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DJ Schmolli — God's Gonna Cut You Down
Album: mash-up
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Released: 2007
Length: 2:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

[Chorus]
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dew
I've been down on bended knee talkin' to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel's feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, "John go do My will!"

[Chorus]

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's down in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down
Sooner or later God'll cut you down

[Chorus]

Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
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Never liked mashups, this doesn't really change my opinion. 
The song is Run on for a Long Time. An old Folk Spiritual recorded by many. Here's a good version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDOMtOFaCys
Combines three things that I think are great into one thing I find merely ok.
Wow, I totally thought this was the Beastie Boys, "Rhymin' and Stealin" when it first started!   I knew I'd heard that drum beat before...

where can I purchase/find this track?
 maxvonevil wrote:

Ironically the lyrics are very appropriate for Nugent's "yuge" icon and savior of the free world... Nuff' said.
 
(that said, it's actually a Johnny Cash song, not Ted McNuggetForBrains)
 

It's older than Johnny Cash--it's a traditional song that a lot of artists have covered and sampled.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...


https://secondhandsongs.com/wo...



Moby sampled the version by Bill Landford And The Landfordaires for "Play."

Mix of Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin drum-set and The Beatles.
From craftsmanship point of view, nice.
Have mixed feelings of the mix, as a whole.
Johnny Cash + Led Zeppelin + Beatles and what else ? 
 LPCity wrote:
thank God the only Nugent you will hear on RP is this tiny sample.

 
Ironically the lyrics are very appropriate for Nugent's "yuge" icon and savior of the free world... Nuff' said.
 
(that said, it's actually a Johnny Cash song, not Ted McNuggetForBrains)
That was bad ass!
Turnabout is fair play, I guess
 LPCity wrote:
thank God the only Nugent you will hear on RP is this tiny sample.

 
+1
thank God the only Nugent you will hear on RP is this tiny sample.
a great mash up
 wtaguy wrote:
Never heard of Schmolli, but I really  like this...and the 3-song-set worked for me. Moby!

 
He is/was a commenter here.
 Apaulera wrote:
Poor Johnny Cash...


 
Amen, sista.
Nope. Love all of the songs in their own element, but not mashed up. Gives me anxiety.

This is an 8 for me, just because I'm loving the interesting mash-up.  At first I thought it was just a cool new artist, and then wow all these songs came through (Cash, Beatles, Led Zep, heck I'm even hearing the Beastie Boys samples in this!)

And I agree with a previous poster...this does seem to be the best mash-up track I've heard yet.


  that ain't no bonzo on them drums.. {#Drummer}
Never heard of Schmolli, but I really  like this...and the 3-song-set worked for me. Moby!
What a unique and catchy mash up. Please play this track more often.
Best mash up track ever
God's Gonna Cut You Down after Moby's Natural Blues? That sounds very familliar to those who over-Played ;-)
 CHuLoYo wrote:
WTF is this s-h-i-t?
 
IT IS SO MUCH AWESOME PACKED INTO ONE MP3 THAT YOUR HEAD CAN'T CONTAIN IT ALL!!
WTF is this s-h-i-t?
Poor Johnny Cash...

While I like JC's version of the song, I'm annoyed because I got all happy thinking I was going to hear When The Levee Breaks (though it sounded a bit overly processed bass-wise), and instead I got a DJ mix. It's a smart mix, don't get me wrong, I mean with splashes of Ted Nugent and The Beatles, but again, I was just bummed not to hear LZ.
 AndyJ wrote:

Silly people.

Didn't/don't know Cash.
Didn't/don/t know Southern religion...
Just more smug  "City Boys"...

Bricks and concrete ain' the same world as small towns, hard-scrabble, mill and mining people...
It's a big world... Music bridges a lot, but can't get over blind willful ignorance.

 
Hurt could be the best cover in the history of music!  Much better than the original!
 AlanF wrote:
As a rule I hate Jonny Cash - if I hear "Hurt" one more time I may never listen to RP ever again!  And I detest overtly old testament religious bumpf with a passion.  But for some reason this mix works - maybe it is making fun of the pompous seriousness of Jonny's religious drivel but the rhythm really connects.  It may not be totally original but cover versions can be great, and this is far more than that.

