Today marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind, and the period-defining album’s legend persists in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994.
In one of the most famous covers in music history, Nevermind featured a photograph of a naked baby and a dollar bill in a swimming pool. While it may seem weird, that baby is now 25 years old, and he’s ready to reclaim his old fame.
The cover baby named Spencer Elden is now an artist from Los Angeles, and to celebrate the anniversary he recreated the famous scene.
While his penis was perhaps one the most famous ones in the world, before he was even a year old, this time he opted for a more covered look, his trunks making sure the picture isn’t NSFW.
To his credit, it was the photographer who told Spencer to put those trunks on this time. From the NY Post:
“I said to the photographer, ‘Let’s do it naked.’ But he thought that would be weird, so I wore my swim shorts,” said Elden, an artist from L.A.
While wearing a bathing suit is understandable, there’s no excuse for the lack of the dollar bill. While it’s true the bill was added to the cover digitally afterward, it just feels off without the dollar. I guess the fact that he is now attempting to make a living as an artist means that he’s not that interested in grabbing the dollar on the hook.