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The Nirvana baby, now 17, recreates iconic 'Nevermind' photo

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Nirvananevermind_lJust a couple of quick observations here, gleaned from MTV’s exposé on Spencer Elden, the so-called “Nirvana baby.”

1) The baby is now a SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD man. Digest that fact with your morning cup o’ joe (or prune juice, as it were).

2) Elden’s babe-baiting repertoire is apparently fairly limited: He is quoted in the article as saying that he has to use “stupid pickup lines like, ‘You want to see my penis … again?’ ” Ugh. I’m not sure why that makes me feel like a dirty old lady, but it does. Pass.

3) The difference between art and commerce? The swimming trunks.

I was a freshman in college, hanging out in my dorm lounge, when I first saw the video for Nevermind‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” My friends and I all screamed and jumped up and down, stunned and somehow elated by the breakthrough of grunge to the mainstream media. Where were you when you first heard Nirvana’s Nevermind?

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