Sweet Jane

This week’s instalment of Music Monday is Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground from their 1970 album, Loaded. The Cowboy Junkies‘ version is from their 1988 album, The Trinity Session. Given that only part of the chorus and the melody are common, I might question that the Cowboy Junkies version is a cover, but apparently it is, and endorsed by Lou Reed himself.

During a recent trivia night, only the first 15 or 20 seconds of the Velvet Underground version were played and my team all thought it would be some prog-rock song. Had another few seconds been played, I might have caught on.