Every so often, the guy who was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind issues a status update on whether or not he was the baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Usually, it turns out that he was baby on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind. And hey, looks like he still was! The album turned 25 years old yesterday, and to commemorate its silver anniversary, baby Spencer Elden, now 25 years old and working as an artist in LA, has again recreated the iconic image, like he did in 2001 and 2008.
“I said to the photographer, ‘Let’s do it naked.’ But he thought that would be weird, so I wore my swim shorts,” Elden tells The New York Post. Last year he told the Guardian, “Sooner or later, I want to create a print of a real-deal re-enactment shot, completely naked.”
“I always say, “[My penis has] changed, do you want to see it?’,” he told CNN in 2011.
Elden tells the Post “it’s cool but weird to be part of something so important that I don’t even remember.” Since the last recreation he got NEVERMIND tattooed on his chest to help him remember.
“Every five years or so, somebody’s gonna call me up and ask me about Nevermind … and I’m probably gonna get some money from it,” he told Rolling Stone in 2003. See ya in a few years, Spence.