Eyewitness to History: Fear Factory Dude Remembers the “Teen Spirit” Video Shoot

From Classic Rock magazine:

Burton C Bell of Fear Factory has recalled his appearance in the video for Nirvana‘s Smells Like Teen Spirit single after seeing the grunge icons perform in LA. He says: “After the show, they threw out flyers saying, ‘Hey, come to our video shoot.’ And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. What happened in the video wasn’t even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts. I saw Nirvana once after that, and I knew it was going to be the last time because Smells Like Teen Spirit was on the radio and they were blowing up.” [MusicFrenzy.net

And just in case your memory needs refreshing…

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Eyewitness to History: Fear Factory Dude Remembers the “Teen Spirit” Video Shoot

  • August 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Man, I remember when I fist saw that video. I was in my early teens discovering Pink Floyd and Led Zep. Then suddenly, that song and video came crashing on us all and it was a revelation for me. I dove into the grunge scene hed first and it was a marvelous time. Maybe the 60's and 70's where great, but I wasn't born then. I'm a proud child of the 90's and it was a glorious time for music!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.