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Here’s the original casting call for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video

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Indeed there is no clothing with brands or logos in the video.

Ironic since "Teen Spirit" is a brand.

Also they made it in Culver City CA -- NOT SEATTLE?!!

Bad feels, right in the Space Needle.

Seriously, everything I know about this music video is wrong!

I thought it was them and some friends in Seattle who made it themselves for $100.

Instead, we discover that this is something corporate. And scripted.

"How Grunge Betrayed Us"

At least their boredom was real:

The call went out for 18 to 25-year-old fans of Nirvana to “adapt a high-school personna [sic], i.e., preppy, punk, nerd, jock…” They were told to show up at GMT Studios’ Stage 6 in Culver City, CA on Saturday, August 17th at 11:30 A.M. As legend has it, those preppies and jocks were forced to sit through countless replays of the song, making their boredom very real. Of course, so was the chaos; Once Kurt Cobain convinced Bayer to let them release some energy after a long afternoon by having a good mosh, the extras took out their frustration on the set and equipment.

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