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It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind , released on DGC Records. The unexpected success of the song propelled Nevermind to the top of several albums 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 Nirvana 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 music.
Nirvana Lyrics. Load up on guns, bring your friends It's fun to lose and to pretend She's over bored and self assured Oh no, I know a dirty word Hello, hello, hello, how low? With the lights out, it's less dangerous Here we are now, entertain us I feel stupid and contagious Here we are now, entertain us A mulatto An albino A mosquito My libido Yeah, hey, yay I'm worse at what I do best And for this gift I feel blessed Our little group has always been And always will until the end Hello, hello, hello, how low?
Kurt Cobain wrote the ultimate grunge anthem in , but what inspired him to coin that strange title? And what does it mean? Released as a single on 10 September , the track was the trailer for the mammoth Nevermind album, released later that month. The song became the calling card for Generation X - a nihilistic, revolutionary call-to-arms that was… nothing of the sort.