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  •  What's freaky is the kid on the cover is all grown (2+ / 0-)
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    Keith930, Aunt Pat

    up now. That was 22 years ago. The image wasn't without controversy, of course.

    Five shots resulted and the band settled on the image of a three-month-old infant named Spencer Elden, the son of the photographer's friend. However, there was some concern because Elden's penis was visible in the image. Geffen prepared an alternate cover without the penis, as they were afraid that it would offend people, but relented when Cobain made it clear that the only compromise he would accept was a sticker covering the penis that would say, "If you're offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile."

    Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

    by ontheleftcoast on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:45:59 PM PDT

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