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Sweet Jane

Lou Reed πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

February 1974

This isn't the first version of Sweet Jane, of course. It's not even a typical version by Reed solo, or as part of The Velvent Underground. But it is really quite stunning. What really makes this, though, is the intro penned by Steve Hunter - and Hunter's band, which subsequently went on to back Alice Cooper.


Tags: 1970s Live

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Special A.K.A. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

4th May 1979

Punk was running out of steam by 1979, but for a seventeen-year-old who was into whatever was new, this was as exciting as punk. As I learned more about it, I soon found out it wasn't really that new. But it was certainly still pretty exciting. This is the first of a few tracks on this blog that have a Terry Hall connection.


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Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfionetta πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±


I'm very much not an expert on classical music, so it's probably inevitable that my tastes in contemporary classical are at the more populist end of the scale, but this is a beautiful, emotional, piece. You probably wouldn't file it under "easy listening", though.