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I'm putting together a compilation tape for my friend Jane, and I wnat to use lots of songs with "Jane" in the title. Now, I can only come up with four:

"Lazy Line Painter Jane" - Belle and Sebastian
"Hazey Jane II" - Nick Drake
"Sweet Jane" - The Velvet Underground
"Queen Jane Approximatly" - Bob Dylan

I don't really want to use any "Mary Jane" songs, and so I'm stuck. I was thinking of staring the tape with Sweet Jane, and then ending the tape with Wreckless Eric's version of the same song, which is far slower and more reflective.

But anyway . . . help me!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:22 (twenty-one years ago) link

Jefferson Starship, "Jane". Song's pretty bad tho

dave q, Monday, 4 November 2002 13:25 (twenty-one years ago) link

Yeh . . . poor songs won't really cut the mustard I'm afraid. Aldo, it would be a little usefull to have ones painting Jane in a good light . . . although I suppose Lazy Line Painter Jane isn't the most complimentary song . . . .

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:41 (twenty-one years ago) link

Reflections After Jane - The Clientele

Jez (Jez), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:43 (twenty-one years ago) link

Jane B - Jane Birkin

Jez (Jez), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:45 (twenty-one years ago) link

EPMD made about fifty songs with the word "Jane" in the title

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:47 (twenty-one years ago) link

"Jane" Ben Folds Five

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:48 (twenty-one years ago) link

Gudbye T'Jane - Slade
Baby Jane - Dr Feelgood

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:48 (twenty-one years ago) link

M Matos - EPMD? Excuse my ignorance!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:51 (twenty-one years ago) link

Jane Says - Jane's Addiction (use the live version off Kettle Whistle)

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:55 (twenty-one years ago) link

or the cover version by Bang Bang Machine

Jeff W (Jeff W), Monday, 4 November 2002 13:58 (twenty-one years ago) link

I have to admit never having heard Bang Bang Machine, but something tells me they won't fit well with Nick Drake. Cheesr though!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 14:00 (twenty-one years ago) link

"Janey Don't You Lose Heart" by Bruce Springsteen (close enough for Jane, I'll bet.)

Mark (MarkR), Monday, 4 November 2002 14:03 (twenty-one years ago) link

that jefferson starship song rules!

this may not work (should be all the songs entitled 'Jane' on the AMG database):

zebedee (Jeff W), Monday, 4 November 2002 14:07 (twenty-one years ago) link

"Understanding Jane" by the Icicle Works?

Rob M (Rob M), Monday, 4 November 2002 14:24 (twenty-one years ago) link

I must break silence for this:

The Ballad of Jayne - LA Guns
Jane - Elfpower

jel, Monday, 4 November 2002 14:27 (twenty-one years ago) link

Lady Jane-Rolling Stones
The Bitter Thoughts of Little Jane-Timon
Jane Jane-Miki Obata & the Out Cast (on the first GS I Love You : Japanese Garage Bands comp-great!)

Arthur (Arthur), Monday, 4 November 2002 17:38 (twenty-one years ago) link

'Jane Suck died in 77' by Denim must be worth including for the title alone. (Except she didn't?)

Jeff W, Monday, 4 November 2002 17:53 (twenty-one years ago) link

No - she's very much alive . . . although it would be amusing!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 17:55 (twenty-one years ago) link

Johnney, are you sure she's going to like this mix? I have a friend Jane who wants to go on a shooting rampage whenever she hears "Jane Says."

