I never could verify, but when they were using different artists performing this song for the opening of The Drew Carey show each week…..I swear I heard Tanya Tucker doing a helluva rip roaring job of it.
It’s since 2000 or 2005 that music has taken a dive.
I listened to 3 songs on the car radio recently (usually I do not turn on the radio) one by Pink, one by Fergie, and one by some outfit called Riot at the Disco.
None had a tune, let alone a pretty tune that makes you want to listen to it over and over again. A song has to have catchy tune or I’m tuning out.
Ah, the sixties. I was a soldier once, and young.
Bad Brad, when they played Spirit In The Sky in the midst of the British stoner movie Saving Grace and the guy is outside peeing and the greenhouse where they’re growing dope lights up like a kaleidoscope on steroids and the stoner almost feels like he’s having an epiphany from God. My wife and I were laughing so hard that we lost it in gut busting laughter. My wife and I laughed hysterically at that and the 2 little old English ladies who got stoned thinking they were drinking tea which it wasn’t and got goofy with the googly eyes, laughing hysterically and getting the munchies. It’s a great highly recommended British comedy almost as good as Waking Ned Devine. The character of Doc Martin on PBS was one of the major stoners in this movie.
:lowers binoculars, makes entry in field notebook:
“Tribe uses secret code to discuss ancient musical recordings.”
I was born in Hawthorne California. Life was like Beach Blanket Bingo. Teenagers would strap their surf boards onto their bikes and pedal to the beach. And it was one garage band after another. All beach music. Dick Dale, the Safaris, etc. Some of them were pretty damn good. I always wondered if any of those musicians ever hit it big.