Notable Cover Versions
The song has been covered by many musicians over the years, including:
- Progressive rock musician Steve Hillage, on his 1976 album L.
- Alternative rock band the Butthole Surfers, on their 1991 album piouhgd.
- Eartha Kitt in 1972 as a B-side to "Catch the Wind".
- American alternative band Wild Colonials on their "Life As We Know It EP 1/4" (2007).
- Sleaze rock band L.A. Guns on their covers album Rips the Covers Off.
- The Losers, Howard Stern's band.
- Neil Pye, the hippie character from British comedy series The Young Ones in 1984 for an album called Neil's Heavy Concept Album.
- Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show (2008)
- Viva Voce included a cover of the song on the vinyl edition of their 2009 album, Rose City.
- Raspin - single released April 2012 in honor of Donovan's induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
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