From 2016, please behold in breathless wonder Liz Phair and her absolutely astounding cover of The Velvet Underground/Lou Reed classic "Sweet Jane."
Phair apparently did that for an episode of The Good Wife, and I was unaware of its existence until I stumbled across it at YouTube over the weekend (while looking for her version of the theme from the Banana Splits, with Material Issue). It apparently has never been on CD.
In any case, it boggles the mind. I think it's not only the best interpretation of the song ever, but the only one that hits as hard and as deeply as the original version on Loaded.
Seriously, when I heard Phair doing it other day, it was like discovering the VU record for the first time, a moment of my youth I still remember. Rock-and-roll was never the same for me again after that, an experience I didn't expect to relive at my advanced age. Especially in the trying time we're all enduring.
Wow. Just wow.
And thanks, Liz. As the kids say, you rock.