Originally published in ‘zine issue #4, 1992
Smells Like Teen Stupidity
by Louie Denslow
Why is everyone going crazy over Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”? I could list at least three local [suburban D.C.] bands that blow Nirvana away. I’ve asked several people who claim to be big Nirvana fans what is so great about “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and they all had the same response. They tell me it’s the heaviest thing they’ve heard! This shows how stupid people can be. This proves my theory that people don’t listen to a song or band. Instead, like leeches, they get boners over whatever is the new trend. If this song is heavy, U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is Satan himself!
How many of you Nirvana fans even know that it has a first album entitled Bleach? Maybe 10 percent of you. How many of you “Smells Like Teen Spirit” fans would like Bleach? Maybe five percent. I have nothing against Nirvana or its hit single, but I have something against you people who twirl your curly hair at parties! Get off the bandwagon, listen to good, original music instead of simple pop songs, and stop pretending you know something about Nirvana and music in general, you perm-wearing rockers. ■
Artwork: Scott Waldrop, 1992