Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - DGC - GED 21673, Sub Pop - GED 21673 Maxi
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This single looks like it's only available used, but pick it up anyways. Still, if you're an average Nirvana fan (meaning you only like Nevermind) who doesn't enjoy the sounds of In Utero, Incesticide or Bleach, then you won't get much out of listening to this. However, if you are in fact a dedicated Nirvana fan and/or are looking for hard-to-find songs, this is the ideal place. "Even In His Youth" alone makes this compact disc 4 stars; and the rare edition of "Aneurysm" boosts it up to five. Oddly enough, the title track here has no bearing on the greatness of the CD. If you only want that song, buy Nevermind.
Nirvana's got tons of worth while material and this is one part of it.
When Nevermind came out, I was broke. VERY broke. I'd just moved halfway across the United States, and got robbed along the way, so I arrived in Arizona with little more than the ID in my wallet. It was November 1991, and radio and MTV had just started playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by this unknown Seattle 'grunge' band called Nirvana. I liked it. A lot Fortunatly the kind (or would that be greedy) folks at Geffen released the song on a cassette single, which was very cheap. Since Nirvana was considered an unknown new artist, the cassette single was even cheaper, so I bought it the first time I saw it without hesitation. I was particularly blown away by how good the b-side 'Even In His Youth' was. To this day it's still one of my favorite Nirvana songs, and it amazes me how many younger people who say they just LOVE Nirvana have never heard it. One of the many things I've learned by collecting singles was that I could get a quick idea of how much I'd actually like a band's album by how much I liked the b-side they stuck on thier hit single. 'Even In His Youth' is an amazingly intense song, with all the angst and aggression that went on to make Nirvana legendary, and while it doesn't have as much studio polish, is much better than many of thier album tracks. This single was my main motivation to buy "Nevermind" and "Bleach" right at the beginning of 1992. If you've never bought a single before, and you consider yourself a Nirvana fan, this is the perfect single to start with.
The bottom line is if you're a Nirvana fan, you need this, because your collection is truly lacking without it. Also, if you don't collect singles already, you should really try doing it for a while, you might be shocked at how many b-sides rock your world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The first time I heard this song, I would easily have given it 4 stars. Great music, decent vocals...in fact, I enjoyed it a great deal. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by cybereviewer
I got the CD in great condition and on time. It was just as they described it would be. Definitively recommend buying from them.Published on September 2, 2011 by Ex715
I have never been a Nirvana fan, so this is not a bias review. I grew up listening to the mellower end of alternative (Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure, etc. Read morePublished on May 27, 2007 by A music fan
If this is not THE most over rated CD ever, then it is certainly a contender for the title. If it wasn't for Cobain's suicide, no one would care about Nirvana today. Read morePublished on March 30, 2006 by J. Villanueva
Theres one word I have to sum up this single - 'classic'. You gotta have it if you're into this kinda music!!!Published on August 22, 2005 by Sazra
this is a great single, b/c of the gem even in his youth. As u all now noe smells like teen spirit is a great song, but this version of anyerysm rocks it is differnent from... Read morePublished on December 17, 2004 by K. Rowland
Seriously. This song and this band in general have the timeless talent that hadn't been seen since DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and PHYSICAL GRAFFITI. Read morePublished on October 23, 2004 by MTV and the radio BURN IN HELL
If this scale was backwards this song would rate an easy 20
for the most disgusting thing EVER commited to audio!Why? Read more
Teen Spirit is awesome, but the rest of the songs on here are horribble. Not even worth your money. Even In Her Youth is sloppy and unprofessional. Read morePublished on May 29, 2004 by jesse