Flashback Friday: Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

April 5, 2019
Kurt Cobain

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Back in the day when after-school TV meant lots of music videos, there were a few MTV offerings that stood out from the rest. Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" captured an urgent, chaotic, very early 90's mood. The haze in the high school gym. The kids moshing. The way Kurt's blond hair hung across his face while he played his guitar and announced: "here we are now, entertain us." The world lost Kurt Cobain 25 years ago today. But we'll never lose his art or his memory.