PDA

View Full Version : Blender Magazine names Johnny Cash "Best Dead Rock Star"



TheUnholyNightbringer
03-01-2006, 10:38 PM
I can't find a direct link, but I heard it on the radio the other day.

T-6005
03-01-2006, 10:41 PM
Hmm - I think I'd actually name him a worthwhile one in this competition, although in my mind he's not really a rock star. I think I'd put Jim Morrison in first, personally.

arak0r
03-01-2006, 10:41 PM
personally i woulda taken john lennon.

Sin Studly
03-01-2006, 10:46 PM
You're both wrong. JC owns you.

arak0r
03-01-2006, 10:48 PM
i thought he was more country than rock anyway

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-01-2006, 10:49 PM
I'm still amazed he beat Kurt Cobain. Happy, but amazed. It was a reader's poll.

Sin Studly
03-01-2006, 10:49 PM
JC is only country to people who've never heard any country music.

bd007h
03-01-2006, 10:50 PM
I'd Say Hendrix or Lennon

Sin Studly
03-01-2006, 10:50 PM
You're wrong.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-01-2006, 10:52 PM
Wtf? Johnny Cash isn't country.

Sin Studly
03-01-2006, 10:56 PM
He's country-ish, but he's not country.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-01-2006, 10:58 PM
Either way, he certainly counts as a rock star in my book.

Well, did.

T-6005
03-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Apparently, a first name starting with J is the key to becoming legendary rock stars.

Johnny Cash
John Lennon
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page

bd007h
03-01-2006, 11:12 PM
Janis Joplin would fit that too

arak0r
03-01-2006, 11:24 PM
Wtf? Johnny Cash isn't country.

http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/inductees/johnny_cash.html

he has at least a country-ish sound to him. tbh, i dont recall anyone ever talking about the guy till he died.

Sin Studly
03-01-2006, 11:25 PM
Why are 40% of your posts links and the other 60% just whining about how lame the board has gotten?

edit ; thanks for editing and making me look wrong.

arak0r
03-01-2006, 11:26 PM
60% are links? hmmm

and you edited too asdasdfffff

ahh im just gonna ignore your shit.

i dont really see how johnny cash can compare to john lennon. how exactly do they mean best? do they mean solo musicians? most popular? what kind of criteria did they use to pick him

edit: edit: edit: edit: this fucking post has been edited 3219483984 times

arak0r
03-01-2006, 11:42 PM
Country legend JOHNNY CASH has topped a new list of Awesomely Dead Rock Stars.
The WALK THE LINE singer beat rapper NOTORIOUS BIG and one-time labelmate ELVIS PRESLEY to claim the number one spot on Blender magazine's quirky poll.
The top 10 is:
1. JOHNNY CASH
2. NOTORIOUS BIG
3. ELVIS PRESLEY
4. TUPAC SHAKUR
5. JOHN LENNON
6. JIMI HENDRIX
7. JERRY GARCIA
8. KURT COBAIN
9. BOB MARLEY
1O. RAY CHARLES (KL/MXB/IG)

wow. what a fucking JOKE.

T-6005
03-01-2006, 11:44 PM
Quirky poll my ass. May as well say un-rockish.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 12:16 AM
Johnny Cash was country. And rock and roll. But his soul was country. Ultimately, Johnny Cash was The Man In Black. That's all that needs to be said.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 12:29 AM
im stunned that notorious big, johnny cash, and tupac, are rated higher than john lennon :| i shouldnt be too surprised, as pretty much every time a magazine like that has a poll or top # list, theyre pretty fucking awful

Andy
03-02-2006, 12:31 AM
I'm very happy to see a poll of that nature that didn't have Kurt Bloody Cobain as a runaway winner.

Wow, 50%, HALF of that top 10 were not rock stars! Things like this really set my pedantic nature off on overload.

killer_queen
03-02-2006, 12:46 AM
It's certianly Johnny Cash. Anyone who doesn't say Johnny Cash must have something wrong with his ears. Lennon was an idiot.

