Lana Del Rey kicked off the first leg of her Endless Summer tour last night in Houston, Texas. Courtney Love opened the show with a Hole set, but it’s one of LDR’s closing numbers that people are talking about.
Towards the end of the show, Del Rey put her spin on the 1936 track “Weed Smoker’s Dream.” The song was later rerecorded under the moniker “Why Don’t You Do Right” and made famous by the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. If you recall, it’s the song Jessica Rabbit sang when she sauntered out on to the nightclub stage. Anyway, LDR’s version could easily be played over Jessica Rabbit’s; their voices seem to be cut from the same coy cloth. Perhaps we’ll be treated to a studio version of the cover on her next album Honeymoon. But for now, here’s the live one.