THE RUTS - The Crack (2023 Reissue) - LP - 180g Vinyl [FEB 17]
THE RUTS - The Crack (2023 Reissue) - LP - 180g Vinyl [FEB 17]

THE RUTS - The Crack (2023 Reissue) - LP - 180g Vinyl [FEB 17]

€32.99
Label: Proper Records SKU: Catalogue ID: UMCLP031 Format: Vinyl
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THE RUTS - The Crack (2023 Reissue) - LP - 180g Vinyl [FEB 17]

THE RUTS - The Crack (2023 Reissue) - LP - 180g Vinyl [FEB 17]

€32.99

 

LP - 180g Black Vinyl with artwork that replicates the original 1979 Virgin Records UK release.

The Ruts’s debut album, released in 1979, The Crack contains the UK hit singles: Babylon’s Burning and Something That I Said. Very much fitting the era’s protest atmosphere – Jah War, which was written in the aftermath of the Southall unrest and the over-use of force by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Patrol Group in the ‘70s, was also released as a single. Hard-hitting song S.U.S also deals with similar issues – a withering comment on the notorious stop and search laws.The album is both anthemic, with simmering roots reggae and dub, but seared by classic rock guitar leads, totally redefining the genre and combining to create an ominous atmosphere of paranoia and dread reflective of the times in which it was made.

Tracklist:

Side A
1. Babylon's Burning [2:34]
2. Dope For Guns [2:11]
3. S. U. S. [3:48]
4. Something That I Said [3:52]
5. You're Just A... [2:54]
6. It Was Cold [6:49]

Side B
1. Savage Circle [3:05]
2. Jah War [6:54]
3. Criminal Mind [1:35]
4. Back Bitter [3:02]
5. Out Of Order [1:58]
6. Human Punk [4:26]