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Smells Like Teen Spirit [Single, Maxi]

Nirvana (US) Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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1. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Edit) - Nirvana
2. Even In His Youth (Previously Unreleased) - Nirvana
3. Aneurysm (Previously Unreleased) - Nirvana

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Product Description

NIRVANA Smells Like Teen Spirit (Original 1991 US 3-track CD single also including the previously unreleased recordings Even In His Youth and Aneurysm housed in a superb digipak picture sleeve with a striking image of Cobain going crazy on-stage on the reverse. There is some scuffing to the sleeve edges and there are a few minor signs of play to the disc but remain in otherwise excellent condition DGCDS21673)

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Deleted in the U.S., this is the CD single for the song thatinstantaneously & singularly changed the face of modern/alternative rock. Features 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (Edit)and the non-album tracks 'Even In His Youth' and 'Aneurysm',both previously unre

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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star Is Too Good! June 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
If this scale was backwards this song would rate an easy 20
for the most disgusting thing EVER commited to audio!Why?
Reason Number 1#Grunge covered the rest of modern rock
like a blanket and almost all rock music in 2004 is
actually grunge very thinly disguised.
Reason Number 2#The song isn't among Nirvana's best
and is poorly written,poorly produced and ABYSMALY sung!
Reason Number 3#While boy bands and kiddie pop needed a
break in 1991 lousy punk wasn't the way to do it.
Reason Number 4#The bands overall message of cynicism
resulted in a whole generation of disaffected youth and
let's not forget Kurt Cobain's suiside,the Kip Kinckle
murders oh,and Columbine;all fallout from the world this
music helped to create.
Reason Number 5#The most ridiculous music video of all
time!Oh,and the song is better heard covered by jazz
And there you have it-my opinion on the downward spiral of
popular music as of this historically destructive song!
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5.0 out of 5 stars whats wrong with nevermind? May 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
i luv this single and every song on it. espesially "EIHY" but the other ppl writing reviews for this single sound like theyre all dissing smells like teen spirit and the whole Nevermind album. now dont get me wrong im not one of those ppl who go "oohhh i luv SLTS!!!" when someone asks me if i like Nirvana. i luv every song made. i own all the released albums being: Bleach,Nevermind,Incesticide,In Utero,Unplugged in NY,and From the muddy banks of the wishkah. i also have this single plus the "heart-shaped box","All Appologies", and "Lithium" singles. i luv every song cuz each song is a little different and cool in its own way if u get what i mean. i am the most crazed nirvana fan in my town and everyone says. nirvana is all i listen to. the only time i dont is when i go to a school dance and they DJ there. but yeah i gess u cood call me a die-hard nirvana fan and i am on a mission to get every single audio cd out by nirvana.
my main question is y ppl r dissing SLTS and Nevermind?? cood u pleze clear that up for me cuz i am a die-hard fan and i still listen to Nevermind. thanx
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY essential single Oct. 16 2002
Format:Audio CD
A lot of people feel that buying singles is a waste of money. I've been an avid collector of singles since I was a child in the *gasp* early '70s, and strongly disagree.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Check it out Sept. 1 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Well... some people think that buying singles is pointless... I mean, why spend 6 bucks in one song when you can get the whole CD for 12?? Is not logic, right?. Anyways... I've always thought this, until I realized that singles are valuable collectibles that will always have an added value. Er... anyway, it's not my duty to do an advertising campaign saying "got singles?".
OK... yeah... the Smells Like Teen Spirit single. Well, it includes the world-famous "Smells Like Teen Spirit", which is indeed a very good song. You all know about it. "Even In His Youth"... another very good song. "Aneurysm"... well... this is not the same Aneurysm from Incesticide. And it's good, of course.
So well... anyway... only hard-core fans buy singles. So, if you are a hard-core Nirvana fan like I am, adding this and the other singles to your collection is a good thing to do. If you are just the normal listener, well, stick to the CDs... I guess. If you have more money than Bill Gattes well, who cares, spend your money on the singles.
"got singles?"
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Format:Audio CD
A great single. "Even in His Youth" and "Aneurysm" are extremely raw and quite sloppy, which may put many people off (on these two songs, don't expect consistent technical quality in the vein of "Teen Spirit"). The sloppiness only bothered me in "Aneurysm". The Incesticide version, overall, is better, but the intro on the SLTS version beats the Incesticide version's HANDS DOWN. In other words: The first 6 seconds are excellent, and the rest of the song is... not the best (to say the least). But I have to say this, though: "Even In His Youth", despite its raggedness,is one of Nirvana's best songs. So good, in fact, that they should've scrapped a song off the second half of Nevermind (perhaps "Lounge Act" or "On a Plain"), and replaced it with "Even In His Youth".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teen Spirit is awesome, but the others are no good (yuck!)
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 more
Published on May 29 2004 by jesse
5.0 out of 5 stars Great song with 2 songs to back it up
This is one of the most worthwhile single I have seen in a long time. First, it has Teen Spirit, which is probably the most well known Nirvana song, and to back it up it has two... Read more
Published on May 27 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this is a great single for any nirvana fan... if u like nirvana, u will like this..
Published on May 26 2001 by "dopeduppuppy"
5.0 out of 5 stars a headbanger MUST have
I bought this CD 1 year ago and HVENT GOTTEN SICK OF IT YET a must have for any true punk rocker
Published on July 11 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the mother load of grunge alternative music in a song
I love it. It makes me feel what he felt in his racistt tow
Published on June 10 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS SINGLE!!!
If you like Nirvana like I do you should get this single. I just bought this and I will never stop listening to it.
Published on Jan. 2 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing...
Nirvana is a band that totally changed the rock scene of the 90s. They've been badly imitated since, but there is nothing like them and probably never will be. Read more
Published on Nov. 25 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Furious
The song is a true thrasher filled with guitar and drumming. Its a lot louder than most of their songs but definetly a winner
Published on Aug. 25 1998
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