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Tom_Fun Posted on 8/5 14:42
Johnny Cash

After watching Walk The Line last night, I've been inspired to listen to some of his music. Can anyone recommend one of his albums to get me going. Is his stuff with Rick Rubin worth getting?

The_Needle_Threader Posted on 8/5 15:06
re: Johnny Cash

Always have Johnny Cash, you never know when you might meet a young lady gaggin for it, dont wanna get caught short!


Always wear a raincoat.

Nedkat Posted on 8/5 15:14
re: Johnny Cash

I think he released .........

'The best of'

'The essential'

'The Legend of'

Freddy_Guarin Posted on 8/5 15:14
re: Johnny Cash

His stuff with Rick Rubin is very good but my favourite Cash album is At Folsom Prison. It's a live album but contains the best versions of several songs. Folsom Prison Blues is a great tune, "I shot a man in Reno/just to watch him die."

If you're unsure what to get then just start off with one of the many 'Best of' compilations. You can't go wrong with Johnny Cash.

Archie_Stanton1 Posted on 8/5 15:30
re: Johnny Cash

Yes, Live at Folsom Prison is deffo the one to go with. Live at San Quention is nowhere near as good. After that there are hundreds of compilations kicking around.

Tom_Fun Posted on 8/5 15:32
re: Johnny Cash

Cheers, I'll have a listen to the live album. I'm not keen on 'Best Of' albums as a rule, I resisted getting one of Dylan's best of's years ago when I discovered him and got Highway 61 instead. I wasn't disappointed.

moxzin87 Posted on 8/5 18:52
re: Johnny Cash

Well I think San Quentin is better.

Also, if you want to delve into any modern stuff, try American IV - The Man Comes Around. He got the idea for the title song, one of apocalypse and the end of the world, while in Nottingham. Go on a night out and you can see what he means.

jofus53 Posted on 8/5 18:56
re: Johnny Cash

is walk the line a good film then chaps, fancied watching it for a while but not got round to it. there's a song of his i really like, think it's called hurt