Today's Teens React to Nirvana: 'Videos Used to Be Normal, There's Nobody Stripping'

They might not know all the facts, but kids still like rocking out to Nirvana, this video's a must-see.

Today's Teens React to Nirvana: 'Videos Used to Be Normal, There's Nobody Stripping'
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As a part of the popular "Teens React" series by the Fine Bros YouTube channel, a group of today's teenagers was played several all-time Nirvana classics and asked for reactions and comments.

And if you thought that kids these days couldn't care less about rock music, you were wrong. Although not all of them knew much facts about the band or Kurt Cobain, the majority seemed to enjoy the music quite a lot.

"Music videos used to be normal, there's nobody stripping in this one," said 18-year-old Madison about "Smells Like Teen Spirit." "I wish music was this good now. Some of the new music is so, like, trash," added 16-year-old Labib.

The "Heart-Shaped Box" clip had the teens confused the most. "I feel like you're supposed to be on acid before watching it," 18-year-old Shant said about the video, with 16-year-old Kaelyn screamingly adding, "I saw a Ku Klux Klan member, we don't like those people! What the fudge?!"

After sitting through the MTV Unplugged version of "About a Girl," the kids were asked to share their thoughts about Nirvana, giving some pretty cool answers such as "They give you what they are instead of what everyone else wants." Those of you who grew up with the grunge movement might feel a bit old with some of the comments, particularly, "I actually like old music like that."

Asked to compare Nirvana's music with today's rock, teens mostly shared somewhat grim thoughts of the genre. "I don't even know any good rock bands anymore," "What is considered modern rock today? I have no idea," "There's not really much out there with that same sound and vibe," were some of the comments.

18-year-old Adam gave the most elaborate and optimistic answer, saying, "Rock 'n' roll's splitting, like completely. Pop rock and then hardcore heavy metal. In the near future, there's gonna be that band that's gonna just tie all rock 'n' roll together."

Discussing Cobain's suicide, the teens were explained how the fact that "anti-mainstream music became the mainstream" had a devastating impact on Kurt. Coming up with a surprisingly deep Batman quote, Shant commented, "It's like that Batman quote - 'Either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.'"

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    DickHardwood
    "I wish music was this good now. Some of the new music is so, like, thrash ," added 16-year-old Labib. You might want to rephrase that.
    HitmanJenkins
    Even when rephrased it's still a terrible statement. There's always good and bad music, you just have to put some effort into finding the good stuff.
    spiff-corgi
    Aside from anything else, what is up with the names of these kids. Kaelyn? Labib? Shant? They sound like smart kids, it's a pity their parents weren't smarter.
    itsover900040
    Holy shit I wish I could give you a thousand up votes. Seriously those aren't even names. Wtf were they thinking.
    christian.howel
    Well I've dated a girl named Kaelyn, and know plenty named that. And Labib seems foreign, so odds are its a normal name from there. Shant is kinda dumb
    acdcfan34
    It'll be interesting to see how long this whole "dance-pop" fad is gonna go on. Maybe someday rock or some form of rock will overtake it again. One can hope...
    Chickendirt
    Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and QOTSA are our best chances right now. But personally even a band like Daft Punk, utilising legends like Nile Rodgers, are helping bring it back. Maybe rock will never make a full comeback, but as long as other genres help in keeping it relevant I don't mind. Good music isn't always rock
    victor420
    I think the real crime is here is the parents naming their kids these ridiculous names haha
    Arfing Thumb
    This is old mucic? So what are Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc?
    Izzy-Sweet
    Nirvana was over 20 years ago now, that's pretty old when you think how quickly music trends change.
    Witt1975
    The kids in the video are between 16 and 18, Nevermind came out 22 or 23 years ago so to them, yes it would be. Just like Sabbath and the Beatles was "old" music to me when I was the same age. (born in '75)
    the_bi99man
    Very old music. And yes, Nirvana is old music. All of it is at least 20 years old now. If Zeppelin and Sabbath could be considered "old" in the 90s and early 2000s, Nirvana is "old" now.
    dudester410
    Hate to break it to you but yeah man that's old music, like it or not. I'm probably as much as a fan as you are and can easily admit they're old, its a well-known fact.
    --ESTRANGED--
    this is exactly the problem. kids class songs from like 2010 as "old" - it's become too disposable.
    seance
    In fairness... Relatively speaking, for a kid, four years ago could be half a life time ago.
    pjn7000
    They should react to more rock bands on that show. Easy on all that viral video trash.
    Kueller917
    lol'd at the "music videos used to be normal". There were some really over the top and ridiculous music videos back then (and pretty much any time after the 80s when music videos became a big thing). There was fun in that though. Also
    Abacus11
    I was 14 when I first heard Nirvana in 1991 and became a fan. I was 16 or 17 when Cobain died. I feel a little old right now but I'm grateful to have grown up during the time that I did... there was a LOT of great music and you iddn't even have to look very far to find it.
    Holoogamooga
    "They give you what they are instead of what everyone else wants." I think that's the most important thing here. Musicians being themselves for the sake of the music. That's a rare thing in pop; always has been.