Also I LOVED this comment


Ultimately, Johnny Cash was The Man In Black. That's all that needs to be said.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 01:51 AM
It's certianly Johnny Cash. Anyone who doesn't say Johnny Cash must have something wrong with his ears. Lennon was an idiot.

Also I LOVED this comment

you, are a fucking idiot. though your name reminds me, where the FUCK was freddy mercury on that list?

Andy
03-02-2006, 01:55 AM
where the FUCK was freddy mercury on that list?
I just realised that as well. And Kieth Moon (a true Rock and Roll star in the fullest meaning).

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 01:59 AM
Also I LOVED this comment

Well, if you ever reconsider the whole virginity thing...

killer_queen
03-02-2006, 02:01 AM
you, are a fucking idiot.
You think Lennon is better than Johnny Cash, your username is arak0r, you are 24 and still don't know where to use commas and you're calling me an idiot. Now, this is funny.

edit; Richard, there are too many people waiting on the line.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-02-2006, 02:03 AM
I just realised that as well. And Kieth Moon (a true Rock and Roll star in the fullest meaning).

Who's that then?

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:05 AM
Richard, there are too many people waiting on the line.

Fucking Jebus.

TheUnholyNightbringer
03-02-2006, 02:06 AM
Fucking Jebus.

She plans to!

Andy
03-02-2006, 02:06 AM
Who's that then?
To that comment I am pulling the MSN :| face.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:10 AM
Damn it Dave, don't remind me. I don't get it. I was the most valuable poster of '05, you said it yourself. And all I get is a gay canadian.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 02:13 AM
You think Lennon is better than Johnny Cash, your username is arak0r, you are 24 and still don't know where to use commas and you're calling me an idiot. Now, this is funny.

Gulsah should be most MVP of '05 and '06.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:21 AM
Gulsah should be most MVP of '05 and '06.

Yeah, yeah. Take a ticket and get behind me.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 02:29 AM
I've been standing in line since mid '05. No cuts.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:36 AM
I've been standing in line since mid '05. No cuts.

Bullshit. (http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10317&page=6&pp=10&highlight=tripboy)

Now either get behind me or bend over. It's your choice, but I win either way.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 02:38 AM
You think Lennon is better than Johnny Cash, your username is arak0r, you are 24 and still don't know where to use commas and you're calling me an idiot. Now, this is funny.

edit; Richard, there are too many people waiting on the line.

good thing im not 24 then :rolleyes:

edit: i checked out comma rules, and i seemed to have used them aok. btw great sentence formation :)

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:46 AM
Ok, so you refuted 2 out of 5. Not bad, I guess.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 02:47 AM
Ok, so you refuted 2 out of 4. Not bad, I guess. 4 commas in the comment she quoted from??

asdjhsadlsja 5?

btw, if you want to flame grammar/spelling as a means to try and put my opinion down, look at your spelling in my quote of her to begin with. shit im slow :)

Andy
03-02-2006, 02:48 AM
Ok, so you refuted 2 out of 5. Not bad, I guess.
Well, I wouldn't say that attacking his username is sufficient. So make that 2 out of 3.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 02:52 AM
that is certIAnly true :rolleyes:

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:52 AM
4 commas in the comment she quoted from??


No, five statements she made about you.


You think Lennon is better than Johnny Cash


your username is arak0r


you are 24


don't know where to use commas


you're calling me an idiot

Rocky-girl
03-02-2006, 02:55 AM
Cool, many years passed, peoples still listen to him. I don't know, I like that one song that I've heard. May be I know more but don't know that he sings it.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:55 AM
This has become silly. And not in a good way.

Andy
03-02-2006, 02:57 AM
That's what happens when petty arguments are started. Let's get back on topic then:

5/10 of that top 10 don't belong there.

killer_queen
03-02-2006, 02:58 AM
good thing im not 24 then :rolleyes:

edit: i checked out comma rules, and i seemed to have used them aok. btw great sentence formation :)
I wasn't talking about that sentence. In almost your posts you use commes unnecessarily.
And I didn't bother myself for looking at your whole birthday date. But you're right. You might get smarter in a few months. There's a big difference between being 23 and being 24.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 03:02 AM
I wasn't talking about that sentence. In almost your posts you use commes unnecessarily.
And I didn't bother myself for looking at your whole birthday date. But you're right. You might get smarter in a few months. There's a big difference between being 23 and being 24.

