This one truly warmed my heart: Norman Greenbaum, the guy who wrote "Spirit in the Sky" back in 1970, is putting out a press release essentially just to remind us that his song is good:
Santa Rosa, CA — After 40 years, one of music's greatest gospel-rock hits, "Spirit In The Sky," penned by Norman Greenbaum, remains as popular today in 2012 as it did in 1970 when it rocketed to number #1 in the US and UK.
Why does "Spirit In The Sky" still resonate with the music listener today? Norman explains, "A few reasons; it's just a great song, with a terrific production that has stood the test of time, still sounding as vibrant today as 40 years ago. It also sounds great in the car — yep, car radio."
It goes on like that. On and on and on. For kind of a while. All in support of the basic thesis that "Spirit in the Sky" was a good song, and continues to be a good song. It's kind of like making a nice leisurely trip to Norman Greenbaum's porch to sit a spell and listen to him ramble about the glory days. A fellow could take comfort in that.
: Big Hurt