June 16, 2009 6:34 PM

Cohen, prison style.

I'd originally intended to do a bit more of a serious thing. But then I decided that it was more fun to jump on the jokey "done in the style of..." bandwagon.

The following crowd noises were obtained from freesound and licensed through Creative Commons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

posted by chococat (17 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

This is executed masterfully. Well done!
posted by Corduroy at 7:07 PM on June 16, 2009

Fun is good. Nice job! It just goes to show, Johnny's trademark sound works with anything

"yew don't really care fer myoozic, do ya?" Fabulous. Great crowd noises, too, that's a really good touch. Thanks for those links.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:10 PM on June 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

I love how you take full ownership of this song, just like most of your music. I've really enjoyed havin' you on the portable music player the last few weeks, chococat.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:11 PM on June 16, 2009

A nice groove picked on the guitar, smooth bass, and a solid shuffle start of the song quite nicely, but yeah...your croaked vox really sell it. Very nicely done.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:31 PM on June 16, 2009

This is awesome.
posted by barnacles at 10:17 PM on June 16, 2009

i thought i recognized some of those folks in the crowd. there's lots of good ambient sounds to be had at freesound.
posted by mexican at 1:47 AM on June 17, 2009

Did someone already say masterful? Yeah, I agree.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 3:00 AM on June 17, 2009

That's a load of fun, and agreed about the crowd noises: nice touch. The huuuuge reverb almost makes it sound like a crowd is singing along. I dig the way the harmonies kind of float in, too. This is good.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:53 AM on June 17, 2009

It's pretty goofy. My voice just doesn't go that low so the singing is pretty rough...I just tried it once because I didn't think I could do it again.
I forgot to include a link to the original by Johnny but I guess pretty much everyone knows the song.
posted by chococat at 6:08 AM on June 17, 2009

Flagged as "Would totally have sex with this song."
posted by Jofus at 7:13 AM on June 17, 2009 [2 favorites]

Holy butts, dude. Spot on. And, yeah, my voice doesn't go that low either, but the gravely struggle of it works.

The crowd noise is a wonderful addition; a straight up Cash take would have been fun enough on its own but giving it the Folson treatment is brilliant.

If I had one wish, it'd be for some extra, June-ish harmonies pushing in on the choruses. But I can never get her to sing on my recordings either.
posted by cortex at 7:54 AM on June 17, 2009

Great fun. We should get a fakeconcert tag for stuff like this and this.
posted by micayetoca at 9:56 AM on June 17, 2009

(In Johnny Cash voice) Damn, son, if this was any tighter it might bust wide open!

This is great man, everything works brilliantly.

(In sns voice) HOT DAMN!!!
posted by snsranch at 5:22 PM on June 17, 2009

i think his is my favorite one so far. good show.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:44 AM on June 18, 2009

And the inmates even let you live, after that!

It's great!
posted by Danf at 11:16 AM on June 19, 2009

"yew don't really care fer myoozic, do ya?" Fabulous.

Oh, gods, agreed.
posted by desuetude at 6:08 PM on June 22, 2009

Had your posts playing in the background to see if I missed anything new and all of the sudden I hear THIS SONG! Pulled me right out of homework mode and into this page to tell you how much I love it. Well done sir!
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 3:52 PM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]

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