Ruts* ‎– The Crack

Virgin ‎– OVED 80
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Babylon's Burning 2:34
A2 Dope For Guns 2:11
A3 S.U.S.
Backing Vocals – Mannah*
A4 Something That I Said 3:52
A5 You're Just A ... 2:54
A6 It Was Cold
Synthesizer [Special Synthesizer Effects] – Mick Glossop
B1 Savage Circle 3:05
B2 Jah War
Backing Vocals – Bertie (5), Pocky, Rocky (10)Organ – Paul Fox (7)Piano [Skanking Steinway] – Segs
B3 Criminal Mind
Backing Vocals – Mannah*
B4 Back Biter 3:02
B5 Out Of Order 1:58
B6 Human Punk 4:26

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℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1979 Virgin Records Ltd

Manufactured in the UK

"Human Punk" recorded live at The Marquee, 19th July 1979.

The front cover of the LP shows caricatures of many well known personalities from the 1970s. The 4 Ruts sit on a lounge in the centre of the painting - other identifiable characters include Jimmy Pursey (at 4 o'clock) Astronomer Patrick Moore (at 8 o'clock) John Peel (with a girl on his lap, at 9 o'clock), Peter Cook and Dudley Moore (at 11 o'clock), Keith Richards (at 1 o'clock), Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible (at 2 o'clock) and Jimi Hendrix (at 3 o'clock).

Some differences in tracklist between back cover and labels:
A3 is written "S.U.S" on back cover, "S.U.S." on label.
A5 is written "You're Just A" on back cover, "You're Just A ..." on label.
B4 is written "Back Biter" on back cover, "Backbiter" on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped and crossed out): V 2132 A-7U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped): OVED 80 A-7U-1-1-1 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched and crossed out): V-2132-B_6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, stamped): OVED 80 B-6U-1-2-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched): TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): OVED 80-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): OVED 80-B

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2132 Ruts* The Crack(LP, Album) Virgin V 2132 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2933 791 The Ruts The Crack(LP, Album) Virgin 2933 791 France 1979 Sell This Version
CAROL 1818-2 Ruts* The Crack(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Inc. CAROL 1818-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
CDV 2132, 719 401 The Ruts The Crack(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2132, 719 401 UK 1990 Sell This Version
2933 791 The Ruts The Crack(LP, Album, Red) Virgin 2933 791 France 1979 Sell This Version