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Nirvana's Infamous "Nevermind" Cover Shoot Like You've Never Seen

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Remember Nirvana's iconic album cover for Nevermind?!?

In 1991, before the massive swarm of fame and publicity swept the band into legendary status, an Austin, Texas-based photographer named Kirk Weddle was commissioned to shoot the band's cover for their upcoming album Nevermind.

Being an accomplished underwater photographer, Weddle came up with an idea to toss the entire band into the pool with instruments and all.

Although having just finished a series of West Coast concerts, the band was tired and worn out from the tour.

Kurt Cobain was so exhausted that he even took a nap on set.

That day, over 200 photographs were taken — many of which have never seen the light of day.

"I've just kept them stacked in a closet, unorganized," said Weddle.

Many of these unseen photos have been released for the first time in a special exhibition in Austin and featured in the HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, released this month.

They will be on view at Modern Rocks Gallery in Austin from May 30–June 27. To learn more, check out the website at modernrocksgallery.com.

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