FIVE INFAMOUS ALBUM COVERS

Outrageous in their time or just plain silly, this opening salvo of five infamous album covers might present a compelling argument for rebuilding your vinyl collection in themselves; mild apologies for anything that might be considered un-PC today. Readers are warmly invited to suggest further titles to extend this piece. The Slits - Cut The Slits were a British female punk band formed in 1976. The music was raw and wild; a strange hybrid of punk and reggae but the songs spoke more of freedom and empowerment than sex. So in a sense the cover of the band’s 1979 debut, Cut, showing the trio warrior-like sporting loincloths, bare-breasted and covered in mud was something that you might expect a

 
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