Nirvana changed it all with an album entitled Nevermind that was released 20 years ago this week. The type of music the album created took off like a rocket, fueled by ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ from Nevermind track 1. Nirvana would go on to be one of the most popular bands in 1992, but it didn’t last after the death of Kurt Cobain.
The music videos were all unique because of their low-budget production. They were popular on MTV because people liked the new daring sound. Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl admitted their friends were in most of the videos.
The song ‘Come As You Are’ was played during the Video Music Awards with their usual loud and angry sound. The audience loved the act, but they didn’t realize how these up-and-coming artists would introduce a genre mostly made up of punk to something called grunge. Their success literally happened overnight.
It was a crazy band, but they were fresh and new. They went so far to change their wardrobe before their concerts. At one such event, Cobain dressed up in a large purple Barney costume, and Grohl wore a woman’s dress.
They were also thrown out of their own release party, sponsored by the record company, for starting a food fight that lasted for hours.
When the group fell apart following Kurt’s death, Dave went into the studio to record an album. He played every instrument from drums to vocals. The Foo Fighters would form and pick up where Dave left his drums.
It all happened twenty years ago when they were forced into the limelight before they would catch their breath. They were just kids living in the outskirts of Seattle. And It only took one week for Nirvana Nevermind to dominate Metallica and Guns N’ Roses.