Photo by Abby Linne
I first discovered Sara Radle when she was a member of The Rentals. That led me to discovering her other bands like Lucy Loves Schroeder and Calamity Magnet, along with her solo work. She's been fairly quiet on the musical front focusing more on a film career, but for Halloween she's released a five song medley of Monkees classics! In the video she's playing the parts of all four of The Monkees, and it's clearly a labor of love. These are spot on covers from a devoted fan with just the slightest modernization. If you have any sense of fun or joy, you're going to love this.
Sara Radle says of her cover choice:
"The Monkees were my first favorite band, so when Otik Records asked me to be a part of their Halloween Covers Show again, I knew what I needed to do - create a love letter to The Monkees by recording a five-song medley (playing all the instruments and singing all the parts) then shoot and edit a video with me playing Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and every member of the audience."