Clark from The Gay Blades sat down and recorded this song a few days after he heard that Paul Newman had passed away. He, like myself and many others, thought Paul Newman was about as good as actors, and men, got. Perhaps he just wanted to remember Newman or perhaps he wanted to offer a eulogy. Whatever it was, he picked well. In Cool Hand Luke Newman sang â€œPlastic Jesusâ€ to mourn the death of his mother. Clark sings it as much more of a celebration, which you get the feeling would have suited Newman just fine.