Feb 26

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit



Smells Like Teen Spirit
album Nevermind
Released: September 10, 1991
Recorded: May 1991
Writer(s) Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Producer Butch Vig



“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is a song by the American rock band Nirvana.  It is the opening track and lead single from the band’s second album,  Nevermind  (1991),  released on DGC Records.  Written by Kurt Cobain,  Krist Novoselic,  and Dave Grohl  and produced by Butch Vig,  the song uses a verse-chorus form  where the main four-chord  riff  is used during the intro and chorus to create an alternating loud and quiet dynamic.

The unexpected success of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where  alternative rock  entered the mainstream.


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