May 01

NIRVANA – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”/PEARL JAM – “Even Flow”

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NIRVANA – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”/PEARL JAM – “Even Flow”

Two tracks that together helped define the “Seattle sound.” What seems most striking now is that if they’d been released five years sooner, by Husker Du and Whitesnake say, they would have been on very different radio stations, on different MTV shows, discussed in very different magazines, with fans on opposite sides of the classroom. Kurt Cobain’s tongue-in-cheek interview comment “Potheads and bookworms unite!” was perhaps the real rallying cry of the grunge revolution.

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