It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind , released on DGC Records. The unexpected success propelled Nevermind to the top of several albums charts at the start of , an 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. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was an attempt to write a song in the style of the Pixies , a band he greatly admired:. I was trying to write the ultimate pop song.
Listen to Tori Amos Cover Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’
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Load up on guns and 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 hello 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 I'm worse at what i do best and for this gift i feel blessed our little group has been and always will be until the end Hello hello hello hello 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 And i forget just why i taste oh yeah, i guess it makes me smile i found it hard it was hard to find oh well, whatever nevermind Hello hello hello hello 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, a denial a denial a denial. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. You gotta check out.
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You may remember that I have covered both versions of this song before, one as an acoustic instrumental of Tori's slower version, and also used my looper and distortion effects to emulate something closer to Nirvana's original. Tonight I've had a third go, this time with vocals reflecting Tori's fantastic arrangement of the song. She is an amazing artist and I love so much of her work. I am still braving up when it comes to singing, so thanks for bearing with me while I learn! I hope you enjoy this dark and moody few minutes.