Play it Again, Sam #48a - "Sweet Jane"

@teamfreak16 (41526)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 17, 2018 12:52pm CST
Rolling right along, we are at #48a, the "original" part of my Play it Again, Sam music series, which will be followed by a cover. This is a good one: "Sweet Jane" by The Velvet Underground. Although it would become one of Lou Reed's signature songs, "Sweet Jane" originally appeared on The Velvet Underground's 1970 album, Loaded. While it really wasn't a hit (it charted at #96 in France,) there is no denying the impact that "Sweet Jane" has had on rock and roll. The tune has been covered multiple times by some great bands (which I'll get into during the "b" portion of this,) and was ranked at #342 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And to prove that a guitar solo need not be flashy to be great, Guitar Magazine placed the song at #81 on it's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. As for me, I'm just happy that I got to see Lou Reed perform this live. It was awesome! (Maureen Tucker did not play drums on this because she was pregnant info verified by Wikipedia)
By Best Live version I mean Best Live version with video footage
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@RasmaSandra (19842)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Apr
Have heard of the singer but not this song. Whos is Jane????
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr
No idea. Probably someone Lou Reed knew.
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@JohnRoberts (63340)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
The Velvet Underground was associated with Andy Warhol and Sweet Jane could Warhol actor Jane Forth.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr
@JohnRoberts - I could see that. Reed did write songs about people that he knew.
@amadeo (73604)
• United States
17 Apr
same here.Know Lou Reed but not the song there.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr
Really? It's one of his most famous songs.
@amadeo (73604)
• United States
17 Apr
@teamfreak16 I may have miss this one.It been years hearing anything from hime.
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@TRBRocks420 (82989)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Apr
Lou Reed rocks.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Apr
Yeah he did. It was a treat to see him.
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@Ronrybs (7511)
• London, England
17 Apr
The only one of their's I really liked was I'm Sticking With You
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr
That's a good one!
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@JohnRoberts (63340)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
A number of covers but my money is on Cowboy Junkies.
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@teamfreak16 (41526)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Apr
It's like you can read me like a book!
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