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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Hanged Man

by Dave McKean

Last week I saw Batman Begins
which reminded me I have a borrowed copy of Arkham Asylum somewhere on a shelf
which has beautiful albeit creepy illustrations by Dave Mckean
which brought to memory the picture above
which in turn made me think of this song.

Nirvana - They Hung Him On a Cross (Demo Version 1989)
*I don't know if we can call it a Leadbelly cover, but it's an American folk song and the first recorded version that exists of it (1945) belongs to Leadbelly; in fact, Cobain apparently planned to record this for a Leadbelly tribute album


Morgan said...

Hi Eliza,
i came to your blog from Hype Machine.
AWESOME song. So glad you posted it. I love Cobain's covers of other artists. I'd read once that he wanted to be a country singer along the lines of Leadbelly or even Hank Williams (who I love too).

thank you so much for posting!

David Lindqvist said...

It's not Nirvana playing this. But it's still good as hell. :)