Four men in black conjure the spirit of the Man in Black
When Johnny Cash sang about liquor, his drink of choice was whiskey. But the latest Cash covers to hit the Internet employ a different alcoholic beverage to get the sound just right: beer. More specifically, beer bottles.
The Bottle Boys, who have covered everyone from Michael Jackson to Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, apply its unique talents this time to Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire.” The result is more Señor-Frogs-beachside-happy-hour than Man-in-Black-gritty, but the simultaneous feats the group pulls off merit applause. As the Bottle Boys wrote in a statement accompanying the video, “The multitasking was quite challenging in the beginning. But we don’t play bottles because it is easy, but because it is hard!”