Sunday, November 7, 2010

Is there anything better?

Is there anything better than two incredible legends (both deceased) covering one of the best Bob Marley songs ever? Is there anything cuter than this picture?

If you haven't heard this before, I now present Joe Strummer and Johnny Cash in their performance of Redemption Song.

7 comments:

Matt said...

Ok, maybe Elle in that ducky costume all excited... but still. There aren't many things cuter.

Pops said...

The one dude looks deceased just standing there. Is that Johnny Cash? Cool song though!!

Matt said...

HAHA! Yeah, Pops. That is an old Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer of The Clash.

Matt said...

I just love that these two, as different as they are, made music together. County meets Punk, different generations, different countries, and the lyrics are so beautiful. I'm all over it wright now. Thought I would share. Ok. Bye.

B said...

I've listened to this song at least a dozen times so far today. It is soo good. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds"!!

Dan W said...

I also like this but crack up with a non-Rastafarian Johnny Cash singing "Old pirates, yes they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships." Quite a disconnect there. Still, I do like this version and appreciate knowing about it.

I've always liked Bob Marley and the "feel" of this song, though not the theology of not worrying about nuclear weapons because the book (the Bible) needs to be fulfilled. Basically an argument that since the world is going to end anyway, let's smoke some bud and not try to stop that from happening sooner rather than later... No thanks, Bob.

Matt said...

I agree Dan, It is kinda funny hearing an old white dude singing that line. But, that is part of the awesomeness for me actually. I'm glad Bob got to have a fun life before it was taken at such a young age. Not that I'm saying we should all eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die... But in Bob's case, he did. And he was super into the grass! At least he didn't spend all of his short time here worrying about depressing stuff like war. He was way happy with the way he was living. And probably helped a lot of people cope. Who knows what kind of guy Bob would be now if he were still around writing songs. Weird to think about. Speaking of BEST ALBUMS... I think Time magazine gave Exodus the #1 slot.

"Lets get together and feeeel alright"