06 October 2005

The name's Cash... Johnny Cash.

Holy crap!

I'm a huge fan of Johnny Cash (definitely the only artist I like who was also liked by my dad AND my grand-dad!), but I never knew he'd submitted a theme for a James Bond movie, circa 1965. It was rejected, but wow, what a GREAT song... Thunderball!


Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Neato! And, hm, I'm trying to think of artists where that's true with me. I think the Statler Brothers would fit the bill. Although I'm kind of going along my grandfather-mom-me line, just because I don't know enough about my paternal grandfather's music tastes.

I know he liked "American Pie" by Don McLean, but IIRC, we got our copy of the LP when he decided he didn't really like the rest of the record and gave it to us. Which was fine by me, because in 8th grade, that was one of my all-time favorite records. I've cooled off on it since then, but it's still a good one. (Better than Tapestry which, well, was just a bit of a downer, that record...)

I just know that now, my mom's favorite band is Ween, and I"m pretty sure that had Grandpa been alive when 12 Golden Country Greats came out, he would have dug the hell out of it, too.

1:35 AM, October 07, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

What I love about this is that Cash understood the concept of "bad-ass," but he didn't understand James Bond at all. He made a song that was bad-ass, but it was so American, so southern, so roots-oriented that it could never have been a Bond theme.

And therefore, it wasn't. I wish Sergio Leone had heard it, though.

2:31 AM, October 08, 2005  

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