3. Cut

Artist: The Slits

Year released: 1979

Known for sneering as much as singing, The Slits' debut album artwork has a very similar sentiment. It's recognized as much for the image on the cover as the punk-dub sounds inside. Getting naked, slathering yourself with mud, and putting that on the cover of your record certainly speaks volumes of how you think of your artwork. To do this in 1979 was just plain bold—it's become an underground icon.

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