n Jerry Hopkins' biography Bowie, David Bowie explains that the Aladdin Sane persona was both an extension of his Ziggy Stardust character and his "idea of rock-and-roll America." Bowie's U.S. tour the previous year had left him with somewhat mixed feelings -- "wanting to be up on the stage performing my songs," he says, "but on the other hand not really wanting to be on those buses with all those strange people... So Aladdin Sane was split down the middle." This "schizophrenia," as Bowie describes it, is conveyed on the cover of Aladdin Sane by his glitter makeup: A lightning bolt bisects the singer's face. (Bowie, however, would later tell friends that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who had been diagnosed as a schizophrenic.)
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