25 years ago Nirvana released arguably its greatest album, Nevermind. Not only was the music memorable, so was the album cover which featured a naked baby chasing a dollar bill on a hook.
Spencer Elden was that baby and for the 25th anniversary of the album he recreated the iconic cover along with the original photographer as well as for the original pay of a measly $200.
The only difference, as you can see, is that Elden kept his pants on this go-round. Not that he didn’t want to do it au naturel again, he did, but wiser heads prevailed.
From the New York Post…
The naked swimming baby from the cover of the groundbreaking Nirvana album Nevermind reenacted the image for the record’s 25th anniversary — this time wearing clothes.
Spencer Elden, 25, wanted to go au naturel when he made splash to honor the legendary grunge band, he told The 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.
“The anniversary means something to me. It’s strange that I did this for five minutes when I was four months old and it became this really iconic image,” he said.
“It’s cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don’t even remember,” said Elden, who prefers the punk band The Clash over Nirvana.
He’s not joking about wanting to do it naked either because in the video you see below he makes it very apparent that he wants everyone to know he no longer has a baby dick.
Dude, we believe you. You’re 25 now, we get it. I do wonder though how many times Elden has brought it up when he tries to slay with the ladies.
“Yo, I was the baby on that Nirvana album cover, but my dick is way bigger now in case you were wondering…”
Seems like a solid go-to line if you’re him, no?
That or he can just show them this…
Either would work, I’m sure.