Ruts - The Crack

Ruts - The Crack

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (Virgin - V 2132)
UK 3xCD Box Set 2019 (Caroline - CAROLR105CD)

1 Babylon's Burning 2:35
2 Dope For Guns 2:11
3 S.U.S. 3:49
4 Something That I Said 3:53
5 You're Just A... 2:55
6 It Was Cold 6:48
7 Savage Circle 3:05
8 Jah War 6:55
9 Criminal Mind 1:34
10 Backbiter 3:02
11 Out Of Order 1:50
12 Human Punk 4:34

Disc 2 on CD:
Singles & Rarities
1 In A Rut 3:42
2 H-Eyes 2:50
3 Babylon's Burning (7" Version) 2:32
4 Society 1:55
5 Something That I Said (7" Version) 3:06
6 Give Youth A Chance 3:11
7 Jah War (7" Version) 3:36
8 I Ain't Sofisticated 2:18
Rough Mixes
9 You're Just A... 3:23
10 Criminal Mind 1:37
11 Savage Circle 3:07
12 Backbiter 3:17
13 Out Of Order 2:04
14 I Ain't Sofisticated 2:21
15 It Was Cold 5:02
16 S.U.S. 3:56
17 Jah Wars 3:47
18 Something That I Said 3:56
19 Dope For Guns 2:14

Disc 3 on CD
Live In The Netherlands 1980
1 Savage Circle 3:30
2 Something That I Said 3:59
3 I Ain't Sofisticated 2:43
4 S.U.S. 3:32
5 Demolition Dancing 3:20
6 Backbiter 2:40
7 Out Of Order 2:04
8 Jah War 4:41
9 Criminal Mind 1:53
10 Babylon's Burning 2:45
11 Dope For Guns 2:28
12 Staring At The Rude Boys 3:15
13 H-Eyes 2:29
14 In A Rut 6:16
15 You're Just A... 2:40
16 It Was Cold 4:41
17 Society 3:59
18 Love Song 1:43
19 Human Punk 3:16

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US LP 1979 (Virgin International - VI 2132)

1 Babylon's Burning 2:34
2 S. U. S. 3:48
3 Something That I Said 3:52
4 You're Just A ... 2:54
5 It Was Cold 6:49
6 Savage Circle 3:05
7 Jah War 6:54
8 Society 1:53
9 Criminal Mind 1:35
10 Back Biter 3:02
11 Out Of Order 1:58
12 Dope For Guns 2:11

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 16, 6 wks

Credits

UK/US LP:

Musicians:
Paul Fox - guitars, backing vocals + occasional organ ('Jah War')
Segs - bass guitar, backing vocals, skanking Steinway ('Jah War')
Malcolm Owen - vocals
Dave Ruffy - drums, backing vocals + percussion

Extra musicians: The Big Horns
Gary Barnacle - sax
Luke Tunney - trumpet

Pocky, Wocky + Bertie - backing vocals
Mannah (Faster than lightning) - backing vocals on 'SUS' and 'Criminal Mind'
Special synthesizer effects on 'It Was Cold' - Mick Glossop
Thanks to Nicky and the Night Owlers
Produced and arranged by Mick Glossop and the Ruts
Mixed and engineered by Mick Glossop
Tape Op - George (Chappie) Chambers
'Human Punk' recorded live at The Marquee 19th July 1979
Dog credits: Old Pew Pah - courtesy of Dave Ruffy + Segs. Hait Ben - courtesy of Long Bob Kelly. Lonely - courtesy of Chappie Chambers
Recorded at the Town House 1979

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CD:

Project co-ordinator: Mark Brennan
Mastered by Tim Turan at Turan Audio

Disc 1:
Tracks 1-12 originally released in September 1979 by Virgin Records (V 2132)
All tracks produced and arranged by Mick Glossop and the Ruts

Disc 2:
Tracks 1-2 originally released in January 1979 by People Unite Records (SJP 795)
Tracks 3-4 originally released in June 1979 by Virgin Records (VS 271)
Tracks 5-6 originally released in August 1979 by Virgin Records (VS 285)
Tracks 7-8 originally released in November 1979 by Virgin Records (VS 298)
Tracks 9-19 previously unreleased rough monitor mixes
All tracks produced and arranged by Mick Glossop and the Ruts except tracks 1 and 2 The Ruts and track 6 Bob Sargeant

Disc 3:
Tracks 1-12 recorded at Gigant, Apeldoorn, Holland on 18 January 1980

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