Okay millennials, now you’ve gone too far! We get it when you giggle over brunch, avocado toast in hand, at the Gen Xers’ high-waisted mom jeans, or how we ran around thinking we were cool with a pager on our hip, dashing to the nearest pay phone to return every call. We can even understand why you mock us old people still clinging to Facebook because Snapchat confuses us.
But when it comes to our music? Keep your grubby little paws off of it.
The ’90s were everything. We lived in our tattered flannel shirts and Doc Martens. We smoked cigarettes, starved ourselves for the heroin chic look, and went to Lollapalooza to see acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice T & Body Count, and Pearl Jam. But the reigning kings of the grunge era were and always will be Nirvana.
The song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the anthem of our generation.
Now, 27 years after the release of our defining song, a young band from Austin, Texas, called Sleep Good has remixed it in a major chord and turned it into a happy little pop number titled “Teen Sprite.”
THIS. IS. BLASPHEMY.
People were feeling Kurt’s pain:
this has turned Nirvana into the Goo Goo Dolls. Happy with the minor chord decision
— Dennis Paben (@dpabes80) January 5, 2018
OMG, I hate this.
— The Stone (@TheSton76768063) January 5, 2018
In a good way or a bad? As someone who cried upon hearing of Mr. Cobain’s demise I think I’d rather not hear some auto tuned trash…
— jo favorite clown (@SenorCARApAyaso) January 5, 2018
— Jason (@soupafi) January 5, 2018
Smells like teen spirit needs to be left the fuck alone. For gods sake.
— Alicia (@almcnulty11) January 5, 2018
@Dr24hours is going to have to change some travel plans because of this travesty:
— Dr24hours (@Dr24hours) January 5, 2018
So, millennials, let’s call a truce. We’ll keep our music and you can keep yours, m’kay?
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