:rolleyes:

god forbid i use commas. happy to know that is the BEST argument you've got against me. apparently every intelligent person types with 100% perfect grammatical and spelling skills. which would of course rule you out. most certIAnly. i'm thinking you starting that sentence off with and MIGHT be incorrect as well. :)

Andy
03-02-2006, 03:05 AM
Why do you point out your incorrect spelling of certainly?

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 03:05 AM
This argument sucks. Please make a thread for it if it must continue.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 03:06 AM
Why do you point out your incorrect spelling of certainly?


It's certianly Johnny Cash. Anyone who doesn't say Johnny Cash must have something wrong with his ears. Lennon was an idiot.

Also I LOVED this comment

see it now? i found it humorous after all the shit she has said.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 03:08 AM
This argument sucks. Please make a thread for it if it must continue.
i agree that it sucks. thinking that people that think john lennon is better than johnny cash, are idiots, is pretty fucking retarted though imho. sure, you can prefer johnny cash' music. you might even think he was more important to music and the genre of rock. (though i'd be the first to say i think that is absurd). ah whatever.

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 03:10 AM
First thing I'll do when I get home is hearing a few Johnny Cash songs. Any special recommendations? The sad thing is, out of those 10 singers posted a few pages back, the only one I have no idea who he is, is JC. Haha comma mayhem. And yeah, I agree with whoever said Freddy should be in that list. He's dead, ain't he? duh.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 03:11 AM
Plat, I'm gonna make you a list. Check back in a few minutes.

Rocky-girl
03-02-2006, 03:11 AM
This has become silly. And not in a good way.
Yes you're right.

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 03:12 AM
Thanks Richard! You can PM it to me if you like.

Andy
03-02-2006, 03:13 AM
No, post it here, or make a new thread. I want the list.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 03:28 AM
This is far from being a complete list of all my favourite Johnny songs, but it's a good introduction. If anyone wants more, just ask me.


Hurt*
Ring Of Fire*
Man In Black
The Man Comes Around
It Aint Me Babe
A Boy Named Sue
Highway Patrolman
One Piece At A Time
I've Been Everywhere
Chicken In Black (if you find this one I want it)

*Especially good for creating new fans.

Edit: Added I've Been Everywhere, thanks to Justin reminding me of it. Damn good introduction to Johnny.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 03:38 AM
The Mercy Seat is the best Johnny ever.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 03:43 AM
Here's one that fits the thread: I Will Rock And Roll With You.

"I didn't ever play much rock and roll, cause I got so much country in my soul."


The Mercy Seat is the best Johnny ever.

I hadn't heard of that. I'm more familiar with his old stuff.

I just checked it out. It is indeed good. Though I might have to go with Hurt as his best ever, for the raw fucking emotion of it. But no, I could never pick out one as the best ever.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 03:45 AM
My top ten Johnny

1. The Mercy Seat (http://s27.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1UEF4ECDJX4FD35M7PD4ZE5XPC) (Nick Cave cover)
2. Ghost Riders in the Sky
3. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails cover)
4. I Hung my Head
5. I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry
6. When the Man Comes Around
7. Folsom Prison Blues
8. I've Been Everywhere
9. Cocaine Blues
10. Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)

edit ; added download

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 03:52 AM
Thanks, both of you. I'll check those songs out as soon as I get home.

edit; and of course, I'll let you know what I think after I hear them.

Rocky-girl
03-02-2006, 03:58 AM
10. Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)

Personal Jesus? Cover by Marlin Manson? I thoudht that the origin was made by DM....

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 04:01 AM
My attempt at a top ten, in no particular order. Trying to do this is torture for me.

