Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Slash, 1980

As someone who fumbled through self-publishing layout in the late 80s and who put out some records and was responsible for trying to design label art--while being a person with no business doing either--I have an appreciation for the amateurish output of imprints in their earliest days. LA's Slash Record, which grew out of a zine of the same name, eventually settled on a red cursive logo with dripping letters--maybe blood, maybe spray paint. In any case, when they released Los Angeles, the debut album by X, they were still figuring it out, and I love the low-budget look of this record.

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