As the more recent recordings of Iggy Pop and Bob Dylan have demonstrated, allowing artists complete artistic freedom in the studio isn't always in their own best interest. It appears Patti Smith could've benefited from an outside observer when choosing songs for her new covers album, Twelve. Obviously she has her own reasons for wanting to record each tune, and as an interpreter, Smith is creative enough to make even unusual selections like the Allman Brothers' Midnight Rambler, Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced? and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit sound like she wrote them. But considering all the material Smith could've covered, why she'd busy herself turd-polishing Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants To Rule The World is puzzling. Were there no suitable Kajagoogoo or Spandau Ballet numbers worth revisiting?