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Courtney Love Covers Obscure Leonard Cohen Song

Courtney takes you down to her place near the river
Courtney takes you down to her place near the river

We have it on pretty good authority that when she was a young lass Courtney Love hated traditional rock'n'roll (including the Stones) and was obsessed with two things: Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks and ... Leonard Cohen.

Well, she seems to have come around to the rock thing (she's been doing Sympathy for the Devil as a kind of theme song and she did a cover of Play With Fire at the Fonda a couple of weeks ago), but the dual fascination with the One-nostriled Bescarfed Diva and the Marquise of Morose seems to continue.

So much so that during her UK tour, Courtney just unveiled a strange cover of Cohen's "Take This Longing," a deep album cut that marks her as the die-hard Cohen geek few know she is.

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