Sweet Jane / Bay Of Angels (Ltd RSD 7")

Robb Johnson

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1
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Delivery Estimate
5-10 days
Genre
Folk
Label
Irregular
Released
April 19, 2014

Format: Vinyl (7")

£6.98

 

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Lou Reed has always been a massive influence and inspiration on my writing, guitar playing and approach to music. I think that "Sweet Jane" is just a sublime piece of rock'n'roll; it has a great lyric, truly poetic in its use of everyday language, and a lovely memorable two-word-two-chord chorus. It's a narrative vignette that's complex without being over clever, and it seems the perfect balance of intelligence and three-chord simplicity.

When Lou died, October 27th last year, we were in Nice. We'd walked up to the hill that has The Bay of Angels on one side and the harbour on the other. At the top, this guy, Dimi, was sat in the autumn sunshine playing, more for his own entertainment than with the intention of getting passers-by to put money into his guitar case. I stopped and listened, and we started talking and then played a few songs together. When we got down from the hilltop we found the news that Lou Reed had died. I stood out on the balcony of our apartment, at the corner of the block, watched the street pass by, and sang "Sweet Jane", and the next day, I started writing about Dimi and me, and me and Lou, and that became "Bay of Angels".

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Key Value
Catalogue number IRR090
Barcode 5036265000757
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 25g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 180mm x 2mm x 180mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 1

Song Title Time
1. Sweet Jane -

Track Listing — Disc 1, Side 2

Song Title Time
1. Bay Of Angels -