Why you ask? Nothing symbolizes a rebel with a cause like Punk does. And Johnny Cash was safely anti-establishment.
Here are a few facts
1. Extremely strong song lyrics about how the native Americans were slowly but surely marginalized
2. Low rumbling baritone that could make you sit up and listen
3.Just to quote him
“I'd like to wear a rainbow every day, and tell the world that everything is o.k. But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back. Until things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black.”
4. Always, ALWAYS, ALLLWAYS wore black
And the best punk song from him ever was The Beast In Me. So grab your whiskey and your cigarettes and face The Beast in yourselves