"Hello, I'm Henry Rollins."
January 15, 2014 7:57 PM   Subscribe

The late Jesse Morris covers Black Flag's "Six Pack"- in the idiom- and voice!- of Johnny Cash

After his death, the recordings he made toward a country album were put up on Bandcamp to benefit his family.
posted by Pope Guilty (20 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
If you like Cash, here is a lost tune recovered
posted by Postroad at 8:02 PM on January 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've never heard such a dead ringer. And once again the kinship between good punk and good country shines on through.

Thanks for this - you made my day.
posted by Palindromedary at 8:09 PM on January 15, 2014 [8 favorites]

Damn. Here he is doing Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Morning Coming Down. One of my favorite songs.
posted by dobbs at 8:12 PM on January 15, 2014 [7 favorites]

Holy crap postroad, thanks for that! (I love that early-80s country sound. "Highwayman" still slays me.)
posted by notsnot at 8:24 PM on January 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

That was great. Makes me wonder what Revenge and Depression would have sounded like.
posted by ignignokt at 8:29 PM on January 15, 2014

Uncannily good.
posted by a halcyon day at 8:35 PM on January 15, 2014

posted by Flashman at 8:39 PM on January 15, 2014

I just finished a session of listening to Johnny Cash when this showed up; thanks for the serendipity and for the introduction. Sad that this talented young man is no longer with us.
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 8:54 PM on January 15, 2014

If you like Cash...

And if you don't, what the fuck is wrong with you, anyway?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:04 PM on January 15, 2014 [8 favorites]

Whatever happened to Rollin's TV commercials from the mid 90's:

"You don't need guns. This is true."
posted by telstar at 11:54 PM on January 15, 2014

Ridiculous. I love this. Thank you.
posted by basicchannel at 2:40 AM on January 16, 2014

Here's Folsom Prison Blues.
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:05 AM on January 16, 2014

Fantastic! Thanks for the post.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:43 AM on January 16, 2014

I'm now convinced that this song is actually a Black Flag cover of an unreleased Johnny Cash song.
posted by VTX at 5:45 AM on January 16, 2014 [5 favorites]

I started listening to that "Sunday Morning..." cover, and my 3-year-old's head popped up immediately. "Daddy, that's Johnny Cash! Let me hear!"

My 3-year-old loves Johnny Cash, and asks for him by name when looking for music in the car.

My 3-year-old is kinda awesome. :)

I never had a chance to hear Jesse in person, but he was an amazingly talented kid.

posted by hanov3r at 7:20 AM on January 16, 2014 [5 favorites]

@Halloween Jack: Do you have any context or background on that picture?
posted by xena at 9:41 AM on January 16, 2014

Awww, this makes me sad. I used to see Jesse most mornings at the BART station, and his music always cheered me up, as did his amiable grin when I dropped a dollar or two into his case.
posted by vickyverky at 11:10 AM on January 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

xena: this is one fan's recounting of a Rollins spoken word routine on meeting Cash. Not as good as the original source but I remember listening to that routine once and it sounds about right.
posted by Halloween Jack at 5:07 AM on January 17, 2014

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