The song “A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death,” by 1960s psychedelic rock band The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, has been featured regularly as a live cover on the Dead Weather’s recent tour, so it’s no surprise that a studio version will be included as the B-side to the band’s next 7” single.
** Update: Listen to it here.
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental… take breath… Band released a string of records in the late 60s, which included a lot of cover songs and somewhat unusual originals, such as an all-silent track called “Anniversary Of World War III.” Far out, man. Jack White and company’s selection comes from 1968’s Volume 3: A Child’s Guide to Good and Evil.
Oh, I forgot to mention the A-Side: the third single from the Dead Weather’s debut album Horehound will be “I Cut Like a Buffalo,” a song White has said he originally meant to record with the White Stripes.
There are quite a few live YouTubes of the band playing “A Child of a Few Hours is Burning to Death,” all with varying degrees of audio quality, but this one’s a good start.