Thursday, March 28, 2013

Johnny Cash:The Last Great American Documentary on BBC (2004)

"(Johnny Cash) was sorta like Abe Lincoln with a guitar."
 Merle Haggard 
While we're looking at the Britain's love for Johnny Cash (see HERE), let's stop to view this BBC documentary called The Last Great American. It doesn't challenge The Cash Legend, and no wonder that narrative is tough to fuck with, but rather further burnishes it with amazing interviews with Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Jack Clement Merle Haggard, Rick Rubin, Rosanne Cash and the fabulous-as-fuck Little Richard. Even if you, unlike me, don't enjoy all that laudatory talking head stuff, the historical footage, including Cash's much-discussed Elvis impersonation from the fifties and his comeback performance at the Viper Room in the nineties, is awe-inspiring.

MRML's 23 risky covers by Johnny Cash, is just over yonder.

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