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Wait: There was a “funny” version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit?”

Thirty years ago today, September 24, 1991, Nirvana’s Nevermind hit the stores although “Smells Like Teen Spirit” had been out since August 27. That was one of the last (if not the very last) songs recorded for the album. It’s gone down in history as being one of the most searing pieces of music in rock history.

Yet Dave Grohl says there was a “funny” version.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Wait: There was a “funny” version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit?”

  • There’s a history of bands messing around with British “live” tv. Lip syncing? We’ll show you!

    Look up Iron Maiden’s classic performance from the early 80s. It’s quite something.


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