Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Johnny Cash - "Further On (Up The Road)"



With the 12th anniversary of The Rising fresh in our minds, today we spotlight Johnny Cash's cover of "Further On (Up The Road)".  This is not the Man in Black's first Bruce cover, as we've thoroughly discussed his other covers in the past.  It is probably one of the more unexpected covers I've come across since the Pet Shop Boys' "Last To Die".  I was a fan of his previous Springsteen covers, and this one is no exception.  While I could do without the piano embellishments, the cover is stark and moody, and would sound perfect playing over the end credits of a "Breaking Bad" episode or any other Western drama.