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Playing Against Type: Liz Phair and Sinead O'Connor

Will Hermes, The New York Times, 17 October 2005

WHEN JOHNNY CASH returned to the spotlight in 1994 with American Recordings, the first in a series of records that presented him as a folkie with a goth-rock demeanour instead of a Grand Ole Opry standby, fans and critics rejoiced. In 1997, when the veteran crooner Pat Boone released Pat Boone in a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, covering Guns N' Roses' 'Paradise City' – well, not so much rejoicing.

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