Riss’ Ramblings-At Folsom Prison

Preconceived notions :That the title says at all, it was recorded at Folsom Prison, one of the first live albums and definitely probably the first one recorded at a prison.  I think Merle Haggard was at Folsom prison at the time, or am I making that up.  I think I’ve only heard “Folsom Prison Blues” “Cocaine Blues” and “Jackson”.  I don’t have any preconceived notions of country, since, A) Cash transcends country and B) I’ve listened to country a lot more often than you’d think.

Favorite track: Jackson-it’s still pretty sassy.

Least favorite track: Green Green Grass of Home

After listening: “25 minutes to go” reminds me of “Five Feet High and Rising”.  He has a really great interaction with the prisoners.  I especially like when some guy in the audience starts to whistle as Cash sings “I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife” during “Long Black Veil”.  Like all good country songs, all of the ones on here tell a great story.  It’s a quick listen, and pretty much every song is enjoyable on some level; none that I really wanted to skip, but there were some that I wouldn’t listen to on repeat.

Stars: 4

Riss (46 Posts)

Raised in the Midwest, Marissa feels that she has absolutely no good defense for liking what she likes or nominating what she nominates. She likes it that way. With a preference for the indie music scene, there was a time before (alright a rough adolescence) filled with oldies, then country, then pop. She was an unabashed slave to Nsync, and boy bands in general, but not Backstreet Boys, god no! But that has passed. Marissa is passionate about music and about caring about music (and caring about things in general). She considers herself a stereotype, a cliche and a conundrum, all at the same time. When not listening to music Marissa enjoys watching movies, that she will sometimes review on her blog. She is an avid reader and a seasoned podcaster.

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