Band Name: The Ruts
Music Album: The Crack
Album Release Date: September 1979
Music Genre: Punk Rock Dub
Record Label: Virgin
Album Release Country: United Kingdom
Music Record Type: 12 Tracks Vinyl Album LP
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.
|Dope For Guns
|S U S
|Something That I Said
|You're Just A
|It Was Cold
|Out Of Order
Recorded and mastered at The Townhouse.
Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.
'Human Punk' recorded live at The Marquee, 19th July 1979.
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