Jethro Tull - Aqualung - 1971

The original cover art by Burton Silverman features a watercolour portrait of a long haired, bearded man in shabby clothes with a malevolent stare. He was pictured against a doorway almost cornered but still menacing (this seemed to be much of the content in a couple of the songs in the album). The skiing poster was used as a mildly ironic contrast to this fringe person who would usually be ignored in the street. Anderson was not a model for him, but the hair and the outlier look was a reference to his performance persona.

The back cover figured the other side of this creature’s rant at the world,
the hopeless side as he sat alone in he dark and with only a stray dog, as a companion.
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