Trick Pony. Waco Brothers. The White Buffalo. Bassamp and Dano. Beach Slang. Joel Beaver. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son. The Boppin' Bastards. The Breakfast. Logan Brill. George Canyon. Kenny Chesney. Church Of Cash. Colorblind Dilemma. Chris Cornell. Billy Ray Cyrus. Dark Star Orchestra. Zella Day. Def Americans. Peter Doherty. The Evansville Transit Authority.
Flip Rushmore. The Flying Burrito Brothers. Bob Forrest. Billy Gibbons. Baptiste W. Happy Curmudgeons. Chris Janson. Kris Kristofferson. Les chiens sales. Jonathon Long. Mama Kin. William Michael Morgan. The Mother Hips. The Railbenders. The Replacements. Reservoir Dogs Band. Ryan Sheridan. Sunny Sweeney. Corey Taylor. The Alpaca Gnomes. Trent Tomlinson. Devin Townsend. Max Weinberg. Colm Wilkinson. Wyll Simms. The Age of Electric. Colors in the Air. The Airborne Toxic Event. Anna and the Barbies. Aqua String Band. Atom Outcome. George Baker. Drew Baldridge. The Band Perry. Rob Barraco. Beatles 4ever.
Mike Beerley. Bennie Jolink en Jan Wilm Tolkamp. Dan Bern. Bessie and the Zinc Buckets. Blackberry Smoke. Blue Ribbon. De Boertjes van Buuten. Bonnaroo Superjam. The Bouncing Souls. Boxcar Hollow. Will Bozarth. Cait Brennan. Kix Brooks. Jim Byrnes. California Kind. Jim Campilongo. Grayson Capps. Johnny Cash with The Carter Family. Troy Cassar-Daley. The Charlatans. Chicago Farmer. Mark Collie. The Damned. Dead Yet Alive.
The Decemberists. Joe Diffie. Dinner Belles. Dustbowl Revival. Dusty 45's. Elvis Nick. Melissa Etheridge. Samantha Fish. Steve Forbert. Radney Foster. Nick Fradiani. The Fratellis. Ezra Furman. Gunter Gabriel. Vince Gill. During his tenure in Germany, he worked as a radio intercept officer spying on conversations between the Russians, but it was also during this time that he started a band called the Landsberg Barbarians which enabled him to do live shows, teach himself to play the guitar better, and try his hand at songwriting.
We'd take our instruments to these honky-tonks and play until they threw us out or a fight started. I wrote Folsom Prison Blues in Germany in Folsom Prison is one of the most famous prisons in the nation, notorious for its harsh conditions and dangerous prisoner population. It did come to mind quite easily, though. It did, however, receive a very warm welcome and almost cult following from prison inmates across the country. From San Quentin to Sing Sing, inmates wrote Cash tons of fan mail probably more than the average bear, since what do prisoners do besides write letters?
End of Act One. The curtain falls and we are left with several years of Intermission. This is usually the time where you get up, get snacks and maybe a beverage, and then eat and drink as fast as you can before the ushers make you return to your seat. In Cash's case, it was a time of decadence and commercial success followed by several years of waning popularity and increasing despair. During the late fifties and early sixties, Cash released several hit singles with Sun Records that shot him into the national spotlight, including "I Walk the Line" and "Home of the Blues," before switching to a more lucrative deal from Columbia Records where he released "Ring of Fire.
As his drug habit worsened, Cash's marriage hit the rocks and he started canceling performances, leading to divorce from his first wife, Vivian Liberto, whom he had met while training for the Air Force in Texas. Soon followed the kindling of a new romance with fellow country singer June Carter, whom he had met a few years before through the music business. Act Two closes with a scene in a cave, in which Cash tries to overdose on drugs and passes out on the floor after trying to die, but manages to stay awake long enough to see a dim trail of light and follow it to the cave's mouth.
In many ways, Johnny Cash could be considered a tragic American folk hero reminiscent of a Shakespeare character. In fact, this cave episode reminds us a bit of the storm scene in King Lear in which the maddened King, at the depths of his despair, rages half-naked at the angry sky and demands to know why the world is so cruel. Cash is then whisked away to rehab with June Carter and her family, leading to a second marriage.
He wrote this song before his career even began, and played at Folsom Prison very well into, if not after, his career. He did write Folsom while in the service, Live at Folsom Prison was recorded at said prison, so he must have been there! The movie may have ended with around Live at Folsom, but his career thrived for over 30 more years! Ah man, I forgot to swear! But I know that, morons! Ignore it! I love the internet, only here can a mass of people be infuriated by such an obvious troll.
