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Rolling Stone #670 - November 25, 1993
Tom Petty wasn't taken aback when Seliger asked him to pose on a camel for a 1991 cover shoot. "I'd ridden one in Egypt once," Petty recalls. "I figured it would be just like another joy ride around the pyramids. But this time, it turned out to be a mother camel with her screaming baby. If you've ever heard a camel cry, you know that's a significant wail. It was a long day, but Mark got an amazing shot. Of course, I was a little disappointed the camel didn't make the cover." Later, for the 25th-anniversary issue, Petty wanted to be shot grocery shopping "because he's a down-to-earth guy," says Seliger. "We didn't use that picture, but I still like something about it."