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Facebook Censors Album Cover


As the anniversary of Nirvana’s epic release Nevermind approaches, there are more and more images of the iconic cover popping up all over the Internet, and Facebook has taken it upon themselves to censor it. 

Facebook says the album cover violates their user agreement regarding nudity in photos. The “nudity” in this case was a three month old baby boy with his thingie exposed.

The cover art is being used to promote the 20th anniversary of the album’s release. Facebook says they took the image down saying that “Facebook does not allow photos that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use.”

Either Facebook reversed their decision, or they just realized that they can’t take down all of the images of the album cover because the photo is all over Nirvana’s official Facebook Fan Page as well as countless other user pages. Facebook has not issued an official statement regarding the issue.

By the way, the little boy in the photo is named Spencer Elden and was paid $200 for the original photo. He has recreated the image several times and says he wouldn’t mind doing it again.

There’s a new Nevermind tribute album called Newermind that you can download for free. A 20th anniversary re-issue of Nevermind will be hitting stores on September 20th.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” got all of the attention when the record was released and while it is an awesome song to play cranked up to 11, this was my favorite song off an album that I have had to replace at least three times. I bought it on cassette and played it so much, the tape thinned out to nothing, so I bought it on CD and had to replace that CD because the first one wore out. Here is “Drain You” from MTV’s Live and Loud

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