A "troll" ladies and gentlemen is when someone posts an obscene comment in order to provoke certain reactions. In this case the reaction that was provoked was anger, hate, and utter disdain for the original poster. FPB has stood the test of time. I just helped by buddies in a band called "Royal Bliss" do the arrangement for the remake on their new albumn.
It was already a rocking K-A song! For the record I had the chance to meet him when i was very very young and he was a big reason I got into singing 30 years ago. PS Cash was never in Folsum except to play a gig and he went to jail but never prison in his life. He still had an amazing gift for relating to life and his own demons fueled his gift to write amazing songs. The was his talent.. Why can't more people step out of culture and listen to everything? Love every kind of music and recognize it's beauty and how much its heartfelt.
Music is the universal, motherfuckers. He wrote the song in preperation for the historic concert not way before, not after his career that ended when he started his dirt nap and not a day before All you young and dumbs need to refrain from thinking the internet and commenting on a man with the impact of the Man in Black is a right not a priviledge! This song rocks my socks! Thanks for jotting down the chords, its sooo much fun to play and sing!!!! Moriah Gomez: yeah im here because of Brandi too; she's great.
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She does pretty much anything justice. Fuck nuts licker: you should butt the hell out of chat rooms if youre going to be blowing them up like that, asshole. Back off!! I agree with Tiff. For hahaha I looked up nigger in Google Dict. Also, i agree that you people cant even spell. Why are you cluttering a perfectly good comment board with this trashy shit? And i wonder, dont they say they review this stuff?
Who searches lyrics and then types in a bunch of crap? Seriously, no one wants to come here and read your retarded posts. If you get aggravated they win. More to the topic howevr, anyone can point to any rockfolkcountry songs about jail time written from experience? FNL is just a plain douchebag. I am in shock! If you are interested in any of my page graphics, please add my Twitter: www. He suppiled a whole generation with his music, and, according to the posts I've read, it still lives on today. Folsom Prison Blues is one of the best songs I have ever heard, and I hope that more artists will look at these lyrics and realize how amazing music can be.
God bless you Johnny Cash. Oh, and for those of you who don't know, there is no possiblity that Johhny Cash was a racist because in the song "Get Rythum" Johnny Cash asked a little black shoe-shine boy how he kept from keeping the blues from working hard all day, and the little boy just grinned and said 'Get Rythum'. So, if, indeed, Johnny Cash was a racist, why would he write about a little black boy and himself having a polite converation? Tahnk you.
He was obviously joking in order to stir all of your emotions The preformer is fantastic and the song is great I love Johney Chashes work. FNL is a douche, and calling him a nigger after he said this song is racist is the dumbest fucking thing ever. I really think its funny how for over a year everyone has been talking about "fnl" and the song being racist. Come on people, cant you all get over it and actually just talk about the song not the douche guy from the beginning?
Well, anyway, this is a great song and Johnny Cash was one of the greatest artists in my opinion. I MEAN The song was written LONG before he was busted for the drugs. Watch "Walk The Line" Great movie. This is aawesome song. Maybe if you could be slightly grammatically correct you wouldn't look as foolish. Go do something you have knowledge of, which clearly isn't analyzing Johnny Cash lyrics. This is what we call in internet language, a Troll.
I don't usually bother to correct wrong people on the internet but I feel I should. Johnny Cash never went to jail. I recon if he did he wouldn't have such a romantic veiw of convicts.
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Doesn't get in the way of this being a choon though. Can't beat that voice. Also, I know its not racist, you know its not racist lets leave it at that. You can't correct every idiot on the web. Oh, and another thing, whatever teachers think its a good idea to set this as some sort of analytical work please stop. You may think you're being trendy and involving the kids but they'll never appreciate the brilliance of Johnny Cash if they are introduced to it as homework.
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Can everyone please just look around, read what people wrote, and realize that FNL wins. I think hes an idiot, and made a horrible comment too, but everyone here who keeps yelling and him, and others, and getting soo upset, is letting him know hes won. He got a rise out of all of you. And KyleeMarie and many others, you sound like the biggest fucking hillbilly using the N Word.
Sometimes I wonder what kind of people live in this world. All of you are the reason this world is so shitty sometimes. Although, I would definetly say that the song describes a difference in class.
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Poor men in prison Rich men in their fancy dining cars. It vibrates with frustration and a loss of will. But it does have a light at the end of the tunnel. The real problem that won't ever be solved until race issues can be placed aside is class. The rich vs poor read some literature karl marx This happens to be one of my all-time favorite songs. Johnny Cash is one of the greatest musicians to ever cut a record. All of yall should be ashamed that you have posted such vulgar language. Folsom Prison Blues is in no way, shape, or form racist.
