Published On February 8, 2013 | By Nicole Malczan | Featured, Grunge Report, Nirvana

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte recently decided to recreate the cover to Nirvana’s classic Nevermind, which originally depicted a naked baby swimming towards a dollar bill on a fishing hook. The project is part of ESPN the Magazine’s debut “Music” issue, which will feature more album cover recreations when it hits newsstands today. Source

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Bio: Nicole Malczan is a freelance writer who gets paid to toil around with words and delve into many exciting topics. Of all of them, her favorite is rock music. Born in the late 80s (and on the same day as Eddie Vedder), she sadly missed the formative years of many of her favorite bands. This may explain her deep love of all things 90s. Fun facts: When she’s not writing, Nicole enjoys watching pro wrestling, shopping for cheap albums at her local record store, working on her novel, and spending far too much money on concerts. Reach out to Nicole at; nicole (at) alternativenation.net


  1. satan says:

    i know we are all thinking it. were is the penis???

  2. angel says:

    satan obscene pictures is not allowed

  3. BJay says:

    Damn, I was beaten 2 d penis question…

  4. GwynnKatie says:

    Oh well, whatever — Nevermind.

  5. Jay says:

    Is it just me, or does this seem almost sacrilege? Is this suppose to be art? As the cover to Nirvana’s album the pic had a meaning. This is just a dumb re-creation. Is he such a fame whore that he feels he needs to do this? Ryan is such a tool. He was a baby at the Olympics and he is now showing he will do anything “to be cool”.

  6. Raj says:

    The water looks cool, but that’s about it. It loses it’s appeal when it’s not a baby chasing the almighty Uncle Sam American dollar.

  7. SuperSG says:

    I want a superunknown cover with ray Lewis screaming as the Chris Cornell elf

  8. Todd says:

    The baby’s junk was bigger.

  9. Maverick785 says:

    No way Courtney’s gonna want any money in return or anything like that. #Jeah!”

    Grill or no grill, as a fellow Gator this makes my day.

  10. satan says:

    I guess the water was cold and that’s why no penis in the pic. well, that’s really a shame. it would make this cover a lot more rocking.

  11. Cobainsweater says:

    This cover is almost as boring as watching this goofbag swim.

  12. Cobainsweater says:

    You can tell he probably had no concept of what he was trying to recreate, as he’s superimposed looking *overtop* of the dollar bill.

    Wait to knock that one out of the park.

  13. Shoegeezer says:

    lmao @ SuperSG^

    As for this picture… I think that’s a pretty accurate depiction of Ryan and his motivations in life. I think ESPN was bein’ sneaky…

  14. GwynnKatie says:

    Is he such a fame whore that he feels he needs to do this?
    Heya Jay — why yes, Yes He Does. Heh

    Actually, all of ya’ll comments made me :)

  15. numismatis says:

    this idea still never progressed, 1 dollar instead of 100 dollars? hes better off in a flying kite than under water playing dead.

  16. Christine says:

    Em, ESPN (Disney), please stop.

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