking of it as a remake even though it even has the same chord progression.
cya
JT


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Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Cynthia Collins
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 06:57 PM

"Rusty Cage" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, "Rusty Cage" was released in 1992 as the third single from the band's third studio album, Badmotorfinger (1991). The song became an instant hit and was released as a single in several different formats. The song was included on Soundgarden's 1997 greatest hits album, A-Sides.

On "Rusty Cage" the bottom E string is tuned all the way down to B, with Thayil stating that "the string was all wobbly but it had a good effect." The song features a striking tempo change towards the end of the song, going from using 4/4 in its chorus to a repeated pattern of 3/4, 2/4, and 5/4 in its coda. Thayil has said that Soundgarden usually did not consider the time signature of a song until after the band had written it, and said that the use of odd meters was "a total accident."

"Rusty Cage" was written by frontman Chris Cornell. Guitarist Kim Thayil on the song:

The tuning on that song was pretty nutty. It's recorded with a wah wah in the low position used as a filter. That was the first time we did anything like that. It was Chris' idea; he wanted to get that weird tone that you can't really dial in on an amp. But if you use the wah wah as a filter, it gets an incredibly weird sound. And if you listen to that riff, especially if you've heard the original demos of it, it almost sounds backward.


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