Smells Like Teen Spirit


My Itunes have been bombed with too much grunge songs from the 80’s and 90’s and some alternative bands of today. Including Nirvana, the most influential band I know.

The band was originally formed by the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist,Kurt Cobain together with his friend, the bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Later in 1990, they were joined by Dave Grohl. These trio have rocked the world that only them could do.

Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit“, the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana’s sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and as the band’s frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation”, with Nirvana being considered the “flagship band” of Generation X. Nirvana’s third studio album In Utero (1993), challenged the group’s audience, featuring an abrasive, less-mainstream sound.

When I say to people that my favorite band of all time is Nirvana, I would often get the same suspicious look. And even my earphones are stucked on my ears the whole day playing the same old Lithium, The Man Who Sold the World and Dumb, it would be okay. 

Sometimes, I tend to think Cobain wrote songs for me. The lyrics are just so powerful- almost spellbinding. 

After the controversial death of Cobain in 1994 (the loss of an industry’s one of the best performer), Novoselic formed Sweet 75 and then Eyes Adrift. Now, he’s with Foo Fighthers while Grohl has been associated with different bands including GarbageKilling JokeNine Inch NailsThe Prodigy,SlashJuliette LewisTenacious D and Lemmy Kilmister.

I have so much respect with Cobain. Sometimes, I question myself why I wasn’t born a bit earlier. 

Rest in Peace. 

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