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Posted: 3/27/2006 10:11:55 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:14:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 10:17:00 PM EDT by HKgnnr]
Seems that Cash went "uphill" during his career...Elvis, well lets just say it ironically went down the shitter.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:16:48 PM EDT
Both had similar beginnings. They both had similar middles. The only difference is that Cash died of old age and Presley just plain died.

I've grown quite fond of Cash's library over the last few months.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:28:46 PM EDT
Elvis was a much better showman.

I like Johnny Cash but I can't understand why he is referred to as a "legend".
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:32:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Silesius:
Elvis was a much better showman.

I like Johnny Cash but I can't understand why he is referred to as a "legend".



because he started out in the 50's with Elvis and has several platnium records....thats pretty much legend status.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:42:52 PM EDT
Can't compare them on those terms.

Elvis was an entertainer, Cash was an artist.

Elvis performed, Cash created (for the most part). Both gifted, but Cash wins if you're talking about his talent as a creator.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:12:37 PM EDT
The man in fricking black.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:15:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 11:16:39 PM EDT by stangleonthedangle]


I've grown quite fond of Cash's library over the last few months.



So has the rest of the friggin world. What's with this revival of Johnny Cash worship?

I voted for Elvis by the way.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:23:10 PM EDT
JC wrote a few songs, EP wrote none, afaik. JC was the better artist, though Elvis was a better entertainer.

Elvis has higher "Legend" status, plus he is surviving a whole lot longer.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:57:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stangleonthedangle:


I've grown quite fond of Cash's library over the last few months.



So has the rest of the friggin world. What's with this revival of Johnny Cash worship?

I voted for Elvis by the way.



Walk the Line

I was never a huge fan of Cash, but I grabbed American IV on a lark at the library and really liked what I heard.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:12:17 AM EDT
Elvis kind of sucked, whereas Cash was consistently good throughout his career.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:18:36 AM EDT
I was so excited when I saw a movie about Cash was coming out. I grew up on that music and thought it was a pretty good movie.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:27:16 AM EDT
Another +1 for the Man in Black
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 12:55:04 AM EDT
Cash
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:07:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:13:49 AM EDT
Already stated. Elvis didn't write anything, he just performed what others wrote. Cash wrote some of his own stuff. I'll always think artists that perform their own works are better than those who perform something someone else wrote.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:26:34 AM EDT
Elvis was the better vocalist.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:30:16 AM EDT
Johnny Cash =

Elvis Presley =




______________________________


Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:40:59 AM EDT
Best Artist. JC.

Best Performer. Elvis.


There is a difference.

jj
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:21:52 AM EDT

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:31:04 AM EDT

Elvis was a soldier in the Army, while Cash was only in the Air Force.

Presley wins!
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:35:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:59:44 AM EDT
At least JC was a real enlisted man, whereas EP was purely a showpiece.
That said, Cash all the way. He was a better all around musician, wrote, played, sung. Elvis was just too commercial.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:04:01 AM EDT

I would say both were pioneers in the music industry though my vote goes to Cash.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 3:16:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:11:03 AM EDT
Elvis Presley
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:11:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
Johnny Cash =

Elvis Presley =





Go back to your 50cent.

I like some of Elvis's stuff, but Johnny Cash wrote more and better songs. Not to mention cover anything from gospel to Nine Inch Nails and make it sound authentic (and even better than the original in many cases).
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:16:48 AM EDT
Cash was an artist, Elvis was a pimp.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:20:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt_SBR:
Johnny Cash =

Elvis Presley =




______________________________

img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Colt_SBR/57985sm.gif




Anything that you listen to =

Your precious spice girls may be cool to you, but they arent even in the same league as Johnny Cash or Elvis.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:23:09 AM EDT
Easy, Cash.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:32:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 6:34:41 AM EDT by Sukebe]

Originally Posted By HKgnnr:
Seems that Cash went "uphill" during his career...Elvis, well lets just say it ironically went down the shitter.

nelson.oit.unc.edu/~alanh/images/johnny-cash.jpg



Cash was one man largely in control of his own destiny. Elvis was an institution. He gave up control and his institution was driven into the ground by greedy hangers on.

Between the two of them, as a singer songwriter, Cash is king. As a performer, Elvis reigns.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:35:35 AM EDT
The man in black takes another vote......... i listen to his music ALL THE TIME.

i am listening to A boy named sue right now..............

92 cash songs on itunes in my collection.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:48:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 7:49:41 AM EDT by Ghostchild]
I'm sorry, Johnny Cash hands down.

Elvis was a great showman, and had alot of popularity,

But just listen to "The Man comes around"

contest done.

Plus JC wrote what he wanted.

"Cocaine Blues" definately wasn't hit material,

but that song is great.

"Woke up in the morning and I grabbed that gun,
took a shot of cocaine and away I run"
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:50:20 AM EDT
Both were great, with songs that transcend time.

I used to like more Elvis songs... Then I got into the Man in Black. Now I think they're tied.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:04:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
Can't compare them on those terms.

Elvis was an entertainer, Cash was an artist.

Elvis performed, Cash created (for the most part). Both gifted, but Cash wins if you're talking about his talent as a creator.



Couldn't have said it better.

I admire Cash more because he created what he sold. Elvis just danced and sang what others created.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:05:59 AM EDT
Johnny Cash is the man., always will be
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:07:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Richard-ar15:
Elvis was a soldier in the Army, while Cash was only in the Air Force.

Presley wins!



Cash enlisted in the Air Force. Presley was drafted. That counts for something, although both are worthy of respect.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:13:08 AM EDT
Cash,

Nuf said!!

Later,

Badredfish
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:13:12 AM EDT
I can listen to most of Johnny Cash's work and like it. The same can't be said for Elvis.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:24:15 AM EDT
Elvis sang to young girls.
Johnny sang to everyone.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 8:25:00 AM EDT
Cash, by a long shot.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:00:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jjrockbush:
Best Artist. JC.

Best Performer. Elvis.


There is a difference.

jj



+1 and neither were good actors. Cash only slightly better.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:03:25 PM EDT
neither... they are both dead.


Trick question, beeyotch
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:05:25 PM EDT
Not a big fan of either one, but Elvis put on a good concert. I never saw Johnny Cash in person, so I can't compare the two.

My mom is a major Elvis fan, and just to piss her off I told her that Flaming Star was the best movie Elvis ever made. When she smiled real big and asked why I liked that one best, I said "Because he dies at the end!"
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:10:00 PM EDT
Johhny Cash was and is THE MAN!

LIstened to his stuff for as long as I can remember.. The guy has presence.. Plus he looked like he could knock your teeth out..
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:10:20 PM EDT
Johnny Cash never performed while wearing sequined jumpsuits.

Advantage Cash.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:20:59 PM EDT
johnny cash died with honor as a legend

elvis died a shell of his former self in possibly the most shameful manner possible
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
Johhny Cash was and is THE MAN!

LIstened to his stuff for as long as I can remember.. The guy has presence.. Plus he looked like he could knock your teeth out..



Elvis didn't look tough but he was a 3rd degree black-belt in Karate.

FYI

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:24:37 PM EDT
This is comparing apples to oranges! Elvis for the most part=rock n roll. Johnny Cash= good country. BTW,Elvis is not dead, he is an Army Gen in Germany,I saw his pics in National Lampoon.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:27:29 PM EDT
I had to vote for Elvis, but I agree with those who said that you can't compare the two.

Both were incredibly talented and are well deserving of the legend status.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 7:28:08 PM EDT
I voted cash....

but Elvis had his own shooting range in his basement....
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