Band: The Ruts
Album: Something That I Said - The Best Of The Ruts
Release Date: February 1995
Music Genre: Punk Rock New Wave Ska
Release Country: Europe
Record Type: 17 Tracks CD
British punk rock band formed in London in 1977 with an original line up of Malcolm Owen (vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums), Vince Segs (bass) and Paul Fox (guitar). Their first single 'In A Rut' only just missed out on getting into the Top 40, though it did earn them three sessions with BBC Radio One and a contract with Virgin. The next single 'Babylon's Burning' was a hit going in to the top ten, this was followed by a couple more sucessful singles. They began to attract attention from hard-line Skinheads who disagreed with the bands anti-racist stance. This resulted in violence at some of their gigs which caused Owen, who was already having problems with heroin to become depressed. The first release of the 80's for the band 'Staring At The Rude Boys', was sadly also to be Owens last, as he passed away, July, 14th, 1980, after taking a heroin overdose.
The band continued with Fox taking over the vocals, under the new name Ruts DC.
|1||In A Rut||3:40|
|4||Dope For Guns||2:11|
|6||Something That I Said||3:54|
|7||You're Just A...||3:03|
|8||It Was Cold||6:39|
|13||Out Of Order||1:58|
|15||Staring At The Rude Boys||3:13|
|16||Love In Vain||4:09|
|17||West One (Shine On Me)||5:42|
The copyright in this recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd. ℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd. Tracks 2, 5, 15, 16, 17 ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Ltd © 1995 Virgin Records Ltd. Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
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UK: CDOVD 454
Made in the EU / Printed in the UK.
Tracks 1 & 2 were first issued on the 'In A Rut' 7-inch single, which was released by People Unite on January 11th 1979 (SJP 795).
Tracks 3 to 14 are the album 'The Crack', which was produced by Mick Glossop/The Ruts and released by Virgin on September 28th 1979 (V 2132).
Track 14 was recorded live at The Marquee in London, England, UK on July 19th 1979.
Tracks 15 & 16 were first issued on the 'Staring At The Rude Boys' 7-inch single, which was released by Virgin on March 27th 1980 (VS 327).
Track 17 was first issued on the 'West One (Shine On Me)' 7-inch single, which was released by Virgin on August 22nd 1980 (VS 370).