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Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus...sung by....Johnny Cash EEK!

Old 06-12-04, 02:16 PM
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Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus...sung by....Johnny Cash EEK!

This is really odd. I suspect he sings it because he likes the song and because of his own faith, but it like listening to William Shatner do Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.

Just plain odd.
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Old 06-12-04, 03:14 PM
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And this is news? The album came out ages ago, nearly 2 years now. I really like Cash's take on it myself. Like a hymn. It's nothing like the ridiculous Shatner song IMHO.
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Old 06-12-04, 03:36 PM
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Not news by any means. Just new to me.

I am a fan of Cash, but this song.....ugh. Again, he must have done the cover because he really liked it, not because he could do it well.
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Old 06-12-04, 03:59 PM
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Wow, criticism of Johnny "Jesus Christ" Cash. Be prepared to be hit by lightning any second now, brother.
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Being a hugh Depeche Mode fan, I like it personally. I think it's almost as good as his cover of Hurt.
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I actually liked most of the songs. Pretty edgy. Reminded me of Delia's Gone. He sang that on Letterman, and when he was done Letterman said, "I don't mind telling you, that scares the hell out of me".

The man writes great songs, but didn't really have the voice to do them justice later in his life. Similar to Willie Nelson.
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Old 06-13-04, 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by SomeVoices
Being a huge Depeche Mode fan, I like it personally. I think it's almost as good as his cover of Hurt.

Yeah what he said.
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Old 06-13-04, 03:53 PM
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Well I am a Depeche Mode and JR Cash fan, and I prefer his version. I really liked most of his remakes on the last few CDs, since they were stripped out and just featured his voice. His take on Sting's "I Hung My Head" is so far superior to the original that they are not even in the same ballpark.
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Old 06-13-04, 08:29 PM
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I like his version of "Personal Jesus." Check out that piano!! If you want to talk about bad covers on that album, talk about "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." Ugh, that was bad. Didn't think his "Desperado" was all that hot either.

Dig that album a lot, though.
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I really enjoy his rendition of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" from American III, as well.
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Old 06-14-04, 12:03 AM
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I love Cash's version of Personal Jesus. Actually most of his covers are great, his version of Heart of Gold and Father and Son from Unearthed are just amazing.
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Old 06-14-04, 01:08 AM
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Cash's version of "Personal Jesus" =

His version of "Desperado" = Then again, it's usually impossible to polish a turd...
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I really like his covers (except for Desperado). Personal Jesus is no exception.
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Old 06-14-04, 11:24 AM
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Maybe you'll like Marilyn Manson's cover of "Personal Jesus" that comes out this Fall.
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Old 06-14-04, 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by Numanoid
I really enjoy his rendition of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" from American III, as well.

I guess you'd know that from my sig, though
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