Couldn’t believe it when I played ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in the car recently, and my passenger turned it down! I was understandably outraged and told her that Nirvana should never be turned down. Unicorn I’m allergic to stupidity I break out in sarcasm. It should be pumped up until your – and the world’s – ears are bleeding; and then turned up ever higher, until it punches through the years to overpower the banality of today’s pap.
Unicorn I’m allergic to stupidity I break out in sarcasm shirt
In my mind, it’s really simple. They were fun and crazy and still seemed rather innocent compared to the other bands of that scene and Nevermind, in particular, had a less is more sensibility which strangely enough just made it easier to enjoy for most kids who weren’t all that concerned with the display of skill or the depth of the actual subject matter.personally I admire what they achieved in all that.as many educated musicians will tell you sometimes you get more out of one note than a thousand if you have the gift and it’s not always easy to identify what IT is but they just had it. Unicorn I’m allergic to stupidity I break out in sarcasm. Bleach was indie in the sense that it was released on an independent label for a very low cost, their sound was not indie at all. Nirvana had better songs than Teen Spirit which, unfortunately became overplayed, just like Black Hole Sun for Soundgarden.
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I can agree that the rock is mostly dying, becoming like jazz: a well remembered and honored genre that was once really important. And I can agree that Nirvana is part of one of rocks last big moments. But I think the big counter point to this article is Radiohead; they are a rock band that have stayed vital, releases successful records, and have done something artistically Interesting with the genre long after the early 90s.
A critic at the time, before the album even hit it big, had this to say about Smells Like Teen Spirit: “…none of the other songs match the spunk and attitude of the opening track… The lyrics ‘Oh, well, whatever, nevermind’ will some day be seen as the 90s equivalent of ‘I can’t get no satisfaction'”. That guy was pretty spot-on , like he had a crystal ball or something.