Bruce Springsteen

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Original album photography by Annie Leibowitz (1984)

It’s been 30 years since Annie Leibovitz photographed Bruce Springsteen’s ass for the cover of the Born in the USA album. While this pose is an alternate of the actual album cover, the design became a cult image in Western popular culture. Springsteen commented on the origin of the concept: “We had the flag on the cover because the first song was called “Born in the U.S.A.”, and the theme of the record kind of follows from the themes I’ve been writing about for at least the last six or seven years. But the flag is a powerful image, and when you set that stuff loose, you don’t know what’s gonna be done with it.”

Some people thought that the cover depicted Springsteen urinating on the flag. He denied it: “That was unintentional. We took a lot of different types of pictures, and in the end, the picture of my ass looked better than the picture of my face, that’s what went on the cover.” Nevertheless, it’s the fourth of July and today America celebrates it’s birthday. (source: Wikipedia)

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  • Date: July 4, 2014
  • Filed under: Music