Top 50 Most Iconic Album Covers - IGN - David Bowie/Aladdin Sane - The sixth album in Bowie's catalog follows his 1972 concept album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust. The cover finds the father of glam rock shirtless, embracing his rock star status, with a red lightning bolt painted across his right eye. It was one of many Bowie covers to focus on his distinctively flamboyant look.
1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy