Johnny Cash- Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
When Trent Reznor was asked if Cash could cover his song, Reznor said he was “flattered” but worried that “the idea sounded a bit gimmicky.” He became a fan of Cash’s version, however, once he saw the music video.
“I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.
I don’t really know what to add to this other than the fact that this is hands down one of the best covers of any song ever, and the music video is a total masterpiece.
I’m pretty fond of my solitude.
The Moon cramps Saturn’s style — early morning lunar occultation as a bright Moon passed in front of Saturn on September 18, 1997. And no, occultation doesn’t mean the Moon worships the devil. (NASA/APOD)
More like “cramping Saturn’s SPACE"…amiright?