Here's the unique, extraordinary, androgynous artist who is Patti Smith, singing Nirvana's iconic Smells Like Teen Spirit. It's rare you get a cover version as good or even better than the original — but this is one. I was so lucky to see Patti at Nottingham's Rock City some while back. It's a gig which will be always stay in my memory: the commitment, the intensity, the poetry, the coolness and musicianship of the whole band, the charismatic presence of Patti herself. I was standing near the front, and the sound throbbed through my whole body like a divining rod.
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