I was a big Nirvana fan for a long time, and I saw them a bunch of times on the “Bleach” tour. After seeing them a few times, I’d run into them, a friend of mine actually played on record “Nevermind” — he played cello on “Something in the Way”. So we had a copy of that record almost five months before it came out. What happened was that, before the record came out, they had a show in L.A. at the Roxy, and after the show, they threw out flyers saying, ‘Hey, come to our video shoot.’ And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. . . And what happened in the video wasn’t even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts.
Then he added:
I saw Nirvana once after that, and I knew it was gonna be the last time I saw them because [‘Smells’] was on the radio and they were blowing up.
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NIRVANA – “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video: