The Return of Ronald Thomas Clontle

RTC on Johnny Cash:

It’s often forgotten that the Man Dressed in Black was the first country singer to tackle taboo subject matter. Look no further than “Sunday Morning Coming Down” — Cash’s recounting of an acid trip that ends in a chainsaw murder. 1957’s “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” is, as far as I know, the first song documenting the everyday trials and tribulations of a lowly transvestite. I’m looking forward to hearing what this national treasure serves up next.