Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Wildebeests - She Lives in a Time of Her Own b/w Monkey Loving Girl
"She Lives in a Time of Her Own" is a cover the 1960s psychedelic cult heroes The Thirteenth Floor Elevators original. They decided to cover this song when they discovered that their bassist could do the odd vocal runs you hear in the background of so many Thirteenth Floor Elevators tracks. Having heard both versions of this song (are there others? I'd love to hear them) I actually prefer The Wildebeests over the original.
The b-side on this record is "Monkey Loving Girl." It's a merseybeat-ish garage rock tune that tells you everything you need to know about The Wildebeests. I only wish I could ever see these guys live. Next time I'm in the UK I suppose (I'm never in the UK).