Monday, July 17, 2006

And The Mercy Seat Is Waiting

Johnny Cash's version of "Mercy Seat" will go down in the books as one of the greatest covers ever recorded. Just how good is it?

It is so good it makes the original** sound unnecessary.

It is so good that upon hearing it for the first time, my wife, who's not really into JC's music said "this is a such a good album - can you play it again?"

It is so good that I simply had to find a blog that linked to the song. Chills down your spine in 5...4....3....2...1

**Sorry, Nick, love your music and all, but Mr. Cash pwned you. Youtube has the vid of the original.


J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Cover better than original ... Gordon Lightfoot on "Me and Bobby McGee", Billy Joel on Cohen's "Light as the Breeze".

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GhostOfTomJoad said...

JAP: Sacrilege, man! Much as I adore Billy Joel...I really, really do...I'm afraid his version isn't as great as Cohen's.

km said...

I've never heard Billy Joel's version of that song. What album was that on?

Napster should have Lightfoot's version, which I haven't heard in a long, long time. Will ping you if I don't find it there, JAP. Thanks much!

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