Now, here's something interesting. This New Jersey group first recorded this as "I Know Why" in 1966, but didn't get it released until it surfaced years later on "Back From The Grave, Vol. 4." When the group got picked up by Smash, they re-recorded it, added lots of groovy psychedelic effects and echoes and altered the words a bit.
Now, it becomes a tale of one "Soul shakin' psychedelic sally from this side of town." It's still a warning of a girl who's "gonna put you down," just as the original was. But now, she's a psychedelic swinger with plenty of wild effects to back her up.
Luckily, this version is just as snotty as the "BFTG" version. The guitars are hot and mean, the singer is snarling and nasty and the drummer is crashing down the rhythms at lightning speed. So, which version is better? I don't know. I like 'em both. Therefore, if the very word "psychedelic" makes your bowels crawl, better stick with the "BFTG" version. But me, I like my kicks any way I can get 'em, so there's plenty of room for the likes of "Soul Shakin' Psychedelic Sally" on my turntable."
BTW, the flip "Girl of My Dreams" is okay teen pop, nothing too special.