The Stories Behind the Most Iconic Album Covers

We’ve all seen these albums back in the day when albums were even still being sold. But somehow, these album covers’ impact reached far beyond their actual circulation. While most of us don’t actually own these albums, we can remember the photos or artwork that were featured on the covers. But why? What was so special about them? Well, now you’re about to find out. These are some of the most iconic album covers in music history and the stories behind them.

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle

This might be one of, if not the most, memorable album covers ever. Period. It’s so outrageous and eye-catching and still is. The photo of the naked baby underwater seemingly chasing a $1 bill, will forever be etched into the memories of people everywhere. But who’s the baby you ask? And why this concept? Well, the story goes as such…

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Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl watched a program on water births and had the idea for their next album cover, which was eventually to be shot in a public swimming pool with three-month-old Spencer Eldon. Of course, concerns were raised as a result about showing the baby’s penis to which Cobain suggested adding a sticker on the album saying “ If you’re offended by this, you must be a closet pedophile.