Lou Reed Remembered In Song: 10 Awesome, Unusual + Unknown Covers Of His Biggest Tunes

by (@BHSmithNYC)


Cowboy Junkies “Sweet Jane”
No one could have expected these alt-countrified Canadians to have a hit with their somnambulant version of this Velvet Underground standard but that’s exactly what happened when it was released in 1989.


Detroit “Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Led by ‘60s white soul legend Mitch Ryder, Detroit’s hard nosed version of this VU song was a regional Mid-Western hit and became the arrangement many bands copied for years to come.