25 Years ago today, August 17th, 1991, Nirvana shot the music video for Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Nirvana had a show two days earlier at The Roxy in L.A. – they handed out these flyers looking for video extras. They got an LA radio station to make an announcement too…
The video was based on the concept of a school pep rally concert ending in a riot, inspired by a movie called Over the Edge directed by Jonathan Kaplan in 1979 and the Ramones Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.
The director of this music video, Samual Bayer, thinks he got the gig because his demo rell was so horrible the band probably liked the punk-rock feel.
The response was so overwhelming that many heartbroken Nirvana fans were turned away.
See some cool photos of Cobain & Co on-set HERE