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Watch How Children React to Nirvana

Fine Brothers Entertainment, the makers of “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how kids react to hearing Nirvana for the first time.

In this new clip, the kids listen to a selection of track from Nirvana’s brief catalog. About the only two things they can agree on is that the music is laidback and they can’t understand what Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is singing.

Among the typical comments:

“They’re really calm.”

“I can’t understand a word they’re saying.”

“This one’s also very calm.”

“It’s very chill.”

“They’re really calm for a rock band.”

“Why are they talking about mashed potatoes?”

“It seems like every part, it’s calm, and then hard, and then calm, and then hard…”

“Is he saying ‘Crocodile’?”

“You couldn’t understand anything that he’s saying.”

After hearing a selection of tracks, the kids are asked why they think Nirvana remain popular today despite having not made an album in more than 20 years.

Best response: “He was really famous, and he died, so now people really like him.”

Have a laugh, and visit the FBE YouTube channel for more.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.