Ruts* ‎– The Crack

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Virgin ‎– V 2132
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A1 Babylon's Burning
A2 Dope For Guns
A3 S U S
A4 Something That I Said
A5 You're Just A
A6 It Was Cold
Synthesizer [Special Synthesizer Effects] – Mick Glossop
B1 Savage Circle
B2 Jah War
Backing Vocals – Bertie*, Rocky (10), Pocky*Organ [Occasional Organ] – Paul Fox (7)Piano [Skanking Steinway] – Segs
B3 Criminal Mind
B4 Back Biter
B5 Out Of Order
B6 Human Punk

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Recorded and mastered at The Townhouse.

Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.

℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.

'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)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): V 2132 A-7U-1-1-1 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): V 2132 B-6 TOWNHOUSE

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
400988, 3222 797 The Ruts The Crack(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 400988, 3222 797 France 1980 Sell This Version

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johnnyrememberme

johnnyrememberme

November 21, 2018
A very bored looking John Lydon also appears on sleeve...my copy also has the 'Ruts - 3.99' sticker
LAFMS

LAFMS

May 13, 2018
I find entering new releases rather time consuming so I will just say here that I have a Japanese pressing from 1980.
jimmystrummer

jimmystrummer

December 4, 2017
My copy doesn't have anything unique on the matrix runout -- just "V2132-A* 7078-700" on the A-side and "V2132-B* 7079-700" on the other. The label does say it was made in New Zealand, so is it possible that I have a NZ pressing that's not listed on here?
harakeric69

harakeric69

July 3, 2017

speaking of classic : early punk greatest glory *****
guzzer

guzzer

June 4, 2017
Backing vocals on Jah War are by members of Misty in Roots - not surprisingly given that the song talks about the police beating of one of the Misty in Roots collective, Clarence Baker. "Pocky" is undoubtedly Walford "Poco" (or Poko) Tyson. Bertie is Delbert Ngoni McKay, but Rocky I don't know
daviderrey

daviderrey

February 13, 2017
My copy has a sticker on the front cover saying "Ruts 3.99 Dont pay more" in the red triangle
smudgeisdead

smudgeisdead

January 3, 2015
My copy has a marketed by rtc p.o.box 3829 auckland which is in new zealand so im guessing its a new zealand pressing.
tolteke2007

tolteke2007

December 21, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

My version:
Matrix/Runout Side A: V-2132-A6 STRAWBERRY WELL GRIN AND BARE IT FOR YOU
Matrix/Runout Side B: V-2132-B-5 YOU´LL GRIN AND BARE IT FOR US! STRAWBERRY