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 4 November 2002 18:28 (twenty-one years ago) link

I know . . . I'm gonna have to vet this compilation quite carefully to make sure that nothing, how shall we say, "inappropriate" slips in! I certainly don't want her going off on a killing spree - that's not the intention at all!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Monday, 4 November 2002 18:32 (twenty-one years ago) link

Human Sexual Response - "Dick and Jane" ... nervous new wave classic!
Guided By Voices - "Jane of the Waking Universe"
The Fall - "Gotta See Jane"


zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Monday, 4 November 2002 18:40 (twenty-one years ago) link

it's a stretch, but:
'Moira Jane's Cafe', Definition of Sound

bucky wunderlick (bucky), Monday, 4 November 2002 21:03 (twenty-one years ago) link

Cheers everyone - some good contributions all round! Keep posting - I'll have a good look at this lot tonight!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:22 (twenty-one years ago) link

"Janes" by Tina Arena

Nick H, Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:48 (twenty-one years ago) link

"I'm in Jane" is not gonna make me a popular bunny!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 12:10 (twenty-one years ago) link

Is this a friend you're trying to get rid of?

paul cox (paul cox), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 14:07 (twenty-one years ago) link

Paul, I'm not trying to get rid of her . . . I'm trying to cement our friendship through the power of popular music. I have to admit to not hearing a lot of these songs that have popped up - and something tells me that a few af are gonna be neither mine nor Jane's cup of tea. No doubt there are a few gems in this little lot that I'm yet to hear - and they will be soon blasting out in all their analogue glory as soon as I get to download them!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 14:40 (twenty-one years ago) link

Oh, I wasn't commenting on the quality of material that has been suggested. But listening to a mix of songs that features only your name might be a little creepy.

paul cox (paul cox), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 14:58 (twenty-one years ago) link

Um . . . that's a good point. I didn't think of it that way.

Oh, I'm sure it'll be listened to in the spirit that it was mixed. I mean, it's just a friendly thingto do, a happy type of thing. It doesn't suggest an obsessive creepy character . . . does it?

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:04 (twenty-one years ago) link

of course there is always "Jane" by everyones favorite canadian jokesters who shall go nameless.

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:09 (twenty-one years ago) link

everyones favorite canadian jokesters who shall go nameless.

Terrance and Philip?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:11 (twenty-one years ago) link

everyones favorite canadian jokesters who shall go nameless.


paul cox (paul cox), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:13 (twenty-one years ago) link


Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:15 (twenty-one years ago) link

It might not be mentally unstable creepy. But I have an aunt named Barbara Ann who absolutely despises the Beach Boys. Granted, no song suggested so far is as potentially annoying as "Barbara Ann" by the Beach Boys, but 90 minutes of them might come close.

paul cox (paul cox), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:16 (twenty-one years ago) link

Well, I find Barbara Ann annoying, and my name contains neither Barbara nor Ann. And none of the songs so-far mentioned (I think) just repeat "Jane" over and over in the title . . . except Sweet Jane, naturally. Correct me if I'm wrong though - as I say, a lot of these I havn't heard before!

Johnney B (Johnney B), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:19 (twenty-one years ago) link

Lloyd Cole - "Why I Love Country Music" - (Jane is fine, always fine...)

"Brand New Friend" - (Walking in the pouring rain - walking with Jesus and Jane)

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 15:20 (twenty-one years ago) link

Don't know how she'll feel about this but...

"Jane Is a Groupee" by Sly and the Family Stone

Arthur (Arthur), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 17:05 (twenty-one years ago) link

This is all bringing back some memories...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 19:31 (twenty-one years ago) link

Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat" has a Jane in it.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 19:43 (twenty-one years ago) link

My last girlfriend was called Jane, but she had too narrow tastes for me to make tapes for her. Other than those already mentioned, I have:
Crow Jane - Nick Cave
Gotta See Jane - R. Dean Taylor
How Come You're Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane? - Dolly Mixture
Jane 6 - EPMD
Jane Ann & the Pumpkin - Lee Perry
Jane Mail - James
Little Liza Jane - Clowns/Neville Brothers
Mary Jane - 17 Plus
Me-Jane - P.J. Harvey
Queen Jane Approximately - Bob Dylan
Sweet Jane - also by Big Tube Squeezer, Cowboy Junkies and Mott The Hoople.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 10 November 2002 13:13 (twenty-one years ago) link

what's the new mary jane? by the moles

keith (keithmcl), Sunday, 10 November 2002 17:31 (twenty-one years ago) link

mary jane - megadeth

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 10 November 2002 19:41 (twenty-one years ago) link

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