Nirvana’s Nevermind is easily one the most important albums released in the nineties.
Radio and music television were saturated at the time with hair metal bands, but in one fell swoop, Nirvana changed all of that with the release of Nevermind.
For sure, taking influence from the band the Pixies, Nevermind was an album that would become a tipping point for teens who were bored with where music had been heading in the years before its release. The first single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, became an anthem for disillusioned kids as well as equally-disillusioned music lovers who had been waiting for something to dethrone the hair metal kings who ruled the roost in the 80s. Nirvana had hair-bands shaking in their boots.
One after another, the singles released from Nevermind would help to usher in the new wave of “alternative” music.
Radio and record companies quickly jumped on board, with radio and MTV changing formats, whilst record labels were on the look out for any band that they could capitalise on in this new movement that Nirvana helped create.
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana became the kings of the exploding Seattle “grunge” scene. The trio were certainly instrumental in paving the way for acts like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains to follow in their footsteps.
Check out, “Smells Like Teen Sprit” below, right here at Rock My World.