Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Slits - Cut (Antilles, 1979)

Island Records logos are frequently the ugliest. While I like the bubble-script-minor-league-baseball vibe of the Antilles logo, the Island visual elements ruin this - the centerhole disrupts the illusion of the sun (now it looks more like the Tropicana orange), and the palm tree looks like a synthetic buoy floating on a thin ocean by itself.

But somehow the inclusion of the band's name and silhouette redeems the label overall for me - it's charming and goofy rather than heinous.

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