The year was 1994. I had skipped school with some other rebellious teens and was holed up in someone’s spare bedroom, awkwardly making out with a cute older boy. The Cowboy Junkies’ version of “Sweet Jane” filled the room, Margo Timmins’ airy voice blissfully slumberous over quietly restrained instrumentals. It was perfect, a great song made even greater. There have even been rumors that The Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed liked their version more than his own.
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