Teenage Wasteland, 1971

Forty-one years on, the Who’s 1971 masterwork, Who’s Next, has lost none of its power, passion or beauty.
Every song an absolute classic.
This week the Rock File unearths outtakes from the Ethan Russell photo sessions that produced one of the most iconic cover images in rock.
A non-doctored, alternate frame of the cover shot:

The same frame, doctored with enhanced sky:

A series of other outtakes from the photo session:

 A series of early cover concepts featuring Keith Moon in drag:

Photographs by Ethan Russell
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One Response to Teenage Wasteland, 1971

  1. Shermanator says:

    My eyes just keep going to Townsend’s arms. If they had PhotoShop then, maybe they could have done something, add some beef, subtract some length.

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