The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down Album Cover, 2011
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The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down Album Cover, 2011

By Storm Thorgerson
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The front cover of The Steve Miller Band's Let Your Hair Down, released on April 19, 2011.Image courtesy of The Steve Miller Band. Photography by StormStudios. "This picture of the hare is for real, it's not a dead hare, nor a stuffed hare but a real hare. The bald man is also real, naturally. And the hall behind is an old ballroom called the Rivelly ballroom in the East End of London. His girlfriend also has a hare on the head although dimly seen. It is not entirely clear what the ladder is for,  which we in England call a step ladder and is used to let yourself down from lofts or trees. The ladder is a prop and is to do with letting your hair down, not up as in Let your Hair Down, hang loose and enjoy yourself. When we asked Steve Miller what the album was about, he said having a good time. So this picture is intended to make you smile, daft as it is. I sometimes wonder if the hare is a look out, he is obviously there to replace the lack of hair in the bald man, so clearly a metaphor." - Storm Thorgerson 
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The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down Album Cover, 2011
The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down Album Cover, 2011

 
 
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