so i just heard about this johnny cash remix album last night, and i’ll let ya know… i got interested. usually these tribute and/or remix albums are so very awful or boring or pointless or, if lucky, have maybe ONE good song on ’em, but if the original artist is someone i care about, i usually do get somewhat excited to hear ’em. then i hear ’em and get sad.
for this album, you can stream some of the songs on it’s website and judge for yourself, but i’m afraid this is, overall, and predictably, not worth the trouble.
for instance, the odt muzic (featuring snoop dogg) remix of “i walk the line” is so fucking bad. painfully bad. it’s one of those songs that makes you hate music. (and it’s the only one available for download from the website, so that probably tells ya who’s in charge of this project…)
however… a few of the artists have done a good job of putting their own spin on these classic songs without destroying them.
example: i kinda like what apparat’s done with “i heard that lonesome whistle blow”:
and here’s a short “making of” video: