Cue the Teen Spirit
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Nivrana’s Nevermind. A hauntingly beautiful piece in the National Post by Mark Lepage helps us remember:
It is worth remembering how left-field the success was, less than a year after a zero-profile trio from Seattle played a gig featuring an unreleased Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time, in order to earn the gas money to drive to L.A. and record the album with producer Butch Vig.No denial.
In the autumn of 1991, you could indeed swing a dead cat without contacting Nirvana, especially in Montreal, where the band was non-existent.
Guns N’ Roses and Metallica lumbered the Earth as the dominant brontosauri, and the local rock radio station had not yet picked up on the album.