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Innersleeve Photo Session

David Bowie

"...Upstairs in the studio we did the Clockwork Orange look-a-likes that became the inner sleeve. The idea was to hit a look somewhere between the Malcolm McDowell thing with the one mascaraed eyelash and insects. It was the era of "Wild Boys" by William S. Burroughs. That was a really heavy book that had come out in about 1970, and it was a cross between that and Clockwork Orange that really started to put together the shape and the look of what Ziggy and the Spiders were going to become. They were both powerful pieces of work, especially the marauding boy gangs of Burrough's Wild Boys with their Bowie knives. I got straight on to that. I read everything into everything. Everything had to be infinitely symbolic." - Bowie explaining the album cover photoshoot (1993)

Trevor Bolder

David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars

David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
(from the Ziggy Stardust LP inner record sleeve)

Woody Woodmansey

Mick Ronson

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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)