Sunday, April 6, 2014

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Kurt Cobain, age 2 at his aunt Mari's house.

It's been 20 years since Kurt Cobain died at the age of 27, but like all great artists he lives on through his creative output.

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" dropped on September 10, 1991 as the first single off of Nirvana's second album 'Nevermind."  The video by Samuel Bayer was shot on a sound stage in L.A. and captures the energy of the track thanks to the extras being allowed to let loose after spending hours waiting in their seats.

Some songs sound dated the second they are recorded. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" however is of the timeless kind, i.e. as powerful and brilliant as when it was created.