Kurt even admits that they were trying to rip off The Pixies
. (Really, who can blame them.)
"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it (smiles). When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band - or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard."
about how he wrote "Smells Like Teen Spirit", from a Rolling Stone
interview by David Fricke, 01-27-94
Even though, I still think its a great song.