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    Smells Like Teen Spirit

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    “Smells Like Teen Spirit” soared high in records and radios in the 90s and still known to many until today, because of its remarkable tune and lyrics made by the legendary band, Nirvana. Now, because of its worldwide hit and undisputed popularity, it was dubbed as the most Iconic Song of All Time. The University of London’s study resulted that the Kurt Cobain hit is the most popular song in music’s history. According to Music Times, the greatest track described the “grunge movement of the 90s” and topped the top 50 songs gathered by a team of Goldsmiths, led by Dr. Mick Grierson. The SPIN added that the computer scientist, who’s also a musician, thoroughly scan the songs featured in the “seven all-time best” lists made by Rolling Stone, NME, VH1 and the likes. The melodies underwent “analytical software to compare their key, BPM, chord variety, lyrical…

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    Sophie Rice November 21, 2017 Dr. Kim Music Appreciation Historically Significant American Music “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by the grunge rock band Nirvana, is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 8 million copies since its release on the album Nevermind in 1991. The anthem took alternative rock to the mainstream, with the help of MTV playing it constantly. Nirvana was the World’s first triple platinum punk-rock band and has sold…

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    One thing the article lacks is more in depth discussion around grunge music. The section of this book outlines the most important elements of sound for Nirvana’s performance along with detailed descriptions and comparisons of each of their songs in a live performance in 1990. These were both the two sounds Kurt Cobain was responsible for; guitar and vocals. Cobain’s vocal range is discussed in detail with a technical use of language by having ‘ a wide timbral and dynamic range from which to…

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    department stores began selling sections of grunge clothing, such as: flannels, thermal underwear, combat boots, and stocking hats. These items were worn by the members of the new formed ‘grunge bands’ (“Grunge”). While clothing statements may not seem like a large impact on society, Nirvana was most certainly an open window when it came to helping fans express themselves. Nirvana’s tune brought change in people, not only by their taste in music, but also in their opinions of other things, such…

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    The fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Wright and written by Jason Fuchs, maybe telling again the story of J.M. Barrie's classic tale, but in the flick, 'The Wolverine' actor Hugh Jackman and his band of buccaneers lead an exciting chorus of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by the American rock band that was formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain - Nirvana. The Australian actor and producer Hugh Jackman, who plays as the wicked and cruel pirate in the Pan film, 'Blackbeard,' took some of his…

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    Ap 100 Grunge

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    At the forefront of this wild movement was a band named Nirvana. Around the time the band was formed popular music was losing that synthesized sound that had dominated the music industry for many years. Before grunge, many rock subcategories were deemed one-dimensional. This a completely changed with the popularization of grunge. The song, “Smells like Teen Spirit” starts off with a chord progression that gets stuck within the listener’s head. From there, it leads into the verse which has a…

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    Dad for influencing the style of music I enjoy listening to. To this day he enjoys reliving his high school and college days listening to songs from his generation. Therefore, the exposure to his music has now made my dad’s style of music my personal favorite. The style of music my dad listened to and still listens to is 80’s “hair bands” and “punk rock”. Some bands from the 80’s hairband genera included various groups such as: Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison, The Go-Go’s and ABBA. This music is…

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    father, who soon became overwhelmed with Kurt’s behavior, sending him to live with different family members throughout his lifetime. On his 14th birthday on February 20, 1981 Kurt’s uncle gifted him a used guitar. Carrying the guitar wherever he went, it became a part of his identity. His love for his guitar caused him to meet Novoselic, and they would occasionally rehearse music in the upstairs room of Novoselic’s mother’s salon, eventually leading to the creation of Nirvana. In 2011, the…

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    “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is a song originally written and recorded by the Grunge band Nirvana in 1991 on their “Nevermind” album and is considered to be one of the most influential songs the band had written during their time. One year later, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was covered by singer-songwriter Tori Amos for her “Crucify” EP. While the cover may be extremely different from the original, there are still some elements that are similar among both versions. In contrast, both Nirvana and Amos…

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    Nirvana Rape Me Meaning

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    Listening closely to the beginning of the song, the opening guitar sounds eerily similar to the opening guitar of everyone’s “favorite” Nirvana song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The enormous amount of fame that came with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” heavily bothered Kurt Cobain, so the irony of a song called “Rape Me” sounding similar to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is quite clear. At concerts following the release of Nevermind, if he was forced to play “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, he would deliberately…

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