It was on this day in 1991 that Nirvana‘s album ‘Nevermind’ was released. Originally the band and its label DGC didn’t think the album would do all that well, but after the release of the single and video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” the album skyrocketed up the charts and ushered in the era of Grunge.
I’m not going to go too deep into the production of the record or all the tales surrounding it because most of us already know a lot about that stuff, instead I’ll
bore amaze you with some endless, nameless trivia about ‘Nevermind’
– Spencer Eldon (the baby on the Nevermind cover) also appears on the cover of The Dragon Experience, the third solo CD by industrial group Skinny Puppy’s cEvin Key released in 2003 & he even re-created (with pants on) the Nirvana cover for a Rolling Stone story about the 10 year anniversary of Nevermind in 2001.
-The song “Drain You” was originally called “Formula”
– On the Lithium single all lyrics to Nevermind are listed in the insert
– If Nirvana had stuck with Sub-Pop as originally planned ‘Nevermind’ would have been titled ‘Sheep’
– The recording industry & the National Endowment for the Arts had Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on a list of the 20th century’s defining songs
– Kurt’s original idea for the cover of Nevermind was a lady giving birth underwater
– Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin where Nirvana recorded “Polly” & their Nevermind demos was damaged in a freak accident involving a 10-ton backhoe in 2003.
– “The second coming came in last and out of the closet” & “At the end of the rainbow and your rope” are the two lines written in the Nevermind liner notes that do not appear in any of the lyrics.