Talk:Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Since when was "Nirvana" part of the name of this song? Is there an ambiguity issue that needs to be resolved? --maveric149

You are thinking of the Weird Al parody, "Smells Like Nirvana" CoolKatt number 99999
There is no ambiguity with "Smells," but there is with other song titles. I'm simply being consistent in my naming. How would you propose we distinguish Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World" from George Frederic Handel's "Joy to the World"? --the Epopt
That really is a disambiguation issue with those two songs, not with teen spirit. --maveric149
Okay, you win. Remove the possessive at will. --the Epopt


The text of the article implies (unsourced) that the Red Hot Chili Peppers parodied this Nirvana video for their Dani California video... I just watched it (Dani California) on YouTube and DID observed a parody of the /Nirvana Unplugged/ event ...but nothing related to the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video...

Yeah, they didn't even play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the Unplugged concert. Nevermind the fact that even if they did, it wouldn't be referring to the actual "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video. Fixed.
The Dani California video is reminiscent of the video for In Bloom.
I believe the Dani California video is just a 'style parody' of Nirvana in general.

Subliminal mesage[edit]

If you reverse the song you get Kurt saying things like: "I hate you" and "Say yes to me" really freaky. I think that should be mentioned in the article (if not). That's why it's hard to understand what he is saying, because this song is actualy two songs. Check it on youtube, search for: Smells like teen spirit lyrics backwards. I can't get the song out of my head it's just playing in reverse!!!

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