“Banga” (Live On Letterman) (Video)

    Patti Smith’s Banga is her first solo album since Twelve in 2007, although the singer has been busy with collaborative work and penning her Just Kids book in the interim. Smith appeared on David Letterman’s show last night, where she performed “Banga” from her new record, which is the kind of well-chiseled rock track she’s been trading in since the early 1970s. Smith is still a commanding presence onstage and  her voice has lost none of its acidic splendor, even when she’s hoarsely barking “Banga!” in the chorus of this song. Check out the Letterman performance below. [via The Audio Perv]