Ryan Adams Reveals Subtle Scientific Tribute on the Cover of His Album _Gold_
If you’ve never taken a long, careful gaze into the cover of Ryan Adams’ landmark record Gold, then you probably never connected the subtle nod to the actual element of gold.
On the album’s sixteenth anniversary, Adams tweeted that there is a “nerd secret” on the album’s cover: He is wearing a shirt with the number 79 on it, equal to gold’s atomic number on the periodic table.
Extra points for you if you already knew this.
Happy Sweet 16th Birthday “Gold”
I left a little nerd secret on the cover.
The atomic # of Gold is on my shirt! pic.twitter.com/NeNRC5jSQI
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) September 25, 2017