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Thunderdome: Johnny Cash vs Stevie Wonder

Postby ubercat on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:04 pm

Two enter.

Johnny Cash vs Stevie Wonder.

GO!
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Postby chairman_hall on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:09 pm

Stevie Wonder.
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Postby FuzzBob on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:15 pm

Much respect to Cash, but had he lived, it would only be a matter of time before Rick Rubin made him cover something from Innervisions.

Stevie Wonder.
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Postby kenoki on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:29 pm

sorry johnny
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Postby johnnyshape on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:49 pm

I don't remember Johnny Cash playing any role whatsoever in the composition or recording of Ebony And Ivory.

Johnny Cash.
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Postby zom-zom on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:51 pm

Mr. Cash gives me much more pleasure.
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:52 pm

Cash--not even close.

I respect Stevie Wonder, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Sly and Curtis (and Prince) ahead of him--not to mention James Brown, Ray Charles, P-Funk, etc.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:06 pm

FuzzBob wrote:Much respect to Cash, but had he lived, it would only be a matter of time before Rick Rubin made him cover something from Innervisions.

Stevie Wonder.


I'd much rather hear Cash sing "Living For The City" or "Jesus Children of America" than that fucked-up duet Rubin arranged of Johnny and Fiona Apple stumbling through Cat Stevens' "Father and Son." That was a nightmare.

I call it a draw -- two distinct and idiosyncratic American geniuses.
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Postby Marsupialized on Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:11 pm

Way more than half of Stevie Wonder's recorded work is complete pussy bullshit. Only a very small percentage of Johnny Cash's is.
Cash by a mile.

I just listened to a retrospective of Stevie Wonder's career on the radio at work the other day, it was like 6 hours. Went all through, from beginning to end.
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Postby tmidgett on Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:19 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Cash--not even close.

I respect Stevie Wonder, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Sly and Curtis (and Prince) ahead of him--not to mention James Brown, Ray Charles, P-Funk, etc.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:03 pm

tmidgett wrote:
Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:Cash--not even close.

I respect Stevie Wonder, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Sly and Curtis (and Prince) ahead of him--not to mention James Brown, Ray Charles, P-Funk, etc.


Yeah.

I could never be bothered to give a shit about Ray Charles though...but that's only because of all the posthumous accolades he was getting at the time of his death/that movie about him that came about during my formative listening years. I've been so unfair.
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Postby vockins on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:05 pm

I respect Johnny Cash, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Hank Sr. and George Jones (and Willie) ahead of him--not to mention Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Louvin Brothers, etc.
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Postby joelb on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:33 pm

Boy, Innervisions is a jawdropping album. I can only imagine what it might have been like to hear Living for the City performed at the peak of his powers.

But you know what I think of first when I think of Stevie? Stevie farting giraffe noises out of a keyboard on the Cosby Show. That sort of encapsulates how much shit he's put out. Jesus, even that cover of "The Mercy Seat" alone is enough to prompt a vote for Cash.

Stevie on the Cosby Show v. Cash on the Muppet Show.

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Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:38 pm

Why don't you guys just come out and admit that you hate black people, especially if they're blind?

Racists, the whole lot of you.
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Postby bumble on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:47 pm

My brain just melted. I can't choose.

Damn you. Damn you all!
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Postby tmidgett on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:50 pm

vockins wrote:I respect Johnny Cash, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Hank Sr. and George Jones (and Willie) ahead of him--not to mention Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Louvin Brothers, etc.


I agree.

But he was better than Stevie Wonder.
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Postby yaledelay on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:55 pm

someone should tell Johnny its not cool to beat up blind people even if you are old...
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Postby Brett Eugene Ralph on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:04 pm

tmidgett wrote:
vockins wrote:I respect Johnny Cash, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Hank Sr. and George Jones (and Willie) ahead of him--not to mention Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Louvin Brothers, etc.


I agree.

But he was better than Stevie Wonder.


What Tim said.

It really bums me out when people refer to Hank Williams as "Hank Sr." His name was Hank Williams; his son is Hank Williams, Jr.
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Postby vockins on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:21 pm

Brett Eugene Ralph wrote:
tmidgett wrote:
vockins wrote:I respect Johnny Cash, but I've always thought he was overrated. I'd put Hank Sr. and George Jones (and Willie) ahead of him--not to mention Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Louvin Brothers, etc.


I agree.

But he was better than Stevie Wonder.


What Tim said.

It really bums me out when people refer to Hank Williams as "Hank Sr." His name was Hank Williams; his son is Hank Williams, Jr.
You want to really get bummed out? Declare your love for the work of Hank Williams in mixed company and have someone call you retarded for liking the guy that does the MNF theme song. It's happened to me twice.
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Postby Redline on Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:37 pm

This is almost as diabolical a Thunderdome as, say, The Ramones VS. The Beach Boys. However, I can participate, because I know I will listen to Johnny Cash far more than Stevie Wonder in my remaining years.

I also received the Johnny Cash tv show DVD for contributing to local radio station WMSE. That's gonna be a party.

Johnny Cash.
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