The Ruts ‎– The Crack

Virgin ‎– V 2132
Vinyl, LP, Album

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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 [Occasional 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

Companies, etc.



Recorded at The Town House, except "Human Punk" recorded live at The Marquee, 19th July 1979.
This version mastered at Strawberry Mastering (there is a similar version mastered at The Town House).

Published by Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd

Side A, white label with Ruts in black over red triangle.
Side B, black label with Ruts in white over red triangle.

Incidental info: 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 & 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 copies issued with Ruts logo "V2132 3.99 DON'T PAY MORE" hype sticker.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched - variant 1): V-2132-A6 (STRAWBERRY stamped) GRIN AND BARE IT FOR (US scratched out) (YOU typed) ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched - variant 1): V-2132-B4 IF YOULL GRIN AND BEAR IT FOR US (STRAWBERRY stamped) ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched - variant 2): V 2132 A6 (STRAWBERRY stamped) WELL GRIN AND BARE IT FOR (US scratched out) (YOU typed)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched - variant 2): V-2132- B5 IF YOULL GRIN AND BEAR IT FOR US (STRAWBERRY stamped)

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

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) 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
4793303 The Ruts The Crack(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Virgin 4793303 Europe 2016 Sell This Version