One live track a day keeps the doctor away
17 September 2022
Artist: LOU REED
(March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)
Song: SWEET JANE
Reed wrote this classic for the 4th Velvet Underground LP LOADED (1970)
4 years later a smoking live version appeared on his legendary live LP
Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (best live album ever to my ears) recorded at a
concert in New York the year before.
This live version comes from a 1974 show in Paris (on his Rock ‘n’ Roll album Tour).
A rare rendition with a totally different (long) intro than on the live LP. A pretty weird
jazzy/bluesy one until Reed decides to come up front and start Sweet Jane.
From the same tour this, at times, hilarious
interview with Australian journalists.
LOU REED: Bio – Discography
Memorable live moments…
Watch Echo & The Bunnymen‘s living legend and charismatic frontman
IAN McCULLOCH performing Lou Reed‘s timeless classic SWEET JANE on a
Belgian TV Talk Show with its house band, featuring great Belgian musicians,
on 23rd April, 2002. Top rendition from one of the coolest voices ever.
Standin’ on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack’s in his car, says to Jane, who’s in her vest,
Me, babe, I’m in a rock n’ roll band.
Ridin’ in a Stutz Bearcat, Jim,
Those were different times.
And the poets studied rows of verse,
And the ladies rolled their eyes
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: Facebook
Taking a walk on the wild side… (pic by Turn Up The Volume!)
Relaxing musings for the laziest day of the week… touchingly…
Back in 1988 alt country & folk band COWBOY JUNKIES covered THE VELVET UNDERGOUND‘s classic SWEET JANE with a delightful heart and soul touch.
Magnificent and timeless performance…
COWBOY JUNKIES: Facebook – Website