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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Number 858 - Cowboy Junkies
Number 858 Cowboy Junkies "Sweet Jane" (1988) . . .
Lou Reed would turn over in his grave (If he had one) listening to this version .... surley? Not even
"The Trinity Session is perhaps their best known record, recorded live in a single day on a single microphone in a church in Toronto. This album also included a unique cover version ofThe Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane". Lou Reed, the song's original author, reportedly liked the Junkies' version of the song better than his own, and began performing their version in concert."
Ah, see, now thats a nice story isn't it... and good on ole Lou Reed too.
"Who says you can't make a great record in one day -- or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it's the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of "Sweet Jane," which included the lost verse. It's far from the best cut here, though. There are other covers, such as Margo Timmins' a cappella read of the traditional "Mining for Gold," a heroin-slow version of Hank Williams' classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (canonized by Waylon Jennings), and a radical take of the Patsy Cline classic "Walkin' After Midnight" that closes the disc. Those few who had heard the band's previous album, Whites Off Earth Now!!, were aware that, along with Low, the Cowboy Junkies were the only band at the time capable of playing slower than Neil Young and Crazy Horse -- and without the ear-threatening volume. The Timmins family -- Margo, guitarist and songwriter Michael, drummer Peter, and backing vocalist and guitarist John -- along with bassist Alan Anton and a few pals playing pedal steel, accordion, and harmonica, paced everything to crawl. "
Sweet Jane is as sexy, as Elle McPherson is in underwear, sophisticated and as enjoyable as a spearmint milkshake.
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