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Nirvana Signals the Death Knell of Hair Metal

On This Date, April 17th in 1991: Nirvana filmed the music video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Culver City, CA. The video, made on budget of less than $50,000, led MTV (which, believe it or not, actually showed music videos at that time) to favor the new crop of alternative bands in place of pop metal bands.

Rick Astley Meets Nirvana: Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up

I’ve always loved the groovy little dance/shuffle that Rick Astley does during this song, but adding the “grunge” essence of Nirvana as accompaniment makes it even more endearing, and gives it a much-needed edge.

Thanks to Best Week Ever for the tip!