11 Best Nirvana “Nevermind” Style Album Covers, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Bart Simpson

Nirvana Nevermind Cover

Nirvana NevermindThis is the cover of Nirvana’s legendary album Nevermind, released September 24, 1991. It kickstarted a new generation of music and ushered in the grunge movement.

Beyond all that, Nevermind has become one of the most iconic album covers of all time. It features a baby in a pool underwater that is swimming towards money on a fishing hook, and it has been repeatedly spoofed and used as inspiration because it’s so well known.

Perhaps you had a copy of Nevermind on cassette…

Nirvana Nevermind Cassette
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…or maybe you had a copy on CD…

…or maybe you were lucky enough to have a copy on vinyl…

Nirvana Nevermind Vinyl
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but odds are you had a copy! Since then, the cover has generated numerous copycats inspired by the memorable pose. Here are the best.

1. Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End Nirvana Nevermind
One of the original spoofs and still one of the best. Weird Al chased a donut rather than a dollar for his Off the Deep End album. He even recorded an entire music video that parodied Smells Like Teen Spirit.

 2. Bart Simpson on the cover of Rolling Stone

Nirvana Nevermind Bart Simpson Rolling Stone Cover

3. Homer Simpson on the cover of Rolling Stone

Nirvana Nevermind Homer Simpson Rolling Stone

4. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte for ESPN the Magazine

Nirvana Nevermind Ryan Lochte

5. Yoda from Star Wars

Nirvana Nevermind Star Wars Yoda

6. Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy

Nirvana Nevermind Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy
Mike Hawthorne and Nathan Fairbain

This one will be available as a limited edition variant cover of the upcoming All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #9 comic this September.

7. Grand Theft Auto

Nirvana NEvermind Grand Theft Auto
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8. Lego

Nirvana Nevermind Lego
Debbie Hickey

9. Minions

Nirvana Nevermind Minions

10. Minimalist Style

Nirvana Nevermind Minimalist Style
Ty Lettau

11. Furby

Nirvana Nevermind Furby
Furby Living