The smells like teen spirit
Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Along with the angst-ridden track came an iconic video which saw Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic perform amongst a throng of head-banging high-school teens. And Dave [started] playing a drum beat. Smells Like Teen Spirit casting call. It's perfect for the generation it represented because this was a cohort that was so ambivalent about any traditional values - you know, conventional success. Those words cut right to the heart of Generation X - kids who were born in the s and '70s. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies.
17 facts about Smells Like Teen Spirit
They were at the cutting edge of a wave that was labeled grunge. The song became an anthem for a generation that was ambivalent about traditional values and jaded with mainstream culture. It was rock 'n' roll and kind of an ironic commentary on rock 'n' roll at the same time. Home Tour Photos Blog Contact. And as a teenager, I think you're really trying to figure out your place in the world. Click here to cancel reply. And suddenly, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was all over the radio.
'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' Kurt Cobain's Anti-Anthem For Generation X : NPR
Cobain also, likely unintentionally, took inspiration for the main riff from Boston's "More Than a Feeling. Nirvana's casting call flyer asked that fans willing to appear in the video should be "18 to 25 years old and adapt a high-school persona" such as "preppy, punk, nerd [and] jock". This week sees rock hit another milestone, with Nirvana celebrating a whopping 28 years of their Smells Like Teen Spirit single. And then I find myself having to come up with explanations for it. It's one of only a handful of Jim Henson-directed movies that doesn't star the Muppets.
Grohl, a newcomer to the group, lived with Cobain in Olympia when he first relocated to Washington. She adds that that may be one reason why "Smells Like Teen Spirit" still resonates — especially with teenagers. It's exactly what teenagers go through when they are trying to come into their own authority and power but they're also questioning everything around them and questioning their own self-worth. I mean we're not besties or anything Daoud Tyler-Ameen contributed to the Web version. What Hanna actually meant, however, was that Cobain smelled like the deodorant Teen Spirit, which his then-girlfriend Tobi Vail wore. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band—or at least in a Pixies cover band.