Smells Like Teen Spirit

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  • Summary: Smells Like Teen Spirit

    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 over 75 million records globally. (Gupta, Rapiti) Furthermore, their music maintains popularity and continues to influence the modern rock culture. In April of 2014, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Front-man Kurt Cobain met Krist…

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  • Smells Like Teen Spirit Analysis

    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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  • Smells Like Teen Spirit Film Analysis

    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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  • Analysis Of Nevermind By Nirvana

    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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  • Personal Narrative: My 80's Style Of Music

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Tupac And Kurt Cobain

    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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  • Analysis Of Smells Like Teen Spirit By Tori Amos

    “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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  • Old Spice Adverts

    Sexy Soap, Spirits, and Salad Sex sells! This is a distasteful but accurate statement. There is a great deal of sexuality in the media today that cannot be avoided. There are many times when I am casually scrolling though twitter or flipping through channels and an ad pops up that is extremely sexual. Businesses have found a way to make their product more desirable through this type of portrayal, and they are not going to change that anytime soon. One of the articles that I came across is…

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  • Kurt Cobain Analysis

    Nevermind served as a vehicle to express Cobain’s personal and social commentary. The album begins with what has now become one of the most famous teen anthems, Smells Like Teen Spirit. This track singlehandedly assured the unprecedented and unexpected success the album would enjoy. Cobain’s listeners immediately fell upon the lyrics trying to dissect them and relate to the song. The song, to them, voiced their unvoiced fears and angers. Cobain’s demand in the song when he wails out, “Here we…

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  • Kisses On The Bottom, By Jeff Turrentine

    different vocalist singing someone else’s song makes the cover unique, it doesn’t matter if nothing else about the song has been changed. For instance, the difference between Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and Jeff Buckley’s rendition is very little, but who can dismiss the raspy vocals of Buckley which made the song an eerie tribute of the post 911 landscape after his death. Buckley only recorded two albums, the song “Hallelujah” was on his first, he certainly wasn’t a down on his luck aging…

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