Can't find anything on this band, so am presuming it hasn't been done before.
― PhilK, Saturday, 1 September 2007 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
most underrated British punk band?
classic. mentioned in this thread but never one of their own
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 1 September 2007 22:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
Classic - and only one album with the original lineup to show for it. Which has been reissued in many different permutations but NEVER with all the non-LP tracks, and I think it could all fit on one disc for crying out loud!
The Ruts Peel Sessions disc was one of the hardest things I ever found, even with the help of the net. But that was before everyone was ripping and selling. So go find it!
― Mr. Odd, Saturday, 1 September 2007 22:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
I'm surprised they're seen as a fairly minor band these days.
I mean "In A Rut", "Babylon's Burning" and "Staring at the Rude Boys" are all pretty epochal, aren't they?
― PhilK, Sunday, 2 September 2007 09:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
Yep, classic. John Robb's band Gold Blade sounded a lot like the Ruts when I saw them last time.
― Soukesian, Sunday, 2 September 2007 11:00 (5 years ago) Permalink
This does a pretty good job of rounding up the non-LP songs, including the rare Stepping Bondage single.
― Colonel Poo, Sunday, 2 September 2007 12:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
Just thinking really how Malcolm Owen must be the least-lionised rock casualty of them all.
I mean he died young in a deeply rock'n'roll way, left a pretty solid (if slim) catalogue, and was by all accounts a very charismatic person.
Did that "Control" fella steal all his limelight?
― PhilK, Thursday, 25 October 2007 22:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
See The Damned's "Limit Club" for a Malcolm tribute.
― Mr. Odd, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
I can't believe I haven't posted on here yet. Absolutely fantastic band and I'll take them over the frickin' Clash any day of the week.
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 26 October 2007 01:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
listening to the peel sessions LP right now. SUCH A RAD BAND.
― pretzel walrus, Monday, 25 October 2010 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
― mr. mandelbrot flythrough vertigo, esq. (Edward III), Monday, 25 October 2010 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
Could do with a proper anthology that collects "The Crack" along with all their singles. I think all that stuff is available but scattered amongst many releases.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thinking about this again... anyone know what releases contain their entire recorded legacy? I think all you need is "The Crack/Grin And Bear It" 2-on-1 CD and "The Punk Singles Collection".
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 9 September 2012 13:40 (8 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I would say that as well. I often wonder what would have happened to this band if Malcolm Owen hadn't had such a drug problem; my dad saw them live back in the late '70s and he's raved about that gig ever since!
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:56 (8 months ago) Permalink
Anyone have opinions on the two Ruts DC albums?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 23:44 (3 months ago) Permalink
Decent dub, but nothing like the original Ruts. I enjoyed the recent reissue of Animal Now.
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 23:47 (3 months ago) Permalink