I heard Johnny Cash first, and was then told it was a Nine Inch Nails song, so of course listened. I absolutely agree with you, two completely valid and authentic readings.Yeah, I think it's better and more poweful than the original, as Cash has a more powerful and authorative voice and has certainly lived the life that the lyrics look back upon, but Reznor should still be acknowledged as the creator
I will say it more clearly . The lyrics I quoted clearly use the word tow . Also this thread is called whats your favourite record and why.......... . . . . . . .The lyrics would perhaps have been better written by someone with an understanding of English. 'Tow' to pull along. 'Toe' digit attached to the foot.
Well, yes. You can't just storm in and abuse me... there is a queue, you know!I will say it more clearly . The lyrics I quoted clearly use the word tow . Also this thread is called whats your favourite record and why.......... . . . . . . .
Edited (Age deserves respect+dont wanna be banned )
The instrument he's playing is a Hohner Melodica, here's mine.East of the River Nile - Augustus Pablo
I bought my first copy in the late 70s when it came out
it, along with Joni Mitchell's Blue and John Martin's Solid Air have been constant companions ever since
But its Pablo I could never do without
it was recorded in multiple studios, remixed and finished at Tubbies probably, but I love the way you can hear some stylist twist and guess at the producer - tbf the Blackark stuff is well obvious ...
it is a thoughtful, fully realised run through all the emotions
I love it
I defy anyone to dislike it
From track one, Chant to King Selassie I ,it is perfect
Loved the Shamen since the early indie stuff. In Gorbachev We Trust is indeed n amazing record. I used to have it on tape and tracked down a digital upload a while back as I hadn't heard it in years. Will's death was awful and the band with Mr C in tow were never the same again unfortunately.In Gorbechev we trust - The Shamen.
I defy any man woman or beast to take a potent amount of halucinogenics with this playing on the stereo and not come out the other end a changed person.