For those of you that don’t follow the music scene Johnny Cash just put out a new album recently called The Man Comes Around which has a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song “Hurt”. Initially I thought that this was laughable. In the past cross overs by country artists where never that successful. I mean Pat Boone became a heavy metal rocker!!! I saw the video for Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt and I must say I was surprised. The song hadn’t lost any of the emotion that Trent Reznor put into it, the amount of emotion actually seemed to be intensified in Johnny Cash’s rendition. The video follows a fair chunk of Johnny’s life and focuses on the absence of his wife and other unhappy times in his life. Not a happy video. I looked around on the web to see if I could find the video and all I could find was a 2:30 minute snippet of the video [be warned it is 23.7 megs but it downloaded quickly for me].
Give the song a try. Download the mp3 on Kazaa or one of the file-sharing systems. It’s well worth it and definitely not laughable. Unlike Pat Boone 🙂