It's funny. When I get into conversations with people after they learn what my "job" is, without fail I'm asked one or all of these 3 questions:
- Have you been to any shows lately (yes)
- Have you met any cool musicians (definitely)
- What's your favorite cover song? (huh?)
The last one almost always throws me. It just seems so random, because I can truly think of other pressing musical inquiries, but instead this one is as common as the Patriots coming from behind for the win.
So I got to thinking. Every sing band, every single musician, nearly every single live concert I have ever seen, they will play at least one cover song. So it DOES make sense that music fans might be curious about who did/does it best.
Enter this new web series I am orchestrating called
Under the Covers (with Amy Brooks) that last part is optional of course 😉
So here's my first pick: "Sweet Jane" Written by Lou Reed for The Velvet Underground’s fourth studio album, 1970’s Loaded.
And although the song has been covered by a wide variety of artists over the years, this one wins my vote (and I'm not alone). Cowboy Junkies recorded it for their 1988 full-length album The Trinity Session and it really got people talking.
Lou Reed himself was taken with the remake, saying:
“this is the best and most authentic version I have ever heard.”
6 years after it's release this Cowboy Junkies’ version was included on the soundtrack to Oliver Stone's 1994 film Natural Born Killers.
Here it is... my cover song of the week:
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