DAYBREAK * SURVIVAL KIT * ISLAND 006 * UK
A fine Disco record from Survival Kit which deserves much more credit than it gets; the song does an brilliant job in creating an atmosphere to match the lyrics, which, like a Hitchcock film, has a palpable air of anxiety and foreboding throughout. Only one side of the record is by Survival Kit the B side being a track by Bobby McClure.
Though . . this is just about the silliest label design from Island, that has far to much going on than is necessary for a record label. There's what looks like a night club or bar on a cliff edge called 'charliesz' with a 1940s American roadster parked outside, a plane that has written the name Island in the sky and now looks like it's about to plunge into the sea! all of which is pointless and totally useless visual junk. That same sea has to be bleached out so that the barley legible copyright information can be squeezed in (I'll bet they agonized where to put that), then there is the absence of song writers credits but the stupid command to "Play loud"; but the silliest thing of all is the palm tree with female breasts that seems to be skiing across the water, attached to nothing and apropos of nothing. No wonder this label design wasn't around for long.
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