Hurt
Ring Of Fire
Man In Black
Streets Of Laredo
It Aint Me Babe
A Boy Named Sue
Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
Highway Patrolman
Folsom Prison Blues
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

Lars
03-02-2006, 04:02 AM
Hurt (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2FCK2IBLTQPWD2U57FT2R59GCZ)
I Hung My Head (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3BN4J53J63G1B0GMM1CXQK50RI)
Cocaine Blues (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2TY3GRWBJWK2V23IKS49WQPDWG)
A Boy Named Sue (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3TJYH3PIKT30000K1RKDFK4Q6)
Ring of Fire (http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1RZRBJTFFDAD20IOWQ4C88V06L)

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 04:04 AM
Personal Jesus? Cover by Marlin Manson? I thoudht that the origin was made by DM....

Yeah, Johnny, NiN and Manson all covered it. But it was DM originally.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 04:08 AM
In the heaven his throne is made of gold
The arc of his testament is stowed
A throne from which I'm told
All history does unfold
It's made of wood and wire
And my body is on fire...
And God is never far away

Into the Mercy Seat I climb
My head is shaved, my head is wired
And like a moth trying to enter the bright light
I go shuffling out of life
Just to hide in death a while
And anyway, I never lied

And the Mercy Seat is waiting
And I think my head is burning
And in a way I'm yearning
To be done with all this weighing of the truth
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
And anyway, I told the truth
And I'm not afraid to die

kamikaze
03-02-2006, 06:21 AM
Don't take this the wrong way, because I adore Johnny Cash more than you can ever fathom... but do you honestly think the general public would have voted for him if "Walk the Line" wasn't just recently released? I honestly don't. People pretty much forgot about him before the movie.

T-6005
03-02-2006, 07:48 AM
Damn it Dave, don't remind me. I don't get it. I was the most valuable poster of '05, you said it yourself. And all I get is a gay canadian.
I'm not Canadian. Or gay. But let's skip that.


Now either get behind me or bend over. It's your choice, but I win either way
zomg HOMO

WebDudette
03-02-2006, 08:07 AM
I haven't heard to much by Johnny Cash but what I have heard is amazing. Is it possible for someone to upload Personal Jesus.

Lars
03-02-2006, 08:18 AM
Personal Jesus (http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1DLJVZBKYGAXW1JAY2H1W5NNM8)

WebDudette
03-02-2006, 08:22 AM
Thanks, I'll Download it when I get home.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 09:53 AM
Don't take this the wrong way, because I adore Johnny Cash more than you can ever fathom... but do you honestly think the general public would have voted for him if "Walk the Line" wasn't just recently released? I honestly don't. People pretty much forgot about him before the movie.

this is exactly what i think about it. then again, notorious big is #2

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 10:31 AM
do you honestly think the general public would have voted for him if "Walk the Line" wasn't just recently released?

I'm fully aware of this, but it besmirches his memory to speak it out loud. I assumed it was taboo.

Oh, and arakor really should die. Really.

arak0r
03-02-2006, 10:35 AM
like you've ever cared about something being taboo.

Sin Studly
03-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Why can't you die?

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 01:30 PM
I've only heard until now Ring Of Fire and Hurt. This is great, I love it.

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 01:54 PM
Oh now that I hear... I already knew "I walk the line"!!!! This is great, really. I love you guys. Thanks for the advice.

Sunny
03-02-2006, 02:00 PM
i didn't read the whole thread, but i'm sure it's full of blasphemers.

anyway, johnny cash pwns, and he deserves the title more than anybody else.

my top 10 jc songs.. no order


thing called love
cry! cry! cry!
walk the line
jackson
get rhythm
ring of fire
hurt
folsom prison blues
man in black
cat's in the cradle OR sixteen tons

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 02:10 PM
OH!!! Cats in the cradle is JC??? Damn!!! I never knew who ugly kid joe covered!!!

Basket Case
03-02-2006, 02:11 PM
To be honest I always thought he was a country singer.

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 02:12 PM
Mags, are you sure? I've been searching, the only results I get is Cat Stevens, and no JC...

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:12 PM
I'm not Canadian. Or gay. But let's skip that.



