Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Johnny Cash Appreciation Society

Original Post - Saturday, May 06, 2006

Johnny Cash Appreciation Society

My previous blog has also excavated memories of The Johnny Cash Appreciation Society which was a (monthly?) night upstairs in The Hut in Phibsboro where members of the indie/punk community gathered to pay hommage to the great man by playing his songs and other country shapings. Kid Gretsch and Jet Phantom used to play Billy Don't Bring your Guns to Town and Kinky Freidman's great They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore. This brought me to search out Kinky on myspace and indeed there he is - running for governor of Texas.

These were great nights and led to the formation of The Great Western Squares whose country version of Motorhead's Ace of Spades was a singular highlight of the nights in question.

Time to watch the Hurt video and miss THE MAN.

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