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

Polly

Big Cheese

Turnaround (DEVO cover)

Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)

D-7 (Wipers cover)

Blew

Been a Son

Stain

Negative Creep

Libido (Naked Raygun cover)

Wild Thing (Chip Taylor cover)

About a Girl

Breed

Floyd the Barber

Verse Chorus Verse

Smells Like Teen Spirit

 

Encore:

School

Dive

Territorial Pissings

Sliver

 

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

 

Happy Rocking (from a safe social distance),

 

Taryn Daly

#TarynItUp