It feels like music headlines in 2015 were dominated by the late and great Kurt Cobain, of course the release of the first and only official documentary on his life may have had something to do with that – but so we should see his name in lights when rare images like these appear online.
As the guys at NME point out, 19 unseen photographs from Nirvana’s iconic shoot for their earth-shattering record, Nevermind, were made available to the public for the first time ever in 2015 courtesy of Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery.
It’s been decades since US photographer Kirk Weddle was put to the task of creating what would become one of the most recognised record sleeves in the history of music, however these images make it look like it was just a good time hanging out at a closed LA pool.
From hilarious photos of Cobain messing around being a fool, to floating head images that are reminiscent of The Beatles and of course, different action shots of Spencer Elden, the naked swimming baby, it’s heart-warming to see what a good time the guys had capturing what would eventually become the musical face of a generation.
It’s kind of funny seeing these trio splash around laughing, especially considering the serious sentiment laden in Nevermind, this truly is a very unique window into the light-hearted and fun nature shared between the three musicians.
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If you’re yet to see the Montage Of Heck, the official Kurt Cobain documentary created by Brett Morgen and Cobain and Love’s only daughter, Frances Bean, we suggest you do so asap.