XTC / Ruts - Take This Town / Babylon's Burning

XTC / Ruts - Take This Town / Babylon's Burning

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK 7" 1980 (RSO - RSO 071)

1 XTC - Take This Town 4:08
2 The Ruts - Babylon's Burning 2:30

Chart Placings

None

Credits

From the original motion picture soundtrack 'Times Square' - 2658 145

'Times Square' The original soundtrack album only available on RSO Records & Tapes including music from The Pretenders, Roxy Music, Gary Numan, Talking Heads, Joe Jackson, The Cure, The Ramones, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Garland Jeffries - and more.

Additional Credits

XTC:
Andy Partridge - vocals, guitar
Colin Moulding - bass, vocals
Dave Gregory - guitar
Terry Chambers - drums
Produced by Steve Lilywhite & XTC. Engineered by Hugh Padgham

Ruts:
Malcolm Owen - vocals
Paul Fox - guitar
Segs - bass guitar
David Ruffy - drums, percussion
Produced by Mick Glossop

Reviews & Opinions

RONNIE GURR, SMASH HITS, 11TH DECEMBER 1980: This is on the mighty RSO by virtue of the fact that the track fleetingly appears in the Stigwood backed movie 'Times Square'. Usual hiccoughing vocal from Partridge but much whistling and whoh-ho-ho-ing, the end result sounding like 'Kaiser Bill's Batman' mated with the Seven Dwarf's 'Hi Ho Hi Ho It's Off To Work We Go'. As such, a great single. Previously unreleased, and with The Rut's 'Babylon's Burning' on the flip this would be the ideal cheapo Christmas present for any juvenile delinquent relative.

Additional Notes

From the original motion picture soundtrack for Times Square.

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