 
Silly people.

Didn't/don't know Cash.
Didn't/don/t know Southern religion...
Just more smug  "City Boys"...

Bricks and concrete ain' the same world as small towns, hard-scrabble, mill and mining people...
It's a big world... Music bridges a lot, but can't get over blind willful ignorance.
I like some of the mixed elements (Beatles in particular), but the main stack (Cash + Guitar) just doesn't blend together well... There's no interplay, and it ends up ruining the clarity of Cash's singing.

On a related note, I once heard a singer move seamlessly from the Rocky Road to Dublin into Ring of Fire.... 
 AlanF wrote:
As a rule I hate Jonny Cash - if I hear "Hurt" one more time I may never listen to RP ever again!  And I detest overtly old testament religious bumpf with a passion.  But for some reason this mix works - maybe it is making fun of the pompous seriousness of Jonny's religious drivel but the rhythm really connects.  It may not be totally original but cover versions can be great, and this is far more than that.

 
Yep, this is a delightfully irreverent 'cover' of the Cash song, which takes the gentle piss out of Cash's po-faced piety.
Not good to my ear, sorry.
This song is so everything it's nothing.  At least Oasis was smart about ripping off other artists
C'mon!

This is truly incredible!! This mixes drums from Zeppelin, guitar from Ted Nugent, lyrics from Johnny Cash, a sgue from the Beatles...

I got really into Mash-ups after hearing this song and a few others around. It's incredible how songs from such different genres can be combined into something totally new.

Like this (Billy Joel vs Jay-Z) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgB-Ld0mnjU

who knew Billy Joel was such a bad-ass rapper? 
LOVE this

"Ain't gonna let nobody lordy turn me round," fits too, incidentally 
Anyone arguing that this isn't original art is just plain wrong. 

The argument that using a sample is stealing, is similar to arguing that a song was stolen from Neil Young because it has a G --> Dm chord change in it...

I guess Warhol was just a hack afterall...

(posting tired & cranky...  forgive me {#Taped-shut})
 old_shep wrote:
So I could just steal an original Monet and stick some clip art on it and sell it as my own?

 
Well, you would have to buy the Monet, not steal it, unless you want to be charged with grand larceny.  Anyhow, it's been done already.
 AlanF wrote:
As a rule I hate Jonny Cash - if I hear "Hurt" one more time I may never listen to RP ever again!  And I detest overtly old testament religious bumpf with a passion.  But for some reason this mix works - maybe it is making fun of the pompous seriousness of Jonny's religious drivel but the rhythm really connects.  It may not be totally original but cover versions can be great, and this is far more than that.

 
Johnny flipping the bird
Who has a rule that they hate Johnny Cash?  O . . . . . Kay.
As a rule I hate Jonny Cash - if I hear "Hurt" one more time I may never listen to RP ever again!  And I detest overtly old testament religious bumpf with a passion.  But for some reason this mix works - maybe it is making fun of the pompous seriousness of Jonny's religious drivel but the rhythm really connects.  It may not be totally original but cover versions can be great, and this is far more than that.
I thought it was quite tasty. And the fellow who slammed JC... Really? 
 old_shep wrote:
So I could just steal an original Monet and stick some clip art on it and sell it as my own?

 
Well, the better analogy would be that you would take the image of a Monet, modify it with either clip art (could be imaginative) or your own art (far better), and create something new. No one would argue--some would, but I wouldn't--that what you had created was your own work of art. Beardon, Rauschenberg, Arp and other collagists did this as a matter of course without too much worry.

PM me a link to what you come up with. {#Smile}
ok, use a sample here and there and add something to it... here, nothing added, just mashed
 old_shep wrote:
So I could just steal an original Monet and stick some clip art on it and sell it as my own?
 
Yep.  Give it a try.  God will probably cut you down.
O Please, just stop it!

Complaining about using samples is so 1992! {#Yes}
So I could just steal an original Monet and stick some clip art on it and sell it as my own?
Quite a comming together.
 skooba wrote:

DJ needs to share some of whatever it is he's smoking.  Maybe then this will appeal.  {#Naughty}



 
Its appealing to me just fine!  Love that Johnny Cash!!