If Mr. Cash were here now ur would beat the fool who said it was blue. You didn't notice I skipped 5. You just went back and looked. You are now laughing to yourself. Now you are freaked out. You are laughing again. Cash were here now he would beat the fool who said it was blue. Without him this board would not be nearly as entertaining. Some of you are extremely funny! And JC is really good musician. I will give it to my students also The godd ol' boys that started this genre of music probably shot better niggas than you, nut likker,for target practice when they got bored.
No the song is most definitely not racist,but you undoubtedly are,ontop of being afag what liks nutz,go play with the other ass clown inth e white now black house you ig norant zulu s. This is a good song and obviously is not racist. He, like many other people here,is just trying to get attention. If you are decent person,just try to ignore him. Now shut up and go eat a pickle!!!!! And stop listening to this jank crap! He also was never in 'prison' he did several short stints in jail for misdeanors As far as the 'meaning' of the song, don't look too much into it.
It's a ballad Great job, I know you just did it for the lulz. How does that feel? Do you feel accomplished? I'm sorry the public school system has failed you so miserably. Don't worry, I'm sure Barrack Obama will help you out so you don't have to worry about getting an education. You must think of the symbolism here I see a song about a man who is depressed about his life the prison and the train is time. He sees everyone else having a blast with life while he is not. He wishes he could be one of those people on the train having a good time but knows he never will.
The "shot a man in Reno" lyric is to tie the song back to reality and is actually very unimportant to the plot of the real story behind the lyrics. Finally, Johnny Cash may or may not be the man in the story. Those things are usually the best kept secrets of the artist. This is a great song and far deeper than many of you realize. As a lyrical artist myself, I know the real story is always hidden in the symbolism.
That is how I write lyrics too. Most writers do. Oh yeah You think racist. But look again. He's sarcastically using derogatory words for most races including white. It's done in a Chris Rock truth style. Not a racist style. Cash experienced. I kinda thought that too for a while, but it's not the case. Look it up, the melody was actually taken from an earlier song he got sued later and he was inspired by a Fulsom Prison Movie to write the song in like '65 or something.
It did pretty well. Then he got a chance to play at Fulsom Prison around ' They recorded a live albumn and the live version of the song did better than the original. If a person was that retarted to say what he said, then they would be too retarted to type a sentence on the keyboard. He's just trying to fuck with everyone. And I think it's hilarious. Also, I think the fact that everyone else is taking him seriously and trying to insult him back is hilarious. Those of you not familiar, it means an artist such as Johnny Cash can exprese themselves freely through song lyrics at his free will.
If you truley feel that in any way Mr. Cash is offensive please 1 Don't listen to his music 2 Don't buy the albumn 3 Stop bitching just cause you got nothing better to do Thank you fellow citizens. Hopefully this memo will show we can all just learn to live in peace and harmony with one another. President USA. There's a great scene where the actor playing Mr. Cash is asked by a record producer if present to God Almighty he would sing a Gospel Song or something completly different.
Enter Folsom Prison Blues. A song Mr. Cash choose from the heart as something completley different. Don't know if it matters but it was also this song that won him the record deal. Completly different yes, rasist not in the slightest. Be cool. He felt compassion for the men in prison.
He wrote the song based on this need to entertain them and offer them an hour of enjoyment in their otherwise pathetic lives. Johnny Cash's importance in the world is minimal just as it is for the rest of us. It would be nice if you could spell racist correctly but I suppose in the big picture it doesn't matter much. Teacher's are neglecting that aspect of the curriculum obviously!
Did enough drugs to kill 3 men. Some of actually Love Johnny Cash' Music!!!! Think of the money you could make and the MTV airplay.
Good Luck Folks. And what part sounds racist? Cash was likely using dog-whistle suggestions to provoke a racial schism in the rock fan-base which he viewed as a threat to country superiority and profits. Of course, after the pivotally seminal January 13, performance this particular song became the "unofficial anthem" of the Aryan Brotherhood throughout the U. Lacan, , p. Johnny Cash was not a racist and i think "fuck nuts licker" is gay and doesn't want no man to be shot in RENO!!!! He's simply doing thus for the lulz.
I believe your 'work' is done here. Perhaps, a job is in order? Or, write your own song. If it's decent and actually makes it, you won't have to sit around for two years making up ridiculous ideas about an incredible musician Cash. I would truly enjoy witnessing them attempting to "shove my metel hard dick up your nose and shoot a load into your mother" That would be considered legal self defense correct?
Which would give me the right to shove the metal hard lead from my Glock into their worthless thoracic cavity. Once a Nigger always a Nigger. Thanks for nothing, Nuts. Have you really wasted the last two years of your life on this? Now i play the shit out of it myself. Its exactly the same as Thats all right mama. Ignorant fucker. Not rasist. This song has nothing to do with race any way. So many emotions, funny, disgusting, sad, interesting, I hope we can all agree Johnny Cash will live forever thru his music, I love it.
