WATCH: Nirvana debuted "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in Seattle on this day in 1991

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
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By 99.9 KISW

It was this day 29 years ago that Nirvana first played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for a crowd, a song that would go on to define an entire decade.


The show took place at the O.K. Hotel on April 17th where the band ripped through more than 20 songs, including "Smells Like Teen Spirit".


The song first appeared on the album Nevermind, which Nirvana began recording the following month and later released on September 24th.


If you were there 29 years ago, you might remember this MONSTER set list...


Full Set List:


Pennyroyal Tea


Big Cheese

Turnaround (DEVO cover)

Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)

D-7 (Wipers cover)


Been a Son


Negative Creep

Libido (Naked Raygun cover)

Wild Thing (Chip Taylor cover)

About a Girl


Floyd the Barber

Verse Chorus Verse

Smells Like Teen Spirit





Territorial Pissings



Thanks for taking a trip down memory lane with us, Rockaholics! 


Happy Rocking (from a safe social distance),


Taryn Daly