9. MDC

Artist: MDC

Year released: 1982

Carlos Lowry designed this cover for radical San Francisco punks MDC's debut, based on a mural by Raul Valdez in Austin, TX. Though MDC was a ferocious presence, they were also quite thoughtful in their approach, which extended to their album arts, seen in this anti-facist image that somehow recalls the populism of Warhol and the style of Lichtenstein.

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