Remember this photo on Nirvana's NEVERMIND album cover?

Almost 17 years later, Spencer Elden who's naked baby photo was on that album cover is now a teen.

"Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis," he says from his home in Los Angeles. "So that's kinda cool. I'm just a normal kid living it up and doing the best I can while I'm here."

Elden's naked participation in this important moment in music history was rather accidental because Kirk Weddle, the photographer working on the cover, was simply a friend of Spencer's dad, Rick.

Elden now has his own band. That's right his own rock band on XBox. "I know that's not a real band! That's the difference between the '90s and kids nowadays; kids in the '90s would actually go out and make a [real] band!," he says. Elden ironically, yearns for the era that gave Kurt Cobain, the lead singer for Nirvana, so much angst. He thinks that time and era was much "cooler" than it is now.

In some places, that image or photo of the album stuck. The other day, his friends spotted a giant Nevermind photo on the floor of a record store in Hollywood.

"My friend is all like, 'Hey I saw you today.' And I'm like, 'Dude, I was working all day.' And he's like, 'No, I went to Geffen Records, and you're on the floor and you're floating and I stepped on your face. 'Cause I guess they have like a floating thing where people can like walk on me and stuff ... so it's kinda cool," he says.


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July 25, 2008 at 2:36 PM  

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