Saturday video break: Sweet Jane

Song #9 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Sweet Jane”, originally by The Velvet Underground and covered by The Cowboy Junkies. Here’s the original:

Don’t think I’d heard that before. Of course, I’m not well versed on the Underground’s catalog – besides the obvious “Walk On The Wild Side”, I have “Rock And Roll” in my collection, and that’s about it. It’s good, and mighty mainstream-sounding for a band like the VU. Here’s the Cowboy Junkies’ cover:

I’m a fan of Margo Timmins’ voice, and I think it works beautifully here. As I’ve noted before, I generally like cover versions by women of songs originally done by men. What do you think about this one?

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One Response to Saturday video break: Sweet Jane

  1. Karl ittmann says:

    I always liked the Mott the Hopple version

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