THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
401-The Velvet Underground-Sweet Jane.
1970-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.17.Lou Reed wrote lots of songs about drugs and transvestites,but this wasn’t one of them.
The Velvet Underground were formed in 1964 by Lou Reed,John Cale,Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise.
During their years recording together they achieved little commercial success but the are now recognised as one of the most influential bands in Rock and crucial in the development of Punk Rock and New Wave.
In this song written by Lou Reed he is telling the younger generation not to make assumptions that they know everything,maybe the older people(Jack and Jane) were once like them.The song is an appeal for inter-generational understanding.
‘But anyone who ever had a heart,they wouldn’t turn around and break it and anyone who ever played a part they wouldn’t turn around and hurt it.’
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