I love this song And I'm not going back. Johnny Cash was talking about prison inmates who've made mistakes in life and yearn for freedom. Anybody of any race or ethnicity would want to be free, so don't waste your time posting vulgar comments or responding to them. If you have that much of a problem with the song, how about you go to jail and comeback and tell me how it felt, otherwise listen to the song and shut the hell up! I can't believe that some kid on the internet just got all you bored losers to comment on a obviously stupid post directed to get a reaction.
HA egg on your faces!! PS: Johnny Cash was reported to be a racist but who cares now he's dead and his music is awesome and that was how it was back then so get over it, Losers. Fucking pro. Knee Grow Please I win. I just hope and pray that you don't reproduce and taint the rest of humanity with your stupidity. Mr Cash was a musical genius and if you don't appreciate his music you shouldn't listen to it.
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I'm shocked by the language used in this public forum. You should be ashamed of yourselves. The retaliatory cursing only bring you down to, or below, the level of TNL. It's shameful and I'd be embarrassed if I were to find that you're Americans. To all those who cursed: you're human garbage. Fuck u 2. Johnny was one of the best of his times!! So respect 3. At that time it was normal that white people were hating blacks johnny didn't So shut the fuck up!!!!
First off the song isn't racist, it's a song that he wrote for the inmates in Folsom Prison. He WAS however locked up in jail quite a few times. But he never served time in Folsom Prison, the reason the song was wrote, was because of a friend he had been associated with for almost his entire life got locked up in Folsom, so he wanted to go play a show for all of them. So he wrote the song, to headline the show.
It's nothing to do with Racism, or Whites, or blacks, or greens, or blues Sorry for all the crap, world, but here's Johnny Cash and that's something. I think you can all stop defending this song against charges of racism since we have people of all color in prison and as far as I know every race can hear the sound of trains.
Who cares. Now, having said that, im going to advocate for the troll and say this, blues was originally by black people, a lot of black people are in prison, and this song is about prison. I am a truely aweful person. As some one that spent a great amount of their life in prison and now rides freight trains to travel this country, it upsets me that he declares to have done either in this song. He wrote this song before he spent any time in jail, and he only rode one freight train, which was for an album cover..
Lyrically Horrible But the the entire package works Lyrics and Music. Johnny Cash is one of my all time Favorites. And why are people still discussing a troll's comments three years after they were posted? Incredibly successful troll was successful. Johnny Cash he was the bad boy of country.. Get the sickies off the net. He took the lyrics from another song and changed a few words, and made it his.
I just saw it on TLC. Wow was I shocked. You could do this a long time ago with out getting in trouble, but I love the song. It was one of the first times a super famous musician ever played live at such a venue. Cash is not racist for skinheads liking this song. Aryan Brotherhood supposedly formed in Folsom and Cash gave a concert there, two unrelated events. Johnny cash is so UNracist that he sing songs about a lowly bigger cleaning his shoes and shows pitty for the little kid and a song abou a native American war veteran who dies a drunk I'm 17 and hate all forms of rap because it's garbage but you guys will never understand because you guys are just imitating your parents because your scared if you don fit in you'll be left out so drop the blunt and the forty you fucking posers and pick up a guitar and a pack of cigarettes and play the greatest music ever.
In no way is this song racist. Its an Amazing song. Mama telling me to be a good boy? Don't play with guns? Rich folks have everything? All the misspellings? Cash and the audience knew it's safe to sing in code and perpetrate stereotypes. Wake the fuck up! They can be interpretated any way.
Remember the guy who listened to Ozzy Osbournes suicide solution. Simple :. Johnny Cash had soul and a unique compassion. I cannot understand why people get indignant or defensive about his songs. What saddens me is the anger directed at God knows who, and the fact that these people will be allowed to have children which will lower the world's IQ significantly. When people ask me why I lean towards Buddhist teachings, I shall simply direct them to this site for the answer.
Thanks for the entertaining read!! Can't believe a thread went on that long about absolutely nothing!!! It's like Redd Foxx doing a Seinfeld gig! Let's settle this once and for all! Do us all a favor. Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it! We will review it and it will be added to the site shortly. Wow i'm surprised any of you found your way into the intertubes.
You all just got trick trolled hard. Folsom Prison is just one of his train songs. Check it out and see how many of his songs mention trains. I will give you one, Orange Blossom Special. Now you do the research and find the rest. This song not only puts any old john off the street to go into another person's shoes, but realizes we are all sinners, and to demonize, humiliate and be vengeful to others is a crime in itself.