Come as You Are: Nevermind The Parodies

Remember the baby chasing the dollar bill on the cover of Nirvana's seminal album, Nevermind? Yup, that's Spencer Elden, all of 17 now and likely chasing more than a buck for recreating this photo. Happily, this time he wore a bathing suit.

Of course this got me thinking, as I'm wont to do, about parodies of the album cover I've seen here and there, which are are now conveniently located below:

The most famous version was of a baby version of Bart Simpson chasing the almighty Krusty buck, for the November, 2002 cover of Rolling Stone. It's rare to get official parodies.

Of course the King of Parody is the other exception to the rule. "Weird Al" Yankovic's Off The Deep End, which featured Smells Like Nirvana:
Were so loud and incoherent
Boy, this oughta bug your parents
You know you've had an impact when "Weird Al" spoofs both your hit song and your album art.

A nice take on a Van Gogh self-portrait and a comment on how much money everyone has made on the back of his art following his death. Shades of Courtney Love. Found on one of Worth 1000's brilliant photoshop contests.

LinkA mashup of Jaws and Nirvana. Cute. Again, from the archives of Worth 1000.

Millions of users at a buck a download? I think Apple found their Nirvana with the iPod. From Flickr user axb500.

Just another way those bastards killed Kenny. From a South Park fan art page, in case you couldn't tell.

I think I mostly amused by the Neverfind band name. Yet another from the whizzes at Worth 1000.

And lastly, what roundup of parodies would be complete without a Lego entry? From a collection of Lego album cover parodies. Is there anything minifigs can't do?

Previously on Popped Culture...
Suddenly Last Supper
Popaganda: The Pop Culture Revolution
Would You Like Fries With That?
Find Waldo, Yet Again
Pillow Talk: 25 Strange Throw Pillows


  1. Neverfind would be the name of the album; Nemo would be the band.

    Sorry, I'm a bit of a pedant.

  2. When you're right, you're right - I stand corrected.