Country music legend Johnny Cash's songs can make listeners violent, scientists claim.
An American study identified lyrics in Cash's 1969 hit A BOY NAMED SUE as a possible cause of aggression.
The single - the tale of a man seeking revenge on his father for giving him a girl's name - was an unlikely entry on a list of violent songs that included JERK-OFF by TOOL and SHOOT 'EM UP by Cypress Hill.
Researchers said these songs "led to more-aggressive interpretations of ambiguously aggressive words".
DR CRAIG ANDERSON - who published the findings of the investigation - says, "One major conclusion from this and other research on entertainment media is that content matters.
"This message is important for all consumers, but especially for parents of children and adolescents."05/05/2003 12:59