Odd, I may have one of the only alternate positions on this topic. I happen to be located but a few miles from Chip in Upstate NY but I have had a lifelong dream of building a perfect band from excellent musicians that can cover some of the great clasic rock/prog material from the early days. I am in the dificult process of perfecting sets of Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Rush. ELP, UK. We plan to build a tribute to classic prog itself and tour with this through an agency signing. We belive in the project although I must say it has been a nightmare to find people who think this way. We plan to showcase our originals that are in the classic prog style from the back of this bill paying band project. This way if the originals do not catch on as quick as we would like we still have a band paying the bills and playing the music we love and are lucky enough to be able to play.
Again I have yet to prove this concept in the real world we have just reformed with a new lineup and the odds are not high that it will succeed but we are trying.
Nothing wrong with Brown Eyed Girl but at some point We feel it is time to try and do something musically worthwhile like the old days and the possibilites that used to exist then. We feel we'd like to make something interesting out of our talents before we are too dam old to do it anymore.
Again, I understand the Mustang Sally thing..........glad it is what you like. I personally have to pursue this band until I can't stand up anymore.
Goo dluck to any musician in this shitty world of entertainment we have now.