With indie artists doing Gang of Four-like dance punk, eighties electro, and anything at all that sounded nothing like Nirvana, somelike Iron and Wine and the Decembristspicked up banjos and fiddles and reached back even further to moody Appalachian folk. As most songwriters will tell you, a good song should strip down to voice and guitar without losing its heart. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture?
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 Hello, hello, hello, how low Hello, hello, hello, how low 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, hey, yay.
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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 hey Hello, hello, hello how low? And I forget just why I taste. Oh yeah, I guess, it makes me smile.
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Nirvana 's " Smells Like Teen Spirit " was a cultural turning point, but at its heart in a song rooted in traditional pop structure. As such, it's open to a variety of interpretations. To prove our point, we've embedded numerous cover versions below.
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.
But things could have ended in a very different kind of infamy for the Nirvana frontman, whose own teenage years were marred by intense fantasies of violence. Now, 22 years on, no other song electrifies quite like it. Its release in September sparked a revolution.