Ruts - Cold Distant Lights (Why Not Vote Socialist)

Ruts - Cold Distant Lights (Why Not Vote Socialist)

Original Release Date


Release Information

UK LP 1983 (SUS - 1980)

1 Demolition Dancing
2 Back Biter
3 Out Of Order
4 Jah Wars
5 Babylon's Burning
6 Criminal Mind
7 Something That I Said
8 I Ain't Sophisticated
9 Dope For Guns
10 Stepping Bondage
11 Stand By Ya Mum
12 Savage Circle
13 Black Man's Pinch (Give Youth A Chance)
14 Shakin' All Over
15 In A Rut

Chart Placings



1-6: Berlin (Germany)/The Kant Kino, January 22, 1980 |
7: 2nd John Peel Radio Session May 14, 1979
8-9: London/The Hippodrome July 7, 1979
10-11: Glasgow/Strathclyde University November 5, 1979
12-13: 1st Ever Ruts Session For John Peel's BBC Radio 1 Program January 25, 1979
14-15: Sheffield/Top Rank July 25, 1980 (Sheffield Tracks Are Encores Of A Damned Gig, Both Titles Performed Live On Stage By The Damned Together With The Ruts)

Greetings From Acapulco To The Jealous Guy Who Gave Tapes/There's Definitely More To Come!
Some Know When An End is Reached, Other's Don't!

Additional Credits

Malcolm Owen - vocals
Paul Fox - guitars, backing vocals
Segs - bass guitar, backing vocals
Dave Ruffy - drums, backing vocals, percussion

Reviews & Opinions

STEVE SPINALI, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #23, MARCH 1985: This limited edition bootleg (200 copies) showcases the live performing talents of this early English punk band through a variety of vintage performances. The sound quality ranges from poor to pretty good, but only about one-third of this album captures the excitement of this band. I suppose one's desire to find this disc depends on how much of a RUTS fan you really are . . .

Additional Notes

Bootleg. Only 200 pressed. Blue vinyl.


Ruts - Cold Distant Lights (Why Not Vote Socialist) - UK LP 1983 (SUS - 1980)Ruts - Cold Distant Lights (Why Not Vote Socialist) - UK LP 1983 (SUS - 1980)

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