Marilyn Manson Releases Cover of Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” is one of those Johnny Cash songs that everyone knows because it was in a thousand different advertising campaigns. I assume that’s how Marilyn Manson became aware of it; if he was actually a fan, he might have covered one of the 800 Johnny Cash songs that hasn’t been beaten to death with a tire iron.
In any case, Manson’s cover of the track sounds more or less exactly like the original, only now with intolerable vocals. There’s also some slide guitar near the end.
You can check out the cover via the below video. It’s also available on all the usual digital outlets. Loma Vista will release a picture disc vinyl edition, featuring a watercolor painting by Manson, on December 13. You can pre-order that here. Manson also has a handful of live dates coming up; you can get tickets for those shows here.
[via The PRP]