Video: Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (First Live Performance)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soiffolOj5k


For many among my generation, Nirvana’s legacy is both a musical benchmark and iconic symbol of youth revolt in art, but the much-discussed zeitgeist of the hair-metal-killing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” official video never fully resonated with me on a visceral level… until watching their first live unveiling of the song tonight. Join me for this timelessly exhilarating 1991 performance above.

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