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Watch: Lana Del Rey Covers Nirvana's 'Heart-Shaped Box'

Watch: Lana Del Rey Covers Nirvana's 'Heart-Shaped Box'

In Utero's classic "Heart-Shaped Box" found Kurt Cobain lamenting his newfound fame with sneering lines like "forever in debt to your priceless advice." Now perpetual fame-mongerer Lana Del Rey has gone and covered the thing, turning the original into a trainwreck-y piece of art-pop.

She debuted the song last night at Sydney, Australia's Enmore Theater, much to the delight of the crowd. A small string section joins Del Rey's vocals and that iconic guitar riff with some atonal screeching. It's all pretty campy, of course captured via a fan's front-row cell-phone--the way Cobain intended it, obviously. Watch the performance, which cuts off early, below. [Stereogum]

 

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