Joel Rose. Kurt Cobain in the studio with Nirvana in late This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action.
For her turn at karaoke, this sweet, unassuming auntie chose Nirvana's breakout hit Smells Like Teen Spirit and she nailed the song right to the T. Thankfully for us her kickass performance was captured on video and it's making rounds online for all to witness. Not much is known about the mysterious rocker, but Najib Haziq - who posted the clip - said she's a friend from a homestay in Pulau Melayu, Malaysia.
It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermindreleased on DGC Records. The unexpected success propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start ofan event often marked as the point where grunge entered the mainstream. The song was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X  but the band grew uncomfortable with the attention it brought them. In the years since Kurt Cobain 's death, listeners and critics have continued to praise "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music.
Sign in. See the list. This classic clip presents the story of a young girl reading a comic book about a heroic guy and his fantastic adventures.
For starters, the author of the song Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain did not know what the term "teen spirit" meant when he used it as the title; he thought it was an arcane anti-establishment motto, when in fact it was the name of a mildly popular deodorant aimed at young females. In this sense, the song resembles the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds: the public at the time, quite naturally, thought the song was about LSD, the public's favorite drug, while John Lennon always insisted that it was actually an innocent tune inspired by one of his son Julian's drawings. The fact that the dreamy song alludes to such phantasmagoric entities as "newspaper taxis" and "plasticine porters with looking-glass ties" has led many observers to believe that Lennon was not being on the level here.
Top definition. Smells Like Teen Spirit unknown. A perfect example of how an amazing song can be butchered by major overplay.
Kurt Cobain, the band's frontman, wasn't usually very talkative during gigs; he mostly left the witty banter between songs to bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl. On that night, however, Cobain couldn't help himself. The band was currently mulling over major label offers, and was ultimately two weeks away from signing with DGC, a Geffen record imprint. A shot at fame was imminent.
Load up on guns, bring your friends It's fun to lose and to pretend She's over bored and self assured Oh no, I know a dirty word Hello, hello, hello, how low? With the lights out, it's less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us A mulatto An albino A mosquito My libido Yeah, hey, yay I'm worse at what I do best And for this gift I feel blessed Our little group has always been And always will until the end Hello, hello, hello, how low? With the lights out, it's less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us A mulatto An albino A mosquito My libido Yeah, hey, yay And I forget just why I taste Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile I found it hard, it's hard to find Oh well, whatever, never mind Hello, hello, hello, how low?