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Sweet Jane

Cowboy Junkies 🇨🇦

15th November 1988

A cover of a slower, quieter, version of The Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane, the song's writer Lou Reed has apparently gone on record as saying that this take, by Canadian "alternative country" band Cowboy Junkies, was his favourite.

This cover is based on the version from the 1969: The Velvet Underground Live LP.

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Throw Down Your Arms

Sinéad O'Connor 🇮🇪

28th September 2005

Sinéad O'Connor is an amazing songwriter, yet is best known for a cover. This featured cover isn't the one that made her famous, however…

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Private Life / She's Lost Control

Grace Jones 🇯🇲

? 1980 (Single), 9th May 1980 (LP)

After a disco period, Jamaican model and singer Grace Jones brought out a dub-heavy reggae album of covers in 1980, and had a hit single with her cover of The Pretenders song Private Life. Arguably even more astonishing is her take on Joy Division's She's Lost Control, which formed the B-side of the single.

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