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Nirvana Fans Celebrate ‘Nevermind’ 20th Anniversary

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Published: Sep 24, 2021

The grunge music genre took off like a machine fueled by an album called Nevermind by Nirvana that was released 20 years ago today.

The music videos were all unique because “Smells Like Teen Spirit” cost only a few hundred dollars to make at a high school gym. The people singing the Nirvana lyrics to the Nevermind song were friends of the band. The cheerleaders, according to lead singer Kurt Cobain, were hired strippers and prostitutes.

The song “Come As You Are” and “Lithium” were the other two favorites that would transition punk into grunge videos that made people paranoid.

Nirvana was a crazy bunch, which is why we’re fans and the fact that Cobain could dress up in a large purple Barney costume for an entire concert. The concert goers weren’t pleased that they couldn’t see the face of the lead singer on stage. However, it was probably the fact that the other band members wore dresses the same night.

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The Nirvana band members were also thrown out of their own record release party for Nevermind because they started a food fight.

When Nirvana fell apart following Cobain’s death, drummer Dave Grohl went into the studio to record an album. He played every instrument from drums to vocals. No one knew that Dave was a talented songwriter, because we only knew the lyrics to Nevermind, but he showed if off when he started Foo Fighters.

Twenty years ago, the band members were relative unknowns, dominated by the likes of Whitney Houston, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses.

The album Nevermind has a legacy that should be honored, and it’s this day we celebrate that first grunge feeling from Nirvana we got when we listen to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

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