If I was you I'd try and deny it too. But, if you really aren't a gay canadian, why did you think I meant you? HA! PWNED!

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:13 PM
Plat, it's not originally Johnny's song.

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 02:13 PM
Hey Richard, I take this chance, seeing as you posted here, to say that I'm available for you to buttsex me, in exchange for your priceless advice.

Sunny
03-02-2006, 02:15 PM
platinumpt, i'm positive. look.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000066F2I/102-4749847-9120119?v=glance&n=5174

it's a cover, but so what. so is Hurt, and he did it better than Trent Reznor. =p

platinumpt
03-02-2006, 02:17 PM
He did better than NIN?? Lol, I gotta hear that too. I still didn't hear the original, just JC's cover.

EDIT: funny, I can't find JC's cover on e-mule... shit

Sunny
03-02-2006, 02:24 PM
even trent reznor admitted that johnny cash did it better. seriously. it's beyond amazing. check out the video by mark romanek, too. it made me cry, and i'm obviously not the only one..


"We were in the studio, getting ready to work -- and I popped it in," Reznor says. "By the end I was really on the verge of tears. I'm working with Zach de la Rocha, and I told him to take a look. At the end of it, there was just dead silence. There was, like, this moist clearing of our throats and then, 'Uh, OK, let's get some coffee.'"


also, download "bridge over troubled water". he sings it with fiona apple.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Hey Richard, I take this chance, seeing as you posted here, to say that I'm available for you to buttsex me, in exchange for your priceless advice.

But then you'd be getting my advice and my sexual skillz. What would I be getting out of this?

Anyway, glad you're enjoying Johnny.

Edit: Sunny, the video for Hurt made me cry the first time I saw it. I think I posted that before and many people agreed.

Lars
03-02-2006, 02:45 PM
Ah, the wonders of youtube. You can watch the video for JC's version of Hurt from this link http://youtube.com/watch?v=vln5C8kholg

T-6005
03-02-2006, 05:46 PM
That song is amazing. I had a song I was going to write with that exact guitar part in the verse - I completely give up on it, there's no way I could make it sound anywhere near as heartfelt and awesome.

T-6005
03-02-2006, 08:10 PM
If I was you I'd try and deny it too. But, if you really aren't a gay canadian, why did you think I meant you? HA! PWNED!
PWNED my ass.

Oh wait, that's your intent, isn't it?

And, aside from the fact that I'm not retarded, who else could you have meant?

calichix
03-02-2006, 09:12 PM
I'm so in love with Johnny Cash. I have this 4 CD box cet of his and almost EVERY song is good. Except for "Hey Porter". I HATE that song.

WebDudette
03-02-2006, 09:21 PM
The song it's self made me sad the video was depressing.


Of topic but I don't suppose any one knows why Trent and de la Rocha were working together.

BREAK
03-02-2006, 09:47 PM
Apparently, a first name starting with J is the key to becoming legendary rock stars.

Johnny Cash
John Lennon
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page

You forgot about Joe Strummer, Joni Mitchell, J. Mascis, and James Brown.

This kind of discussion makes me wish there were more dead rock stars.

Paint_It_Black
03-02-2006, 11:08 PM
who else could you have meant?

Hornypope?

T-6005
03-03-2006, 11:22 AM
Hornypope?
He's way out of your league. I'm nice.

And BREAK, the list was compiled in about 8 seconds, there are definitely masses of people that I've forgotten. But I agree with Joe Strummer and James Brown.

calichix
03-07-2006, 05:11 PM
You forgot about Joe Strummer, Joni Mitchell, J. Mascis, and James Brown.

This kind of discussion makes me wish there were more dead rock stars.


Joni Mitchell?? ...dude.

JohnnyNemesis
03-07-2006, 05:14 PM
The first page of this thread was abysmal. First off, Tupac shoulda been higher than Biggie, and Bob Marley should have topped the fuckin' list.

John Lennon? Get the fuck outta here.

WebDudette
03-07-2006, 10:25 PM
The "Personal Jesus" cover was better then I expected. Not as good as Depeche Mode but good.