Many Nirvana fans already know that the Teen Spirit is a deodorant for teenagers and that the idea for the song was born during an evening of fun in the throes of alcohol fumes. But he did not know the existence of that brand and understood it as a metaphor smells of youthful spirit and a compliment for his music, very close to the young and nonconformist. Smells Like Teen Spirit video is directed by Samuel Bayer, who at the time was in his early days as a music video director.
But did you know these facts about the video itself? Amy Finnerty, a rookie MTV staffer who'd only recently joined the music programming department, campaigned for the channel to premiere the video. Two days before the shoot, the band handed out flyers asking fans to appear in the video, while the LA radio station KXLU also made an on-air casting call-out for extras.
Smells Like Teen Spirit was considered the most well known song by the band, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain has often said the this song was just a big pop intro for Nevermind. Teen Spirit is a name of a deoderant for women, Kurt might have used it or is she or someone else put it on him, making him "Smell Like Teen Spirit".
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.
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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.
This song may have no real meaning It could've been the drugs, that's true Either way, it has taken on meaning far beyond what he maybe even expected, as an anthem of apathy and, well
Smells Like Teen Spirit was a single from Nevermindthe album that catapulted Nirvana to fame. The popularity of the song, the album, and the band is sometimes considered the catalyst for bringing alternative rock, and especially the s grunge genre, to the mainstream. It served as an anthem for many of Generation Xwho, like Cobain, found themselves confused and uncertain about the world around them.