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Origins: Rusty Cage (from Johnny Cash)

15 Feb 09 - 08:50 AM (#2567397)
Subject: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Dani

Anyone know anything about this song? Heard it this morning for the first time. Talk about some dark!?

Dani


15 Feb 09 - 08:54 AM (#2567399)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: The Villan

Brilliant song. I have that on a CD.

Recorded with Tom Petty and the hearbreakers.

http://noolmusic.com/videos_2/johnny_cash_rusty_cage_music.php


15 Feb 09 - 08:56 AM (#2567401)
Subject: Lyr Add: RUSTY CAGE (from Johnny Cash)
From: The Villan

RUSTY CAGE
Words and music by Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden)
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "American II: Unchained" (1996)

You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run
I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel, burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still water
And ride a pack of dogs

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run
I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run

When the forest burns along the road Like God's eyes in my headlights
When the dogs are looking for their bones
And it's raining icepicks on your steel shore

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run
I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
Gonna break my rusty cage and run


15 Feb 09 - 09:19 AM (#2567411)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: Beer

Great song. First time I hear it as well.
Beer (adrien)


15 Feb 09 - 09:21 AM (#2567413)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: The Villan

I beleieve the lyrics were by Chris Cornell


15 Feb 09 - 09:49 AM (#2567430)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: irishenglish

Villan's right-its by Chris Cornell/Soundgarden. Its my favorite on that Johnny album, very badass!


15 Feb 09 - 10:18 AM (#2567445)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: wyrdolafr

Heh. I much prefer the original. I was pretty disappointed with Cash's version when it was released. I felt the same with his version of Nick Cave's 'Mercy Seat' too. That said, I preferred Cash's version of 'Personal Jesus' to Depeche Mode's original.

I thought the series of 'covers' albums were pretty much a curate's egg, to be honest.


15 Feb 09 - 10:37 AM (#2567455)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Dani

Never heard of him, but dude can sing... reminds me a little of Stevie Ray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Q6pD2hyyo

Dani


15 Feb 09 - 01:00 PM (#2567596)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: Jayto

Rusty Cage was written by Cornell and was performed by Soundgarden. Cornell can write really good. I don't think he gets the credit he should for his writing abilities. I loved Cash's version of it. I was so caught off guard when I heard Cash do it. Well the same thing with Mercy Seat. I differ though I think Mercy Seat was a great cover. I love Nick Cave's version and have been a Nick cave fan for years and years. The Bad Seeds is one of my all time fav band names as well lol. Cash brought something different to the table with his cover though and I loved it. I pretty much regard it as a total different song instead of thinking of it as a remake even though it even has the same chord progression.
cya
JT


01 Aug 13 - 06:57 PM (#3544422)
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnny Cash's Rusty Cage
From: GUEST,Cynthia Collins

"Rusty Cage" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Written by frontman Chris Cornell, "Rusty Cage" was released in 1992 as the third single from the band's third studio album, Badmotorfinger (1991). The song became an instant hit and was released as a single in several different formats. The song was included on Soundgarden's 1997 greatest hits album, A-Sides.

On "Rusty Cage" the bottom E string is tuned all the way down to B, with Thayil stating that "the string was all wobbly but it had a good effect." The song features a striking tempo change towards the end of the song, going from using 4/4 in its chorus to a repeated pattern of 3/4, 2/4, and 5/4 in its coda. Thayil has said that Soundgarden usually did not consider the time signature of a song until after the band had written it, and said that the use of odd meters was "a total accident."

"Rusty Cage" was written by frontman Chris Cornell. Guitarist Kim Thayil on the song:

The tuning on that song was pretty nutty. It's recorded with a wah wah in the low position used as a filter. That was the first time we did anything like that. It was Chris' idea; he wanted to get that weird tone that you can't really dial in on an amp. But if you use the wah wah as a filter, it gets an incredibly weird sound. And if you listen to that riff, especially if you've heard the original demos of it, it almost sounds backward.