Some of our favourites include a video of Dave Grohl playing with the band for the first time in Or some rare footage of Kurt filming their very first video in a Radioshack in But if you want to really sneak a glimpse of the band on the brink of greatness, early is where you need to look. The period right before the release of Nevermind.
Nevermind Super Deluxe Edition. Smells Like Teen Spirit. In Bloom Nevermind Version. Come As You Are. Territorial Pissings. Drain You. Lounge Act.
It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind , released on DGC Records. The unexpected success propelled Nevermind to the top of the 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 the band 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 in the history of rock music.
Kurt Cobain, the band's frontman, wasn't usually very talkative during gigs; he mostly left the witty banter between songs to bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl. On that night, however, Cobain couldn't help himself. The band was currently mulling over major label offers, and was ultimately two weeks away from signing with DGC, a Geffen record imprint. A shot at fame was imminent. We're major label corporate rock sellouts," the man who would soon be a rock star told the boisterous crowd.