(but I ain't sharin')


DJ needs to share some of whatever it is he's smoking.  Maybe then this will appeal.  {#Naughty}


I don't see how this song could lose. It combined a bunch of great artists and songs. That's like an eight way win!!
Hmmm.....
Interesting. After the surprise (at first), followed by deep anger and resentment that it was not going to be LZ, it grew on me. 
Very creative - expansion of thought and sound!!  {#Cheers}
 daniel_rusk wrote:
This SUCKS!!!  Stealing others music.

 
Ooh, how naughty of him.
Not my taste!
This SUCKS!!!  Stealing others music.
God's gonna cut YOU down for making such awful noise. Every time I hear this, run screaming from the speakers.   
Hmm I'm all over the map on this one.  I love a clever well-executed maship, but I'm not sure yet whether I think this one is either of those things.  I think I'm initially turned off by using "Levee" as the drums, which is the evil opposite of an interesting choice.  The editing and mix of the various pieces is reasonable, I've certainly heard worse....  I think I've been spoiled by lots of Kleptones.  I'm going with 5.
Kinda cute but.... no.  It don't work.
TIL, "long-tongued" -> a gossip. Courtesy of one of those NPR quiz shows...
like
 jadewahoo wrote:
Its irrelevant whether or not I like/do not like remixing... this is a horrid job. Choppy, out-of-context. Barfo.. why is there no 'zero' rating for such as this?
 
I'd really like to meet you, because I think this is a spectacularly creative mash.  We'd have lots to talk about.
Love it. This made my morning. More please.
Why so much hate for this song?  Considering that LZ's "When the Levee Breaks" was itself a creative appropriation of an old blues standard, it seems DJ Schmolli is just taking part in music's ongoing evolution.  Like it or not, adaptation has and always will be a musical tradition.  
I say right on, and turn it up!
Its irrelevant whether or not I like/do not like remixing... this is a horrid job. Choppy, out-of-context. Barfo.. why is there no 'zero' rating for such as this?
"Melodic" and "Catchy"...are two adjectives that don't exist when this tune is being heard. Now...."Cheap" and "Unoriginal"...now we're talkin' folks. Perhaps this is a novelty with all the samples...but "Nahhhh...I'll take a pass!"
Can't even hope to meet the original. And the Beatles transition is misplaced.
 coccyx wrote:

exactly what I was thinking!

 
Yeah. This works.



 leafmold wrote:

Probably not within your lifetime. But I do agree that remixing them makes them worse.
 
Wow. I invoke Dr. Obnoxious, Wolfgang Pauli: "Not even wrong." 
 Kanuffen wrote:
When, oh when dear lord (not in the literal sense), shall the hipsters come back to reality and realize that Johnny Cash songs aren't cool, or even within the realm of decent, and remixing them only makes them worse? Within my lifetime maybe? {#No}
 
Probably not within your lifetime. But I do agree that remixing them makes them worse.


Hadn't listened to Radio Paradise in ages. Thought about this song, opened RP, and it was playing. Freaky...
Haven't heard this in awhile. And that's OK.
 Rebis wrote:
"I should hate this but I don't, it is most excellent."  I concur, as well.
 

I, on the other hand, DO hate this.
Bullsh*t.
Great songs. But just because every ingredient is great....
The worst.
I like some mash-up artists, Girl Talk in particular, but this is pretty lame.  Girl Talk puts this to shame.
 kojiroh wrote:
I, too, thought that it was When the Levee Breaks, but then realized that it wasn't, and then I got a headache. Guess it's time for some real When the Levee Breaks.
  Yes that the song I couldn't place kojiroh


I always confuse the start of this with a Zeppelin song!


"I should hate this but I don't, it is most excellent."  I concur, as well. 

coccyx wrote:

exactly what I was thinking!
 


If this is a fight between these five artists, Johnny Cash wins.

Nugent goes down first because no guns allowed and for all his talk, he's a wimp.  The Beatles excuse themselves from the fight because they're not fighters and all you need is love, right?  Zepplin goes down next as their english pub fighting skills don't serve them well here.  Which leaves the Beasties who put forth their best effort but ultimately tire out and quit when they realize Johnny cash will never quit.

