Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ is now old as Kurt Cobain was when he died. Dave Grohl performed part of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on drums onstage with Foo Fighters on Monday in Portland. You can see the video footage below.
Last Monday was the 27th anniversary of the release of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” 45 single. The single was unleashed across the radio waves on September 10, 1991.
WSBTV reported on the anniversary about the single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the signature hit by the rock ’n’ roll band Nirvana was released on Sept. 10, 1991. It’s the opening track and lead single from the group’s second album, “Nevermind.”
The video of the song, filmed in a dingy gymnasium with cheerleaders and a janitor dancing with his mop, begins with a distinctive guitar lick. It vaulted the Seattle-based band to iconic status, as fans chanted the song’s lyrics, “A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido.”
Cobain, the lead singer of the group, struggled with heroin addiction and depression. He was found dead at his Seattle home on April 8, 1994, and the King County Coroner determined that Cobain died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. Cobain was 27.”
The track was hailed as an “anthem for apathetic kids” of what was known as Generation X. However, Kurt Cobain and co grew uncomfortable with the attention it brought them. In the years following Kurt Cobain’s death, listeners and critics have continued to praise “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music.
seeing Dave Grohl on drums rip into the intro of Smells Like Teen Spirit for a quick sec on the 27th anniversary of its release last night was so dope. #foofighters pic.twitter.com/DXCU685sos
— phenomenal (@PHNM) September 11, 2018
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