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The Ruts / Ruts DC are an English Reggae-influenced Punk Rock band, notable for the 1979 UK "Babylon's Burning", and an earlier single "In a Rut".

Band Members[]

  • David Ruffy
  • John Jennings
  • Malcolm Owen
  • Paul Fox

Discography[edit][]

Albums[edit][]

  • The Crack (September 1979: Virgin, V 2132) UK No. 16
  • Grin & Bear It (part-compilation) (October 1980: Virgin, V 2188) UK No. 28
  • Animal Now (as Ruts D.C.) (May 1981: Virgin)
  • Rhythm Collision (as Ruts D.C.) (July 1982: Bohemian)
  • Rhythm Collision Vol.2 (as Ruts D.C.) (2013: Sosumi) featuring Mad ProfessorPrince Fatty, Tenor Fly, Rob Love, Jessica Mcintyre, Aynzli Jones, Seamus Beaghen, etc.)

Live[edit][]

  • BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (Windsong International – split with Penetration[2])
  • Live at Deeply Vale 1970's (2006: Ozit)
  • Get Out of It Live (2006: Ozit)

Selective compilation albums and E.P.s[edit][]

  • The Peel Sessions (December 1986: Strange Fruit)
  • Peel Sessions – Complete Sessions 1979–1981 (May 1990: Strange Fruit)
  • Demolition Dancing (1994: Receiver) – mostly live material, and including two tracks with The Damned: "Shakin' All Over" and "In a Rut"
  • Something That I Said: The Best of the Ruts (March 1995: Virgin)
  • Bustin’ Out: The Essential Ruts Collection (June 2001: EMI)
  • The Crack/Grin and Bear It (2003, EMI; both original albums on one CD.)

Singles[edit][]

  • "In a Rut" / "H-Eyes" (May 1978: People Unite, SJP 795 & RUT 1)
  • "Babylon's Burning" / "Society" (June 1979: Virgin, VS 271; also released as a 12 inch single) UK No. 7
  • "Something That I Said" / "Give Youth a Chance" (August 1979: Virgin, VS 285) UK No. 29
  • "Jah Wars" / "I Ain't Sofisticated" (November 1979: Virgin, VS 298)
  • "Jah War" / " SUS " 12" (1979 Virgin Records France, Virgin 2141 248 ).
  • "Staring at the Rude Boys" / "Love in Vain" (April 1980: Virgin, VS 327) UK No. 22
  • "West One (Shine on Me)" / "The Crack" (August 1980: Virgin, VS 370) UK No. 43
  • "Different View" / "Formula Eyes" (as Ruts D.C.) (February 1981: Virgin, VS 396)
  • "Whatever We Do" / "Push Yourself – Make It Work" (as Ruts D.C.) (July 1982: Bohemian, B 02)
  • "Weak Heart" / "Militant" / "Accusation" (as Ruts D.C.) (March 1983: Bohemian, B 03)
  • "Stepping Bondage" / "Lobotomy" / "Rich Bitch" (as Ruts) (May 1983: Bohemian, B 04)[2]

Gallery[]

Audio[]

Society (1978)

Reference[]