History Music / JohnnyCash

19th May '16 4:43:19 PM Kalmbach
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* ItAmusedMe: The protagonist of "Folsom Prison Blues" is there because "I shot a man in [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Reno]], just to watch him die."

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* ItAmusedMe: The protagonist of "Folsom Prison Blues" is there because "I shot a man in [[ArtisticLicenseGeography Reno]], [[ForTheEvulz just to watch him die.""]]
6th May '16 6:08:47 AM skidoo23
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* WouldHitAGirl: Never Cash himself, but one of his popular songs was "Cocaine Blues" about a man on the run from the law after shooting his cheating girlfriend.
1st May '16 10:38:49 AM MarkLungo
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* FlippingTheBird: A picture of Cash doing this was taken at the 1968 San Quentin concert. RickRubin made it famous by turning it into a [[http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cashs-famous-middle-finger 1998 ad in Billboard]] as a TakeThat to "the Nashville music establishment and country radio" for ignoring Cash's CareerResurrection. The finger now has its own [[https://www.facebook.com/JCsmiddlefinger Facebook page]]. Cash later explained in liner notes for a reissue of ''A San Quentin'' that it was directed at a British TV crew that was filming the concert and got in his way.

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* FlippingTheBird: A picture of Cash doing this was taken at the 1968 San Quentin concert. RickRubin Rick Rubin made it famous by turning it into a [[http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/johnny-cashs-famous-middle-finger 1998 ad in Billboard]] as a TakeThat to "the Nashville music establishment and country radio" for ignoring Cash's CareerResurrection. The finger now has its own [[https://www.facebook.com/JCsmiddlefinger Facebook page]]. Cash later explained in liner notes for a reissue of ''A San Quentin'' that it was directed at a British TV crew that who was filming the concert and got in his way.
27th Apr '16 8:38:45 PM StevieC
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** "I've Been Everywhere" qualifies to those who consider being well-traveled the mark of a badass.
9th Feb '16 4:31:43 AM foxley
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* RisingWaterRisingTension: "Five Feet High and Rising" is about a farm family forced to evacuate as their farm slowly disappears beneath flood waters.
29th Dec '15 7:16:54 AM Morgenthaler
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[[LongList I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. And Mother. And God.]]"''

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[[LongList I love songs about horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, and love. And Mother. And God.]]"''
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19th Nov '15 11:11:59 AM Taskmaster123
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* PetTheDog: His free prison concerts, which brought him great acclaim and were deeply appreciated by the inmates at the prisons where he gave them.
26th Oct '15 10:17:13 PM Twentington
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26th Oct '15 10:17:09 PM Twentington
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Managed surprisingly often during the run of ''The Johnny Cash Show'' (1969-1971), whether it was bringing on guests other shows and networks wouldn't allow, like Bob Dylan and Bob Seeger, inserting dirty jokes into songs like "Don't Play Red River Valley", jor performing near-taboo songs like "A Junkie's Prayer", "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (the last two songs being heavily critical of the government; ask the Creator/SmothersBrothers how well that went for them on their TV show a couple years earlier). Possible backfire as the show was cancelled after two seasons in part due to a drop off in ratings, though this could just as easily be attributed to the lowering popularity of musical variety series or Cash's proclivity for doing episodes devoted to religious music.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Managed surprisingly often during the run of ''The Johnny Cash Show'' (1969-1971), whether it was bringing on guests other shows and networks wouldn't allow, like Bob Dylan and Bob Seeger, Seger, inserting dirty jokes into songs like "Don't Play Red River Valley", jor performing near-taboo songs like "A Junkie's Prayer", "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (the last two songs being heavily critical of the government; ask the Creator/SmothersBrothers how well that went for them on their TV show a couple years earlier). Possible backfire as the show was cancelled after two seasons in part due to a drop off in ratings, though this could just as easily be attributed to the lowering popularity of musical variety series or Cash's proclivity for doing episodes devoted to religious music.
26th Oct '15 7:02:31 PM MHarrington
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* LongList: The many locations Cash says he went in "I've Been Everywhere".
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