Johnny Cash gets remixed | Rock Candy

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Johnny Cash gets remixed

Posted By on Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Johnny Cash feat. Candy- Sugartime. I'm pretty sure this isn't official.

Speaking of marring legacies, have you heard about the Johnny Cash remix album that Snoop Dogg, Beyonce's dad and John Carter Cash are producing? It's 20 Sun-era Cash tracks — songs like "Get Rhythm," "Big River" and "I Walk the Line" — remixed by producers from around the world. Bigish names like DJ Quick, Large Professor and Apparat. And then folks like Kennedy, above, who according to promo material is "a cornerstone in the new UK music movement called DirtyPop;" frequent Moby collaborator Count de Money and Mexican Institute of Sound, who're featured on EA's "Fifa 2008"!

It's out Oct. 14 on Compadre.

You can listen to three samples here.

I'm not convinced this is going to be awful. I don't think it's heretical to take classic roots material and mash it with contemporary sounds. I think I'm one of the few who liked most of the Fat Possum remix records that caused so many dyed in the wool blues fans to crow. But the song from the video above and the samples don't sound very promising.

One site's already pushing the heretical charge:

John Carter Cash and Compadre Records must have decided Johnny Cash’s memory and music weren’t worth respecting anymore. They were probably just thinking of easy profits when they decided to release 20 of Cash’s songs recorded on Sun records but remixed into a garbage-sounding album.

Which provoked a defense from John Carter Cash:

Well Well! I knew this would happen. I bring to the table exhibit number one. Have any of you heard my father's version of "The Time of the Preacher" for the Willie Nelson tribute twisted Willie? Rascalita, who exactly is "they"? Please. My father was a rebel and quite open minded about music.

Via Idolator.

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The 60 Years Later Edition

    The 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School, the Republicans’ last-gasp attempt to replace Obamacare, and a few odds and ends — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • The Future of the LRSD Edition

    The Little Rock School District settling a racial bias lawsuit, the state board of education approving three new charter schools in Little Rock and the latest news on DACA — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • Walmart plans to build new HQ in Bentonville

    Walmart will build a new headquarters in Bentonville, CEO Doug McMillon said today. The project is expected to accommodate 14,000-17,000 employees, who are now spread among 20 buildings in Bentonville, Arkansas Business reports. It's expected to be built in stages and take five to seven years to be completed.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

    • Wow... What a horrible review of an amazing performance! Talk about haters. They will hate,…

    • on September 23, 2017
  • Re: V.L. Cox's 'Murder of Crows' travels to New York

    • ,Text (757) 561-0686 BUY HERE DISCREETLY PRICE LIST Pure Marijuana Grade A,Actavis Syrup…

    • on September 23, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation