One of Nirvana’s biggest hits, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the lead single from their second album, Nevermind. The song’s success and omnipresence in the early ‘90s brought the band. "Teen Spirit" was a deodorant used by Tobi Vail whom Kurt Cobain went out with at the time. Tobi Vail was a drummer of Bikini Kill, and another member of that band, Kathleen Hanna, wrote "Kurt smells like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall in an attempt to say that he had Vail's scent on him.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a song by American rock band Nirvana. It is the opening track and lead single from the band's second album, Nevermind (1991), released on DGC Records. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was Nirvana's biggest hit in most countries, placing high on B-side: "Drain You", "Even in His Youth", "Aneurysm". Aug 29, 2016 · “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: Cover Songs Uncovered. Weird Al Yankovic released a parody called “Smells Like Nirvana.” The Robert Glasper Experiment’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from 2012’s “Black Radio” is a rewarding but slow burn demonstrating the talents of jazz pianist Glasper and his collaborators. Spanning more.