Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 28, 2009: Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

25 Albums That Shaped My Life

DGC, 1991

It was the album that changed everything. Nevermind changed music for me, just like it did for so many of you. Hell, it changed the world.

I still remember the first time I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit." I was in my bedroom, listening to KJ104 and reading comic books. I biked to Holiday Plus the next day to look through their tapes, but they didn't have it. It wasn't out yet. It came out the following Tuesday. My mom drove me to Down in the Valley in Golden Valley and I bought this funny tape with the naked baby on the cover. And it changed everything.

1 comment:

FlavorDav said...

My brother brought home a promo copy. Anybody who heard it figured it'd be huge. Big crunchy riff, unitelligible, possibly dirty lyrics: "Louie Louie" for the 90s (making Hanson' "MMMBop" the decade's "Sugar Sugar") ...