Closing Logo Group

Background: IRS (International Record Syndicate) Records was a record label formed in 1979 by Miles Copeland III. It was the sister label of the UK record company Illegal Records. The label was folded in 1996. In 2011, however, it was revived.


Logo: On a black background a circle scrolls the bottom of the screen. Inside the circle is a brick wall and ground (the animation is all black and white drawings), then it goes over a man's feet and after going past them, it goes back to the feet. The circle then pans up the man's body all the way to his head. He is wearing a black suit and tie and has a hat and sunglasses on with a cigarette in his hand. His head is looking down. After he rises his head, the brickwall disappears and "I.R.S." fades in above his head and under the circle "PRESENTS" appears.

FX/SFX: Hand-drawn animation.

Music/Sounds: A jazzy bass theme, which sounds vaguely similar to the intro of Elmer Bernstein's The Man with the Golden Arm theme.

Availability: Seen on videos from the label, such as IRS Records Presents Fine Young Cannibals. It was also seen at the beginning of 2000 MTV2 airings of the music videos for the Three O'Clock's "Her Head's Revolving" and the Alarm's "The Deceiver."