​Did Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks inspire Nirvana's Nevermind album title?

8th Feb 2022

​Did Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks inspire Nirvana's Nevermind album title?

Did Nirvana 'copy' Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks album title with their Nevermind album?

We can't categorically say that it didn't, but it's more likely that Nirvana's Nevermind album title was taken from its lead single, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

On the inner sleeve of the 1991 record, the band chose to feature a string of lyrics from the album tracks tied together.

The paragraph ends on one of the most famous lines of Smells Like Teen Spirit which reads: "I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, nevermind".

The grunge rockers were actually set to call the album Sheep which was "a joke about the people who who'd buy it".

However, it has been reported that Kurt Cobain soon grew tired of the idea, and the new Nevermind title better represented his world view.


Vai Sex Pistols albums Never Mind The Bollocks iedvesmoja Nirvana albuma Nevermind nosaukumu?

Mēs nevaram kategoriski apgalvot, ka tā nebija, taču visticamāk, ka Nirvana Nevermind albuma nosaukums tika ņemts no tā galvenā singla Smells Like Teen Spirit teksta.

Uz 1991. gada plates iekšējā vāka bija izvietota rindkopa kas sastāvēja no albuma dziesmu tekstu fragmentiem. Rindkopa beidzas ar vienu no slavenākajām Smells Like Teen Spirit rindiņām, kas skan: "I found it hard, it's hard to find/Oh well, whatever, nevermind".

Pastāv versija, ka Nirvana patiesībā bija noskaņoti albumu nosaukt par Sheep, kas būtu domāts kā "joks par cilvēkiem, kuri to pirks".

Tomēr Kurtam Kobeinam šī ideja drīz vien apnika, un tika izvēlēts nosaukums Nevermind, kas daudz labāk atspoguļoja viņa pasaules uzskatu.