Last night in Sydney, Lana Del Rey continued her amazing year-long run of just fucking with all of us by stepping onstage at the Enmore Theater and covering Nirvana. And not just any Nirvana song! She covered “Heart-Shaped Box,” the first single from In Utero and thus the way Kurt Cobain deigned to introduce the world to his not-so-happy-about-being-famous phase. Given that all of LDR’s moves are painstakingly calculated and clearly all fame and its effects, this isn’t just a case of a singer singing a song she likes. I guess it would’ve been even more poignant if she’d covered “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle” or whatever, but that probably wouldn’t have caused the Aussie crowd to whoop with recognition like it did. Bonus points for the discordant string-squeaks. Below, check out a surprisingly clear-sounding fan-made video, which sadly cuts off early.
That sounded pretty good! What? It did!