LIVE KICK OF THE DAY – Sweet LOU In Paris 1974

One live track a day keeps the doctor away

17 September 2022

Artist: LOU REED
(March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)

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.

Sweet Lou

From the same tour this, at times, hilarious
interview with Australian journalists.

LOU REED: Bio – Discography

IAN McCULLOCH Performing LOU REED Classic SWEET JANE On Belgian TV (2002)

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


Taking a walk on the wild side… (pic by Turn Up The Volume!)