Tom Waits! And Johnny Cash

Tom Waits! And Johnny Cash

Postby Bookben » Thu May 22, 2014 5:13 am

Boy, did you call that one right. Let me tell you--during my time in Afghanistan, Tom Waits suddenly sprung into my senses. A lot of the music I'd used to love just burned away in that wasteland. I found myself gravitating to Waits, and oddly, Johnny Cash. Yeah, man, I'm serious. I grew up in rural Oklahoma, and Cash's music was always around, but it didn't grip me then. I equated it with the places I wanted to grow up and leave. Over there, though, it suddenly became deeply important. And this song. It ended up being featured on "General Kill" at the end of the series, and it blew me away that they used it. It must be just part of the territory we were in.
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Re: Tom Waits! And Johnny Cash

Postby Sheepdog » Sun May 25, 2014 3:04 am

That song was also featured on the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Classic tune, but then again I've always been fond of Cash's music.
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Re: Tom Waits! And Johnny Cash

Postby lewis » Tue May 27, 2014 5:31 pm

Thanks very much both for that. I'd not come across 'The Man Comes Around' before you mentioned it, and am now listening to it for the first time... Love it! I always found Cash's 'The Mercy Seat' to be deeply moving, as well, of course, 'I see a Darkness'
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Re: Tom Waits! And Johnny Cash

Postby Billy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:31 am

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