This song means a lot to me. I was at Rod's the first time I heard it, on his King Crimson compilation cassette, which I managed to liberate, and still have. I know now that the unearthly sound that the song derives so much of its power from is in fact provided by the Mellotron, but at the time I was completely blown away by it. Blown away to the extent that I chased that sound from around 1992 until last year when I was able to acquire the VST version. So this song gave me my love of the Mellotron and introduced me to the power of this band. This is everything that band was in 1969 in a nutshell.
[Listening to: A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins - Empire Records Soundtrack]