All hail the winner, and still champion, Johnny Cash!
 sajitjacob wrote:
I should hate this but I don't, it is most excellent.
 
exactly what I was thinking!
I, too, thought that it was When the Levee Breaks, but then realized that it wasn't, and then I got a headache. Guess it's time for some real When the Levee Breaks.

 laspicer wrote:
Love it.  Some great ingredients in that blender!
 

All whirled together till nearly unrecognizable except for a few gratuitous flourishes.  Yuck.  A thoroughly unlovable mess.
Auwful sonic mess
Love it.  Some great ingredients in that blender!
When, oh when dear lord (not in the literal sense), shall the hipsters come back to reality and realize that Johnny Cash songs aren't cool, or even within the realm of decent, and remixing them only makes them worse? Within my lifetime maybe? {#No}
johnny cash goes with everything!
 
mashups not 100% creative, but artistic and fun.

I like the cat scratch fever bit buzzed in here. 
..i vote for more mashups on RP-!..nice, sirrah Bill..
thanks, RP, for keep on surprising me with music beyond borders
love it.

no idea why, but it reminds me of dread zeppelin.
Led Zepplin drums
Beatle guitars
Man in Black vocals
"I always get DJ Schmolli and Rabbi Shmuley mixed up"

ROFL - Hippiechick, you kill me. Even Rabbi Shmuley would have to
admit this song's rating has to go UP.
Larcenous, but entertaining.
Not plagiarism ... this is a mashup, people! (from a mixologist) ... see here
Gotta love Johnny Cash's photo (another mashup probably...)

 
Sounds a little weird. But interesting. {#Eh}
Plagiarism is plagiarism, however legal and/or talented.
 LizK wrote:
Johnny Cash's unknown son? {#Bananajam}
 
Glad it's not just me. There's alot of background noise where I am right now, but when I first heard it I hoped for an obscure 90s Johnny Cash tune. Disappointed, but I still like it. 
I thought this was Johnny Cash
Does anyone else think of Torte Elvis when they hear this?
I always get DJ Schmolli and Rabbi Shmuley mixed up
 drsteevo wrote:
When a "DJ" utilizes such iconic and well known pieces like this one does, you are just going to piss people off.  DJ Schmolli is a talent-less hack.

 
Well - it might have pissed YOU off but I think it is a work of genius. 
Thanks for keeping this in rotation, Bill! :) 
i like it a lot!
Very cool - I'm a bit surprised how much I REALLY dig this tune, ahem, MIX!
Who says Bill doesn't play Nugent ?
Johnny Cash's unknown son? {#Bananajam}
 BillG wrote:

You may not like it, but your first sentence is just not true.

Try it sometime. You'll quickly revise your opinion of the skill level required.
 
I agree.  

John Bonham, Keith Moon, Cozy Powell

get some sticks and and a drum kit, hit this one, tap that one, kick the other one, its easy!!!
I should hate this but I don't, it is most excellent.
 bronorb wrote:

It takes no talent to do this.
Buy some software. Gather together some MP3s. Chop pieces out, past them together, click here, drag there, drop another one in...
Walla!
Music?
Don't think so.

 
You may not like it, but your first sentence is just not true.

Try it sometime. You'll quickly revise your opinion of the skill level required.

It takes no talent to do this.
Buy some software. Gather together some MP3s. Chop pieces out, past them together, click here, drag there, drop another one in...
Walla!
Music?
Don't think so.


Still LOVE it! :)
I prefer the Five Blind Boys' version of this - it's been on my daily rotation for ages.
 drsteevo wrote:
When a "DJ" utilizes such iconic and well known pieces like this one does, you are just going to piss people off.  DJ Schmolli is a talent-less hack.
 
He stole quite well, good job on this song...
I love cover tunes, this is such an interesting a mix. Thanks for playing it!
 ckcotton wrote:
Thought it was going to we When the Levee Breaks....

Think I would have preferred to hear that one instead

 
 


You TOTALLY read my mind, ckcotton.
When a "DJ" utilizes such iconic and well known pieces like this one does, you are just going to piss people off.  DJ Schmolli is a talent-less hack.

Thought it was going to we When the Levee Breaks....

Think I would have preferred to hear that one instead

 
Sorry, but I never stopped moving to that one...
 

WTH? {#Headache}