The new Johnny Cash film "Walk The Line" got me thinking about music producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin.
Rick Rubin is my favorite kind of producer. He loves and understands all genres of music. All that matters is that it's good. He's a master of his craft and has a complete understanding of what's come before him. Rick got Johnny Cash the respect he deserved and he should be worshiped for this alone. However, he's also given us timeless albums by groups as diverse as Run-DMC, The Cult, Neil Diamond, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy, The Mars Volta, Paloalto, Tom Petty, Slayer, Jay-Z, System Of A Down, The Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails. Enough said.
This playlist is some of my favorite Rick Rubin produced tracks.
1. It's Tricky - Run-D.M.C. 2. She's Crafty - Beastie Boys 3. Hurt - Johnny Cash 4. Love Removal Machine - The Cult 5. Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers 6. Delirious Love - Neil Diamond 7. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy 8. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot 9. Televators - The Mars Volta 10. You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty 11. Closer - Nine Inch Nails 12. The World Outside - Paloalto 13. Redemption Song - Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros 14. Gasoline - Audioslave 15. Beverly Hills - Weezer 16. Hell Awaits - Slayer 17. Mother - Danzig 18. My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow 19. Been Here Once Before - Eagle-Eye Cherry 20. Crunk Juice - Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz 21. Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes 22. I Turn To You - (Hex Hector radio mix) - Melanie C 23. Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z 24. Great Hosannah - Kula Shaker 25. Black Mask - The (international) Noise Conspiracy 26. Chocolate Salty Balls (P.S. I Love You) - Chef 27. Sugar - System Of A Down 28. Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit 29. Lalala - Saul Williams 30. I Don't Know - (live) - Ozzy Osbourne 31. Kick Out The Jams - Rage Against The Machine 32. A Violent Reaction - American Head Charge 33. Numb/Encore (Explicit Version) - Linkin Park/Jay-Z 34. 1973 - T.H. White 35. Opium Of The People - Slipknot