Wednesday, May 10, 2006

About Teen Spirit

Apparently, I never knew the complete story behind the titular phrase of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (from October 2005 Blender)...

The title was coined by Kathleen Hanna (now Le Tigre’s singer), who had scrawled kurt smells like teen spirit on Kurt Cobain’s bedroom wall. “Earlier on,” he explained, “we were kinda having this discussion on … teen revolution and stuff like that, and I took that as a compliment, I thought that she was saying that I was a person who could inspire … And it turns out she just meant that I smelt like the deodorant. I didn’t even know that deodorant existed until after the song was written.”

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