Friday, November 17, 2006

Video: Johnny Cash "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

Earlier this year I posted about Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" and now it has an official video jammed packed with celebrities from the worlds of music and Hollywood so you can forever associate the music of Cash with Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock:

: Cash's recording of the song was most likely inspired by Moby's "Run On" from his Play album which took samples from early folk field recordings so casting the video with the rich and famous adds another layer to a complex cycle of inspiration.

UPDATE: Apparently the video was Justin Timberlake's idea. He pitched the concept to Cash's producer Rick Rubin before American V was released. Also of note is the number of Rubin's clients like RHCP, Jay-Z, Bono and Dixie Chicks that feature in the video.

1 comment:

J'ason D'luv said...

Just as I couldn't stand George Michael in the '80s and Michael Bolton in the '90s, Justin Timberlake just smacks to me as being cut from the same cloth -- overhyped machismo that symbolizes what a little high-paid marketing can get you. Talent? Maybe a glimmer, but not without the aid of a vast team of others in the background...

Plus, am I the only one who thinks he looks more and more "mentally-challenged" as he gets older? His presence in this video cheapens the whole thing and made me have to stop it right there.