Search Results for:

THE RUTS

The Ruts

The Crack

    40th anniversary reissue to tie in with the band’s ‘40 Years of The Crack’ tour – 2019.

    The band’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 – the white-reggae of 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.

    Re-mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio.
    Cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.


    Latest Pre-Sales

    188 NEW ITEMS

    A wet Wednesday in Manchester. We’re open 12 - 5. Come and take shelter from the rain. https://t.co/KL1FeNcZ4F https://t.co/Pn6ncpqoTR
    Wed 23rd - 11:26
    ‘Untitled (Black Is)’ by @SaultGlobal drops this Friday. The prolific Sault, (pronounced S-A-U-L-T) have released F… https://t.co/HLex0aDRfH
    Tue 22nd - 4:01
    PRESALE: @dinkededition 71 @RatsOnRafts 'Excerpts From Chapter 3...' Dinked Vinyl Edition Details: • Dark green v… https://t.co/Ze6Bi4VDsY
    Tue 22nd - 1:00
    The limited edition signed art cards, 1 of 2 designs, for the new @acrmcr album ‘Loco’ out this Friday, have arrive… https://t.co/L2Qxx9SBsu
    Tue 22nd - 12:39
    The second instalment of @RSDUK 2020 this Saturday September 26th is approaching fast! Which albums are you hoping… https://t.co/OsV7PA7OlD
    Tue 22nd - 12:12
    E-newsletter —
    Sign up
    Back to top