I listened to a lot of Spirit in the early 70s. At the time I thought they were a real good local band.
Lots of SoCals (from surfers to jocks) had all their stuff on 8-track to bump in their cars/vans. I still listen to them (and Jojo Gunn) once in a while. They accomplished a lot and are still a good listen. It’s kind of funny that they were also a bit like Zep, many of their songs had acoustic guitar intros that evolved into rock songs/ballads. As forgotten as they are, Spirit was a real good band w great songs.
All that being said, I think this whole lawsuit thing is a joke. A few notes are very similar but the songs are totally different. It’s not even a very good Spirit song.
I've been listening to a lot of Joe Diffie and maybe its cause today is the first time I've watched the videos together but I never noticed that the guy who plays the dead guy in Prop me up beside the juke box has a cameo in pickup man
This song holds a place in my heart, came out about the time I graduated high school in 1993. Saw STP in concert a few years later in May of ‘97 in Roanoke, VA. Cheap Trick opened for them, still my favorite concert I’ve ever been too, great show.