Then, it offered an exciting and captivating watch, today, the video acts as a meta moment for Generation X. Though invigorated by the independence of anti-establishment rhetoric, underpinned by the sneering expectations of a modernising world and buzzing with authenticity, ultimately the video is now just another reminder of the commercialisation that tore the scene limb from limb. Shot at Culver City Studios on August 17th, , the video saw the band performing in a disused gym while the surrounding student body becomes more and more enraged before finally bursting into a fit of punitive destruction. The trouble is, looking back from , the video now reeks of the very capitalism that the song was rallying against. The song was later completed alongside Krist Novoselic and inspired by the Pixies as the last track for their breakthrough album Nevermind.
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It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind , released on DGC Records. The unexpected success of the song 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 Nirvana 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 of all time. The music video for the song is based on the concept of a school concert which ends in chaos and riot, inspired by Jonathan Kaplan 's film Over the Edge and the Ramones ' film Rock 'n' Roll High School. In subsequent years Amy Finnerty, formerly of MTV 's programming department, claimed the video "changed the entire look of MTV" by giving the channel "a whole new generation to sell to". 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:.
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The song that launched 1, grunge bands and changed the course of popular music found its conceptual spark in a grocery store in Olympia, Washington, in August What does teen spirit smell like? Like a locker room? Like pot mixed with sweat? Like the smell when you throw up in your hair at a party?