Wednesday, 25 October 2017


"music must destroy"
Year:    2016
Country:    UK
City:    London
Label:    Westworld
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Alternative Rock

after three decades of experimentation with electronic music and jamaican music (reggae, dub, ska, etc.) The Ruts are living in 2016 some kind of revival of their roots, closer to punk rock with strong alternative rock, indie rock or simply pop influences. For those lovers of The Ruts debut album, here comes this highly recommended recording which can to remind it a lot with better, cleaner and more melodic voices. ten songs album and almost forty minutes of music of a sort of mature, elegant, smart and clean punk rock with intelligent lyrics related to social issues and politics (as usually) but also more personal and emotive lyrics too. The Ruts are come back and give us this greatful suprise. Brilliant
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"rhythm collision vol. 2"
Year:    2013
Label:    Echo Beach
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    9
Time:    38 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Dub            Reggae

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"rhytm collision vol.1"
Year:    1982
Label:    none
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    8
Time:    36 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Dub            Reggae

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"The crack"
Year:    1979
Label:  Virgin
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:            Punk            Dub

Formed in London in 1978 with an original line up of Malcolm Owen (vocals), Dave Ruffy (drums), Vince Segs (bass) and Paul Fox (guitar) the Ruts were a Hard Punk band. 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 died in the July from a heroin overdose. The band continued with Fox taking over the vocals, under the new name 'Ruts DC' although without Owen the band just wasn't the same. They finally split up in 1983 after releasing two more albums.

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