500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Norman Greenbaum, 'Spirit in the Sky'
Producer: Erik Jacobsen
Released: Feb. '70, Reprise
15 weeks; No. 3
"I’m just some Jewish musician who really dug gospel music," Greenbaum said. "I decided there was a larger Jesus gospel market out there than a Jehovah one." The crunchy guitar sound came when a friend built a small fuzzbox right into the body of Greenbaum’s Fender Telecaster.
Appears on: Spirit in the Sky (Varese)